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. Wine 2015 World Value Wine Challenge   US
America’s Only Competition for Wines $20 and under.

The World Value Wine Challenge is our annual competition for wines $20 and under.This year we reviewed over 500 wines to find the best tasting wines in four price tiers: $20 and under, $15 and under, $10 and under, and $8 and under.   more >>

Winning Spanish Reds and Whites   INTL
Impressive Wines from Ribera del Duero and Rueda

Judging the current crop of robust reds from Ribera del Duero immediately brought me back to my time spent on the high plains of Old Castile.   more >>

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Beer Specialty Beers for Fall
Treat Yourself to Something Special

Every fall we release the results of our specialty beer tasting. What is a specialty beer you ask? These are beers from more obscure categories like lambic, rauchbier (smoked beer), flavored, herbed or spiced beers, fruit beers, gluten-free, hybrid-styles, and other interesting beers that sometimes defy categorization.   more >>

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Spirits 2015 Liqueur Review
Sweet Treats for the Holidays

It’s a fact, as the temperature drops the liqueur bottles pop. Sales of sugary spirits always rise in the last three months of the year as holiday festivities and colder temperatures elicit warming sips of sweetness. Liqueurs are also some of the more difficult categories that we taste here at Tastings.com, as the sugary buildup of sweetness and viscosity on the palate can lead a different flavor of palate fatigue that is often more challenging than the burn of high-proof spirits.   more >>

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Wine of the Week
Bogle 2013 Petite Sirah, California $11. Best Buy.
212480 Always a dependable brand and frequent winner in our competitions, Bogle really blew us away this year with their Petite Sirah. A fantastic wine worth 2 or three times the price.
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Beer of the Week
North Coast Brewing Co. Barrel Aged Old Rasputin Imperial Stout XVII.
212250 A great idea from a great brewer, North Coast has been patiently cellaring their richest, maltiest beers for years and are now releasing them. Never had a cellared beer? Try this.
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Spirit of the Week
broVo Boomerang Liqueur.
213042 Craft liqueurs are fun. This one is an 'intriguing and layered dried fruit liqueur with a panoply of cocktail applications.' Couldn't have said it better ourselves, and we did!
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