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Joseph Phelps 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage emergence: Joseph Phelps 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Most of the time, top-shelf wines produced by Joseph Phelps are not very affordable and sometimes hard to get.  But the 2014 vintage was a year of ideal growing conditions and a wonderful harvest.  This all translates to some really fine wines becoming within reach of many buyers who may have passed them up... Read More
Tasting Pinot Noir- Does the good stuff matter- (1)

Tasting Pinot Noir: Does the good stuff matter?

Posted on: September 12th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Sometimes the best way to gain more appreciation for the often-finicky Pinot Noir wine is taste two, or even more, side-by-side. By repeatedly contrasting characteristics like the bouquet, mid-palate, and finish, it is easy to see why the Pinot Noir varietal gets so much attention from wine lovers. Direct comparisons will also settle the... Read More
Novelity Wine Labels- For Fun and Not Too Fancy

Novelity Wine Labels: For Fun and Not Too Fancy

Posted on: August 19th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Crazy wine labels are a lot of fun, especially the animal ones.  But that does not exclude them from the standard “buyer beware” cautions.  Often you must to be even more careful, because some producers use a catchy label to sell a substandard product. One of the more eye-catching bottle adornments out there this... Read More
Ninkasi Brewing_First Rule IPA

Ninkasi Brewing Company Releases First Rule IPA to Bottles

Posted on: August 14th, 2017 by Press Release No Comments

It’s no secret Ninkasi Brewing Company has a hop love affair. This continues to be evident in its newest Special Release Series beer—First Rule IPA. Originally released to Ninkasi’s Rare & Delicious Series in March 2017, the brewery is proud to elevate this beer to its Special Release Series in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and on-draft.... Read More
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Shake Up Your Summer with EVO’s Summer Cocktail Menu

Posted on: July 15th, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

While we are in the full swing of summer, the places to find respite from heat become more and more scarce. One thing that can always be counted upon is that some of your favorite restaurants and bars are switching up their menus and EVO is no exception. We’ve got the lowdown on EVO’s... Read More
Antonelli Monte Falco

Italy’s Umbria region: Historical and flavorful

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Italy’s Umbria region is reknowned for fantastic vinos, but there are just so many to explore, that picking one out is never an easy task.  But with a bit of historical insight, the choices may become a little easier. Although other saints hailed from the Umbria region, St. Valentine (patron saint of sweethearts) is said to have served as a Bishop in the town of Terni and no doubt was familiar with... Read More
HUSS BREWING CO. UNVEILS COPPER STATE IPA 7.15.17

Huss Brewing Co. Unveils Copper State IPA 7.15.17

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 by Press Release No Comments

Delight in the first-ever taste of Huss Brewing Co.‘s new flagship IPA thisSaturday, July 15 at 4 pm at the Huss Brewing Co. Taproom at Uptown Plaza. Join Huss owners Leah and Jeff Huss as they introduce Huss’ Copper State IPA, a tribute to the flavors, the history and most important the beer drinkers of the Grand Canyon State. That’s because beer lovers statewide helped craft this delicious Indian Pale Ale, even if... Read More
Maple Zin

Maple Zin: Buying Into Vineyard-Specific Wine

Posted on: June 19th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Most of the time we really don’t pay much attention to the details about where the grapes in our wine come from.  The wine’s region of origin (Napa, Sonoma, Umbria, Bordeaux, Etc.) is all that matters. Just leave all the rest to the experts. But there are a select group of special, self-appointed, wine aficionados... Read More
Damilano Barolo

Wine from Barolo: Damilano’s Lecinquevigne

Posted on: June 9th, 2017 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

Italians like to say, “Barolo is the king of wine!” and this one puts that right up front.  With its “five vineyards” label, Damilano’s prominent red Barolos and their vineyards go back several generations of family TLC. In fact, Damilano’s Barolo Lecinquevigne is really one of the best ways to get acquainted with a... Read More
OP Negroni

Celebrate Negroni Week with Ocean Prime’s OP Negroni

Posted on: June 3rd, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

With Negroni Week taking place from June 5th through June 11th, our friends at Ocean Prime wanted to make sure that you have the perfect recipe to make the best negroni at home. The OP Negroni is perfect for sipping and celebrating. What is Negroni Week? Negroni Week was initiated in 2013 by Imbibe... Read More

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