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21 November, 2017

Mixed Up: A Book Review and Holiday Gift Idea

Mixed Up: A Book Review and Holiday Gift Idea
Comments : 1 Posted in : Beverage, Cocktail Recipes, Liqueurs, Product Reviews, Spirits on by : The Gourmez

I just finished Mixed Up: Cocktail Recipes (and Flash Fiction) for the Discerning Drinker (and Reader), which is a little black book full of exactly what it says on the label. How often can us spirit lovers say that? This book would make a thoughtful gift for the cocktail lovers in your life, as it
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20 October, 2015

ViPova Cannabidiol Tea

ViPova Cannabidiol Tea
Comments : 3 Posted in : Beverage, Product Reviews on by : The Gourmez

What’s new in the cannabis scene? Cannabidiol tea! Before you go rushing to check my medical marijuana card (I don’t have one), you should know that ViPova tea does not use any ingredients from the marijuana plant. Instead, it aims to deliver the healthful benefits, still under research, of cannabidiol (CBD) from hemp plants, Swedish
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19 February, 2015

Sipping Stones, TOPO Eight Oak Carolina Whiskey, and the Strawberry Glades 

Sipping Stones, TOPO Eight Oak Carolina Whiskey, and the Strawberry Glades 
Posted in : Beverage, Cocktail Recipes, Product Reviews, Spirits, Whiskey / Whisky on by : The Gourmez

I’m doing two reviews in one today! My friends over at TOPO Distillery have debuted their organic Eight Oak Whiskey, and they were kind enough to send me a bottle for review. This fortuitous gift also provided me with the perfect opportunity to test out a set of Sipping Stones, soapstone cubes designed to provide a
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11 November, 2014

Waiākea Hawaiian Volcanic Water — and Coupon Code!

Waiākea Hawaiian Volcanic Water — and Coupon Code!
Comments : 2 Posted in : Beverage, Product Reviews on by : The Gourmez

I’ve never done a water taste test before. I’ve read a number of articles on them, being firmly in the camp that a pretty bottle does not make for better water, and that typically, our public municipal water is healthier than anything the less-regulated bottled-water industry can provide. Plus, I generally scoff when people claim
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29 March, 2013

Country Vintner 2013 Trade Show Finds

Posted in : Beverage, Events, Merlot, Other Red Blends, Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris, Product Reviews, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Valpolicella, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

Country Vintner 2013 Trade Show Finds Last week, I attended the Country Vintner’s 2013 Trade Show stop at the Cookery, one of a few stops they made in the state to show off their current portfolio of wines to local restaurants and wine purchasers from all over. The Country Vintner is a large wine sales
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