A brand new rum has hit the cabinets in Florida, California, and New York (out there nationally on-line), and it has a reasonably highly effective backstory. To wit: Led by Janet Diaz-Bonilla, the primary Cuban-American immigrant lady to discovered and personal a rum model, La Marielita is a proud collaboration of Janet Diaz-Bonilla and fellow
American whiskey followers have lengthy been stricken with single barrel fever. And for a neighborhood primarily based round evaluating and contrasting opinions on taste, that basically comes as no shock. Barrel picks enable us to discover a single producer’s vary, all whereas admiring the range that may emerge when sipping in any other case an
Two new wines from our associates in Sonoma’s Dutcher Crossing. 2019 Dutcher Crossing Chardonnay Costello Winery – This Alexander Valley chardonnay bursts with notes of coconut and guava, then strikes into Meyer lemon and baking spice notes. A bit doughy and unctuous, as you’d count on from a Sonoma chardonnay, the oak affect drops ample
The march of Basil Hayden whiskey releases continues with one more particular expression, this one beginning with normal Basil Hayden bourbon, then ending it in California pink wine casks. There’s no data on the ending course of (or a lot else) past that descriptor, so let’s merely dive in. The dissonance right here is fast.
New Zealand’s Cloudy Bay just lately despatched us a trio of wines — with each the 2021 and 2022 vintages of its iconic sauvignon blanc represented. Let’s dig into all of them. 2020 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir Marlborough – A pedestrian pinot, barely beefy with distant, demure fruit that tries solely fitfully to interrupt via