A Hemmingway escape: Papa’s Pilar Marquesas Rum

We have been preaching the virtues of good rum for the last several years. From Agricoles to Jamaicans we’ve prided ourselves in bringing some of the best bottles the rum world has to offer right to the shelves of Indiana. Throughout this journey one name consistently arises, Papa’s Pilar. Named for Ernest “Papa” Hemingway, these […]

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The Best Price Ever On One Of The Best Whiskies Ever

Time is a funny thing. If you had told me five years ago that one of the most respected distilleries in the world would be from Taiwan I would have laughed. If you had then told me how many price jumps we would see in the world of whiskey I would have cried. Now with […]

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Our lowest-price EVER on Don Julio 1942

I must begin this email with a confession. When I first came to Vine & Table I was not what you would call the biggest tequila fan. Sure, I had taken part in the usual college dalliances. I’ve had my fair share of shots and Margaritas, but I never considered tequila a sipping spirit in […]

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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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Say “Howdy!” to your new vermouth, Partner

We are in the golden age of vermouth – not too many years ago the average drinker was aware of basically one brand, Martini (here in Indiana, Cinzano vermouth featured prominently in the 1979 film Breaking Away, but that didn’t really do the brand any favors as the Cinzano Bicycle Team were the villains). Our […]

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Wathen’s “Barrel Proof” V&T Bourbon has arrived

I have always said that relationships matter in this business and when it comes to getting our hands on good casks, good relationships are crucial. We have had a long relationship with Charles and Sam Medley, owners of Wathen’s Bourbon, over the years, which proved exceedingly fruitful this year as Vine & Table was chosen […]

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Magnus means great, and Joseph Magnus Bourbon is exactly that

In our business you hear rumors, and all the rumors swirling around Joseph Magnus Straight Bourbon said this was a bottle we needed to try. A double gold medal winner with three different barrel finishes isn’t something you see every day. Imagine my pleasure when on first sip this proved to be everything I had […]

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