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2010 Correggia "Val dei Preti" Nebbiolo Roero
Review Date: 6-26-2013
Here is one of the finest Roero produced Nebbiolo. Extremely well put together, with impeccable structure. It's not particularly dark or earthy, but has the perfect amount of spice to balance the bright red fruit. Totally worth the Langhe pricing....
Price: $32.99 Add To Cart RP 92 BC 0

2011 Poderi Morini "Savignone" Savignon Rosso
Review Date: 6-26-2013
I'm in love. I'm not embarrassed to be in love with the cheapskate wine. Made from 100% centesimino (loosely translated to cheapo!) is certainly a deal. Blueberry, pepper, structured and altogether fabulous. It reminds me of some of Piedmont's lesser known varietals, but without the floral side of Ruche. A stupendous wine for the price, geared specifically for Italian wine geeks...
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Aberlour - A'Bunadh Cask Strength Single Malt 750ml
Review Date: 9-5-2012
Some people search for certain batches of the Aberlour A'Bunadh, but honestly I rarely taste the Aberlour's various batches without thinking, "Dang!" This is always a monster. If you like Sherry influence, power and intensity in your single malt, this is the product for you. You might just get lucky and get a batch that one of the critics rates extremely highly, but either way you'll have a sold cask strength dram to rely on.

123 Tequila "Dos" 100% Organic Reposado Tequila 750ml
Review Date: 9-5-2012
The 123 Repo adds a hint of Oak Spice to the already lovely blanco. Very subtle use of oak doesn't over sweeten or overpower the character of the distillate.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart BC 0

123 Tequila "Uno" 100% Organic Blanco Tequila 750ml
Review Date: 9-5-2012
A classic lowland tequila made in a sustainable way, this shows plenty of the rich earthy spice that you'd expect from a lowland, but balanced with plenty of fruit. Plus it's ORGANIC!
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart BC 0

10 Cane Barbados Rum 750ml
Review Date: 9-5-2012
This light rum from Trinidad is fine for mixing and uses fresh pressed cane instead of molasses. Aging for 1 year in french oak, it has a light golden hue. A refined and low intensity style different from many other "agricole" rums.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 5-2-2012
Wow what complexity for $35. The nose is nutty toasty rich with some hints of pumpkin seed and spice. Strong smashed apple and fabulous lift. Totally on point for the price.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Clear Creek Cranberry Liqueur 750ml (Ships as 1.5L)
Review Date: 9-12-2011
McCarthy's is known world wide for being one of America's finest craft distillery. His forte is fruit based liqueurs and he's been able to successfully compete with French producers with significantly more capital and about 200 hundred more years of experience. The Cranberry liqueur proves that Steve is also one of the most innovative producers of liqueurs around. His skill and commitment to quality is truly on show here, as he develops a perfectly balanced and incredibly complex liqueur from these angry little cranberries.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Fruit Lab Hibiscus Organic Liqueur 750ml
Review Date: 9-12-2011
A delicious and delightfully guilt free product from the wonderful GREEN BAR COLLECTIVE, our local purveyor of the greenest spirits around. The nose is sweet red flowers and fruit. The palate has great lift and acidity. The perfect mix of flowery, fruity, tart and tangy. Great for mixing - think an oz or two in your prosecco or added to your favorite gin...
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Aperol Aperitivo Liqueur 750ml
Review Date: 8-28-2011
The Italian classic has been making a comeback recently and deservedly so. Bottle a laughable 11%, Aperol backs all the punch of its big brother Campari without the headaches. Traditionally served in a Spritz, add 2-3 oz of Aperol to a glass full of ice. Top with Prosecco and an orange wheel. Enjoy over and over!

Barbancourt 5 Star 8 Year Old Haitian Rum 750ml
Review Date: 8-28-2011
Haiti's largest export is rhum. Barbancourt is essentially the ONLY rhum being exported from the troubled island nation. It is a testament to their commitment to quality. Made in a very similar style to the AOC rums of it's neighbors Martinique and Guadeloupe, Barbancourt 5 Star is one of my favorites. Fresh and light on its feet, you have all the intensity of a great Agricole rhum without the funky undertones. One of the best values in the store.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Combier Liqueur D' Orange Triple Sec
Review Date: 8-28-2011
I'm picky about my triple sec. Most people look at triple sec like a filler, something that doesn't really have to be of the highest quality. I say to them, "look again!" Trying triple sec of varying quality side by side will immediately tell you that this assumption is flawed. Combier is one of the finest triple sec available and should be considered as such. This makes every difference in your drink so don't skimp.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Del Maguey Tobala Mezcal 750ml
Review Date: 8-28-2011
My favorite mezcal at any price, the Tobala is an incredibly rare agave the grows only in the shaded areas of the Oaxacan highlands. This producer is known to use tropical fruit in addition to agave to get the right balance for this spice fruit forward Mezcal.
Price: $119.99 Add To Cart BC 0

El Dorado 12 year old Demerara Guyana Rum 750ml
Review Date: 8-28-2011
An incredible example of why the El Dorado Rum should be considered some of the world's finest. From a famous rum producing nation, Guyana, Demerara Distillers Ltd is the last functioning distillery in this Caribbean jungle nation. Using some of the world's oldest stills, DDL has been able to continue Guyana's legacy of producing the finest rums. Every offering from El Dorado is strikingly different, but the 12 year stands alone in terms of bang for your buck. This is a blend of 4 rums from 4 different types of still and represents the old style Guyana rum. Delicious!
Price: $25.99 Add To Cart BC 0

La Cigarrera Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda (375ml)
Review Date: 8-28-2011
Gwah! Great Manzanilla for nothing at all. If you don't like sherry then we can't be friends, but if you at least try this bottle I'll forgive you forever. An accurate example of this stupendous style of sherry. Intense and nutty, very very rich with a racy balancing acidity. This is what I LIKE!!!
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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