The Pluck of the Irish

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Revelers quaff about 4.2 billion pints of beer on St. Patrick’s Day. Now that’s our kind of holiday! We’re as fond of green beer as the next lad, but we also enjoy some of the emerald isle’s more complex offerings. Take Jameson Irish Whiskey. It is beloved whether it’s neat or on the rocks. But…

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VINIQ – Available Now!

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NEW! A drink that shimmers! It’s a fusion of premium vodka, moscato and sweet juicy peach and other fruit flavors. Viniq’s pearlescent pigment is 100% safe and FDA approved, made from the basic ingredients used in cake frosting and the coating on jelly beans. Your drink can be as glittery as you!  http://viniq.com/  

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Valentine’s Day Sweets

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Roses are red, violets are blue. Shopping for Valentine’s Day? Here’s what you do: Buy the finest chocolate you can find, then stop by Cap n’ Cork for one of these lovely wines, liqueurs or spirits to pair with your treats. More of a beer drinker? We have some fantastic brews to match your sweets,…

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SMOOTH MOVES WITH ICE

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  At this time of year, ice is generally considered a pain. It makes walking and driving hazardous, gums up our pipes and gutters and wreaks havoc on tree limbs. Ice in our drinks? That’s another matter. And it goes way beyond blender drinks. There are actual rules and legitimate science that govern the use…

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The January Starter Kit

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Maybe you’ve seen the Starter Kit memes running around the Internet. Maybe you’ve even created one yourself! Well, we couldn’t let you have all the fun. We decided to create a January Starter Kit to get you all set for New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and the cold, gray, dreary, bleary, blustery days that…

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Classy Entertaining: Elevate Your Event with an Aperitif

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Starting with the Bud Light when your friends come to the door at Christmas says you gave up. Especially when it’s so easy to step up your game and bring a new sophistication to your holiday entertaining this year. Take a tip from our international friends and pour a simple aperitif.    An aperitif (ap-pair-ee-TEEF)…

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Just in Time for the Holidays: A Party-Planning Guide!

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Planning an event? We can help you determine what to buy and how much you’ll need with our handy-dandy Party Planner. First, expect most guests to have two drinks during the first hour of your party and one drink per hour for the rest of the event. Then follow these simple guidelines:   WINE AND…

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The Rock Star Grape: Cabernet

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Cabernet Sauvignon is, along with Merlot, one of the world’s most planted dark-skinned grape varieties. It’s also one of the most identifiable, with a nose that hints at green peppers and a consistent black currant flavor. The grape is a cross between the red grape Cabernet Franc and the white grape Sauvignon Blanc. Cabernet is…

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Wines for Thanksgiving Dining

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Many articles recommend wines to complement a beautiful Thanksgiving spread. But let’s be honest: We know you’re just as likely to need a wine to keep you calm through dinner prep, mask a very dry turkey or help you smile through an awkward meal with the relatives. Consider these suggestions from our very own Rocky…

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More Ideas for Thanksgiving

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While the rolls are baking Before dinner, set a celebratory mood with some bubbly, like Moet and Chandon White Star Champagne. Its crisp fizz is the opposites-attract match to creamy, rich cheese. Add some crackers, some mixed nuts…and you have a perfect trifecta of crispy, creamy, salty. Rolls? What rolls? If you don’t like Champagne…

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