As the creator of the world’s first commercially produced flavored vodka back in 1962 who better to make some of the best flavored vodkas on the market? Check out these recipes or these flavor profiles to plan your next cocktail party!
When La Crema was founded in 1979, the Russian River Valley had yet to establish itself as one of California’s most important regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The first few vintages at La Crema were devoted to learning the intricacies of cold-climate viticulture and winemaking along with the task of procuring first-class vineyards for fruit.
La Crema’s vineyards are all harvested by hand. The winemaking techniques are primarily traditional to ensure that the wines are true to both the variety and the terroir. The Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented and aged in French oak on the lees with bi-monthly battonage to add texture and complexity. The Pinot Noirs are cold soaked for five to eight days before fermentation in small, open-top fermenters and aging in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. As with the Chardonnay, La Crema’s Pinot Noirs are pure, accurate and reflective of their origin.
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Jägermeister really needs no introduction, nearly anyone who has been to the bar lately knows what it represents. It's a popular shot, maybe one of the most popular shots of the season, but what other great drinks can be made with it? From the clubs of Berlin to the mixology bars of New York, Jägermeister enthusiasts have found plenty of unique ways to unlock the bold flavors in our elixir. Rewrite the rulebook at your next party with these future classics, perfect for everyone from the ice-cold purist to the most daring trailblazers of taste.
There are a lot of urban legends circulating about Red Cat, and on behalf of everyone at Hazlitt Vineyards, we’d like to take this opportunity to set the record straight.
They’re all true.
See, when the Red Cat comes out to play, things get interesting. There are more smiles and laughs (lots more laughs), more crazy toasts and more of the kinds of things that become part of the stories you’ll never tell your grandkids.
There are also more off-key karaoke performances, but you can’t blame that on us.
One urban legend we can confirm has to do with the history of Red Cat. Before he founded the vineyard, Jerry Hazlitt used to make wine at home for family and friends using the New York-native Red Catawba grapes. Jerry’s sons, renowned for their gracious hospitality, “borrowed” some of Dad’s grape juice and hosted a waterfront bash, complete with a bonfire and homemade hot tub. Historians note that as more Red Cat was consumed, less apparel was worn in the hot tub. This is how HHJ—the original hot tub wine—was born.
Why is Red Cat the best original sweet red wine? It’s high quality, locally grown, and of course it tastes delicious!
Check out Red Cat's website for recipes and more information about its products.
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Learn about the process of making Aviation Gin
Check out Aviation Gin's website for cocktail recipes and more information about its products.
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut has been the symbol of the House since 1772. A perfect balance between power and finesse, its complexity comes from the predominant presence of Pinot Noir and Reserve Wines. It showcases our superb vineyards and the consistent style of our House
Grapes from as many as 50 to 60 different Crus are used for the blending of Yellow Label. The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the core structure of Clicquot, while a touch of Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential to a perfectly balanced wine.
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Driftless Glen Distillery is a craft distillery located in Baraboo, WI. Our spirits are made on the idea of quality rather than cutting costs. All the bottling, labels, and spirits themselves have been perfected through years of work. We have a full range of products including vodka, gin, moonshine, brandy and whiskey. We are producing a total of 2,000 barrels of bourbon and rye whiskey a year. Baraboo is the perfect location to distill our spirits, from the great filtration the sandy soil creates for our water to the early morning fog creating humidity for our barrels.
For more about Driftless Glen and their products and recipes: Driftless Glen
Rise up against ordinary flavors and domesticated wines. Break free. Take a stand for concentrated pleasure and life on the edge. Rich, full-bodied Insurrection comes from Australia, where people decide for themselves and no one apologizes for living full throttle.
Tasting Notes: Big bold flavors envelop the palate with red fruit, plum and chocolate. Shiraz offers berries and spice, while Cabernet Sauvignon delivers power and structure. Relentless waves of strong, rich flavor resolve into a long, smooth finish.
For more about Insurrection please visit: Insurrection Wines
This is a fantastic wine to share with family and friends as we welcome spring! Take a look at the accolades this wine has received.
A quick guide for choosing the right Black Box wine for you:
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: Full-bodied, displaying enticing aromas of black currant, toasty oak, and a hint of vanilla. Ripe blackberries and chocolate fill the palate with balanced tannins that lead to a soft, lingering finish.
CHARDONNAY: Displays fresh aromas of citrus with notes of pineapple. The palate is rich with a full entry and shows flavors of tropical mango and pineapple with a touch of minerality. It finishes long with ripe fruit flavors returning.
MALBEC: Presents luscious violet and blackberry aromas. The palate is medium-bodied, with juicy plum flavors and hints of leather and chocolate. An earthy, robust structure and balanced acidity lead to a complex, velvety finish.
MERLOT: Presents aromas of hearty plum and cinnamon, with a touch of vanilla and light smokiness. It’s smooth across the palate, with a medium weight, supple acidity, and wonderful notes of black cherry and tobacco.
PINOT GRIGIO: Full aromas of green apple complement wonderful lime notes. The palate is balanced with refreshing acidity and minerality, and a lime crispness on the finish.
PINOT NOIR: Displays enticing aromas of strawberry and red cherry, with a delightful earthiness complemented by fresh and toasty oak notes. Fresh berry and vanilla flavors lead to a soft, lingering finish
RED ELEGANCE: Displays juicy red fruit along with ripe plum and blueberry. The palate is rich with a full entry and shows flavors of sweet chocolate, spice, and vanilla. It finishes long and round with a velvety mouthfeel.
RIESLING: This wine has aromas of ripe stone fruit such as apricot and peach, with hints of honeycomb and citrus blossom. The palate is lush with off-dry sweetness, nectarine flavors, and supple minerality. It ends with a refreshing finish bolstered by delicately balanced acidity.
SAUVIGNON BLANC: A refreshing and zesty wine that was 100% fermented in stainless steel. Featuring stone fruit aromas, this wine blends crisp acidity and the sweetness of peaches with slight floral notes. Herbaceous undertones accentuate its freshness, ending with a clean, dry finish.
SHIRAZ: Displays aromas of blackberry, allspice, and cocoa with hints of vanilla and sweet tobacco. Vibrant berry fruit and sweet oak complement full tannins and lead to a lasting finish. We source grapes from warm regions for vibrant berry character and from cool regions for added structure.
What does a true taste of lime taste like? Absolut Lime is made exclusively from natural ingredients, and unlike some other flavored vodkas, it doesn't contain any added sugar. To put it short and simple: Absolut Lime is smooth, rich and very fresh with a distinct note of freshly pressed lime and a slightly sweet and fruity finish.
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