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Are Restaurant Wine Lists Scary?

Well, the prices often are. You can find bottle prices running anywhere from two to five times the retail cost, and glasses of wine at about the retail cost. It’s never been a secret that wine prices help the profitability of restaurants. As we get

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Scotch: The Basics

Scotch must contain malted barley and come from Scotland. It can also use other grains but malted barley is really the defining grain of scotch. Scotch Whisky must be aged for a minimum of three years in oak casks. It is often aged in previously used bourbon barrels. Sherry, Port, Wine, Rum and Brandy barrels are also used.

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Getting Into Wine

A number of people think that getting into wine is complicated. To be fair, getting deeply into wine can become that complicated, what with all the varietals, blends, and regions, not to mention the terminology. We’re not doing that kind of a deep dive today.

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Lambic

In a world filled with lactose beers and pastry stouts, Lambic styles seem to be left in the dark. These spontaneous fermented Flemish beverages bring a whole new complexity and intricacy to the beer world. With its depth of farmhouse and earthy flavors, lambic is

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The Hottest Growing Spirit!

Tequila has been a growing category for the last couple of years, only to see 2020 explode the tequila market. With celebrity endorsements, new brands and marketing everywhere, it’s time we actually learn a little bit about tequila itself! Tequila is a spirit distilled from

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Path to Recovery

We’re not interested in the politics of the Covid situation; we just want to see our friends and neighbors back to work. In that vein, a recent article in a trade publication got our attention. Published in Beverage Dynamics, the article stated that 41% of

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Scotch Road

No, not the one near the Trenton Airport. This is about the long road I’ve taken to enjoy Scotch whisky. I was late coming around to Scotch. Like so many people, I started out drinking beer, added bourbon and other American whiskey’s, before moving on

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Other Resources

The staff at the Hamilton and Hopewell Super Buy Rite’s enjoy being your go-to source for everything related to adult beverages. Whether you need a recommendation, pairing ideas, wedding planning assistance or more, we’re there for you. However, whether you’re looking for services we cannot

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Rule 2: Try Something Different/Options

If you haven’t read from the beginning, Rule 2, as it applies to wine, is Try Something Different. As the Store Manager, I’m responsible for sampling as many new products as I can, and I’m happy to share these tasting notes with you. Club 44

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Seasons Change

It’s the last week of July as I write this, and we’re starting a week of hazy, hot, and humid. And that means it’s time for us to start selling our fall seasonal beers. For the longest time, I’ve been explaining how beer seasons just

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Rule 1: Splurges

In case you missed it earlier, I have two rules for enjoying wine. Rule 1: Drink what you like Rule 2: Try something different Chardonnay is the biggest-selling white wine varietal. When you buy Chardonnay, you probably select Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve, Cupcake, Josh, or

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Summertime is for Sangria

There’s no question that summer is sangria season. Whether you prefer red, or white, or both, we have you covered. If you’re inclined toward pre-made sangria, we have plenty of options for you. We carry established brands like Real and Yago, as well as newer

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