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26 June, 2013

Bloggers’ Night at TOPO Distillery

Comments : 6 Posted in : Distillery, Events, Gin, Vodka, Whiskey / Whisky on by : The Gourmez
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Back in the fall, I spent a few days at TOPO Distillery’s facilities as part of the Terra VITA Sustainable Classroom. It was a strange sort of torture being so close to their organic, 99.6% local (more on that later) array of spirits that includes white whiskey, vodka, and gin. So I asked Esteban McMahan,
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19 April, 2013

Meadow of Love Absinthe Superieure

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Meadow of Love Absinthe Superieure Delaware Phoenix Distillery Walton, NY   Let’s be real — Meadow of Love is a very hippie name for a spirit. And let me be realer — hippie names speak my language. I went to college in Santa Cruz, people. I’m not an ideal hippie myself, but the culture is
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28 December, 2010

Karen “Coy” Sake

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Karen “Coy” Junmai Sake Niigata, Japan Note: In no way, shape, or form are those quote marks of my generation. The rose-colored bottle is very pretty, which counts for automatic bonus points—I’m not afraid to admit it. As the bottle description says, it smells like lychee, with a bit of cream in the nose, too.
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7 April, 2010

Vida Organica Torrontes 2008—Wine Review

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Vida Organica Torrontes 2008 Mendoza, Argentina This organic, white wine smells floral, with a hint of lime and vanilla. The taste is also very floral, which I enjoy in a white wine a lot. A fleeting sweetness greats you along with that strong, floral scent, and lime and grapefruit always chime in. The sweetness quickly
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22 March, 2010

Martellozzo Prosecco—Wine Review

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Martellozzo Prosecco Veneto, Italy First of all, this was like no other sparkling wine I’ve tried before-I had to pull it out, not pop it off. With a corkscrew. I’m still confused as to how I couldn’t pop it or knife it out. I don’t think it’s a prosecco thing; I’ve had prosecco before. Perhaps
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