with love from the emerald isle!

Many wonderful things come from the land of the leprechauns!  Here are a few of my favorites: My best gal pal Lolly Guinness Stout Bangers Denis Lynch (our very own @thespiritofcork on Twitter) CHEESE! Throughout the year we carry a number of Irish beauties here at Vine & Table from Gubbeen to Vintage Cheddar. But […]

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‘The Manhattan Project’

Last Saturday I had several people come into the store looking for some really unique spirits?  I was taken aback by all of the requests; but after my third customer I had figured it out. The Wall Street Journal had published an article that day called ‘The Manhattan Project’. The article was a boozy look […]

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a rare treat for single malt enthusiasts

Every year the drinks giant Diageo, releases a special set of single malts. The company now owns 30 distilleries in Scotland alone. So with that many distilleries in its possession it has quite a few casks to choose from. However, here is the thing, not all of these distilleries are in production or even exist […]

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high west rendezvous rye

a rye revival…

I traveled to Chicago a few years ago for my first ever Whisky Fest which was put on by Malt Advocate (now known as Whisky Advocate). For those of you who have never been, let me explain. Whisky Fest is all about whisky (you would never have guessed that, would you!) of every type and […]

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crimson

this wine rocks!

I recently took home a bottle of Concannon Crimson & Clovers red blend for movie night. Considering the name of the wine, I felt it only appropriate to watch The Runaways, the story of Joan Jett.  Not a bad movie although I could have used a little more info on Lita Ford, as it portrayed […]

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eat cheese without worry

Being lactose intolerant isn’t fun when you LOVE cheese.  Luckily enough there are cheeses out there that are low in lactose.  All dairy-based cheeses have lactose, the natural sugar in milk. Fortunately, as the cheese matures the levels of lactose decrease… a lot!  That means the older (more aged) the cheese is, the easier it […]

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the irishman’s bucket list!

I have two lists to be precise. One is a personal list of things that I am hoping to accomplish, such as  remember my wife’s birthday and learn to not leave my tea bag in the mug after a cuppa.  The other is my Single Malt Scotch Bucket List. For those of you who may […]

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