Flowers Winery

Joan and Walt Flowers established Flowers winery over 30 years ago and persevered over the years dispite the rugged Sonoma coastline with its adverse weather and dense fog and steep slopes. Today the fruit of their labor and vision is Flowers Winery, with a wealth of experience cultivating great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their approach […]

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Natural, Organic, Vegan, Biodynamic – what does it really mean?

Natural wine is wine made with minimal chemical and technological intervention, both in growing grapes and making them into wine. The winemaker neither adds nor removes anything during the winemaking process, which means that all-natural wines are, at a minimum, farmed organically; many growers are biodynamic in the vineyard as well. But not all organic […]

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V&T hand-picked Wathen’s Bourbon has landed!

Those who have been following Vine & Table’s barrel program over the last several years know that we always seem to return to Charles Medley and Wathen’s Bourbon. We have had over a half dozen picks from Wathen’s in the last four years. With so many burgeoning distilleries some might wonder why we keep returning […]

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MTW Wines- A new concept in wine

If you’re tired of hunting for high-quality weekday wines, I’d like to introduce you to a new concept that I’m calling MTW Wines. In order to save you time and money, I’ve tasted hundreds of bottles and selected the highest quality, under-$15 wines that I could find. These wines will rotate on a regular basis, […]

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Winery of the Month – Heritance

Heritance has been described as the cornerstone Napa Valley brand of Taub Family Vineyards, but its history predates the Taub family’s recent acquisition of the winery. The name Heritance combines the words ‘heritage’ and ‘inheritance’- two important concepts signifying a new tradition and the continuation of an enduring legacy championed by Heritance’s founders, Bernard Portet […]

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Amor d’ Amaro

I love Italian amari. These regional bitters offer a style and flavor for every palate – for example, Aperol and Fernet are considerably different. In Amaro Meletti, I’ve finally found an Italian bitter that hits a middle ground and is a solid introduction to the category. From the Meletti family, who have been making a […]

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Upland Brewing Co. Petal to the Kettle

Upland Brewing is making some of most sought-after sour beers in Indiana. When brewers use yeast strains and barrel aging to introduce complex fruity, funky, and sour flavors, it can take months or even years to produce something special. With kettle souring, brewers are able to recreate similar flavors in a much shorter timeframe. Petal […]

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Big, bold, and brassy – a wine with attitude!

Tait Ball Buster is the #1 selling Australian wine in the U.S. for under $20 and there is good reason for that! The back label tells you the story of the evolution of the name and it is funny and most definitely worth a read- I won’t spoil it for you, but needless to say […]

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