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  • On Knowing Tequila

    On Knowing Tequila

    Scott Rosenbaum, our Spirits Strategist, is back from Jalisco, where he took a trip with our team to visit Arette Tequila. Thanks for the post Scott! To know a place you must go there. This dictum was never truer than in the case of Tequila. It is a special place where all assumptions...

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  • Daringly Delicious at High Wire Distilling

    Daringly Delicious at High Wire Distilling

    Scott Blackwell at High Wire Distilling When Scott Blackwell was a baker, he developed a line of gluten-free products with alternative grains. As the distiller at High Wire, he and his wife Ann Marshall craft Sorghum Whiskey and Four Grain Bourbon. “He has researched so many grains and knows inna...

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  • From Field-to-Glass at Far North Spirits

    From Field-to-Glass at Far North Spirits

    Swanson Rye at Far North Spirits “My dad always looked different at harvest time because it was very rewarding,” said Michael Swanson of Far North Spirits. “It sounds very simplistic but it was real.” It was this remembrance that drove Mike and his wife Cheri Reese back to his family’s farm in th...

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  • A Year in New Wine, The Tasting

    A Year in New Wine, The Tasting

    Thank you to everyone who came out on Tuesday to A Year in Wine at Lafayette! It's been quite a year since our 20th Anniversary Tasting in 2015. Keeping things fresh, we opted to pour only items that had joined our book since then, including 34 estates and 6 new craft distilleries, totaling over...

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  • Low-Touch Wines & Spirits with Tom Kearney at June Wine Bar

    Low-Touch Wines & Spirits with Tom Kearney at June Wine Bar

    Tom Kearney at June Wine Bar When June Wine Bar first opened at the start of 2015 on Court Street in Brooklyn, it was an industry destination. But it didn’t take long for June to settle into the streets of Cobble Hill, where it quickly became a neighborhood haven. “Here, the audience that we’ve c...

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  • Introducing Wahaka Mezcal

    Introducing Wahaka Mezcal

    Agave Fire Pit at Wahaka Mezcal This week, we hosted a luncheon to toast the arrival of Wahaka Mezcal to our spirits portfolio. An artisanal distiller from the Central Valley of Oaxaca, the Mendez family tended agave fields five generations ago, and now Alberto “Beto” Morales Mendez is the ma...

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  • Absinthe & Hospitality with Will Elliott at Maison Premiere

    Absinthe & Hospitality with Will Elliott at Maison Premiere

    Will Elliott of Maison Premiere In the less than five years since they’ve opened, Maison Premiere has been nominated twice for a James Beard Award, for their Outstanding Bar Program. The result of a symbiotic relationship between their guests and the changes that have occurred since 2011, Maison ...

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  • Revisiting the Classics at The Library with Tiffany Short

    Revisiting the Classics at The Library with Tiffany Short

    Like an artist that masters figurative drawing before approaching the abstract, Tiffany Short of The Library at the Public, learned the classics while tending bar at The Inn at Little Washington, before she resurrected the Shrub, a colonial cocktail, at the Library. Hired as a bar manager at PS7...

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  • Looking Back on 2014...

    Looking Back on 2014...

    2014 was an amazing year for all of us here at TEW. And for this, we offer great thanks to our families and friends, to our winegrowers and buyers, and to everyone who supports us and them. Looking back on the year, our 20th as a company, we've a lot to reflect on. Cheers to a beautiful year! We...

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  • Single-Malt Whiskey & Rye from Tatoosh

    Single-Malt Whiskey & Rye from Tatoosh

    Mark Simon and Troy Turner of Tatoosh Distillery “We’re in bourbon and rye country with all the big players,” said Mark Simon of Tatoosh. “They did an attendee vote at the end {of the Whiskies of the World Expo in Atlanta], and we were voted best bourbon and rye. For us, the little guys from out ...

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