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2015 Carol Shelton Coquille Blanc Paso Robles

2015 Carol Shelton Coquille Blanc Paso Robles Review

2015 Carol Shelton Coquille Blanc

Originally this wine was created in 2008 to celebrate the wineries 10th anniversary. The exotic compexity and food friendliness of a white Rone-style bland makes this a “red drinkers white” a complex alternative to the more one dimensional white varietal wines like Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc.

Coquille, is pronounced “ko-keel” it is French for shellfish or scallop.

Winemaker’s tasting notes, exotic nose of spicy pears and white peaches, almond paste/marzipan, a touch of honeysuckle perfume. In the mouth it is chrisply dry yet creamy and round and full-bodied, with nice almond paste on crisp-yet-juicy pear fruit.

Fermentation Characteristics, 100% barrel fermented, then stirred every 10 days for 9 months

Cellar Storage Aging, nine months in older French oak barrels

Alcohol – 13.2%
Residual Sugar – 0.35%
Total Acidity – 0.65 gm/100ml
pH – 3.40

Varietals – 38% Grenache blanc, 32% Roussanne, 20% Viognier, 10% Marsanne

Appellation – 93% Paso Robles, Nevarez Vinyard, 7% Damiano (Viognier), Placer Co all sustainably grown

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Dunham Cellars Shirley Mays Chardonnay

2014 Shirley Mays Columbia Valley Chardonnay from Dunham Cellars

Dunham Cellars 2014 Shirley Mays Columbia Valley Chardonnay from the Lewis Estate Vineyard.
Alcohol 13.5% by Volume

Walla Walla native Shirley Mays Dunham was a storybook grandma. She Smelled of delicious kitchen spices, filled her house with dindness and had room in her heart for all qualities she passed on to her son Mike and grandson Eric. Shirley passed away in 1983 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. To honor her memory and the legacy of others like her, Dunham Cellars donates a portion of the profits from each bottle to Susan G. Komen for the Cure which we have supported since 2001. we are committed to helping beat this devastating disease.

This wine is estate bottled offering a balance of crisp, clean fruit with the light creamy barrel ferment, this 100% Chardonnay from the Lewis Estate Vineyard is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Stylistically similar to past vintages, this wine balances notes of apple, pear, passion fruit and cream soda, the rich mouth feel only enhances the experience.

Produced and bottled by Dunham Cellars, LLC
Walla Walla, Washington

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Kentucky Liquor Brokers Wine Beer Spirits & Non-Alcoholic Brands

Kentucky Liquor Brokers, is an efficient way to have full time sales representation in the state of Kentucky for suppliers and brand owners. Working on and off premise we offer in state distributor management, brand ambassador, sales force training, brand education, tracking sales, work with distributor sales representatives, placements, new account distribution while maintaining existing accounts, promotions, hand selling and taking existing brands to the next level.

Kentucky Liquor Brokers works with suppliers and brand owners to attain goals, stating how long and how much it will take to get there. We specialize in targeting accounts that fit your brands demographic. Working with the staff in the account and key on and off distributor sales staff to make sure that your brand becomes a focus. Hand sells, incentives, strategic promotions, cocktail menus, drink/wine lists… recognizing opportunities that will increase case sales.

Kentucky Liquor Brokers has been representing Wine, Beer, Spirits & Non-Alcoholic Brands with a focus on sales. Brokers have relationships with distributors and accounts to get sales results. Setting up distribution in the state, brand education, working with key distributor sales teams, targeting key accounts, incentive programs, promotions, day to day inventory, tracking goals and making sure goals are attained.

For information on representation in the state of Kentucky email info@kentukyliquorbrokers.com

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1-877-SPIRITS.COM Beer Wine or Liquor Delivered

1-877-SPIRITS.COM is your premier gift delivery service that can help you select the perfect gifts to impress your recipients. The all-inclusive prices include standard delivery (3-5 business days), gift wrap with personalized gift card, service fees and taxes. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, contact the concierge at 1-877-SPIRITS (774-7487) or email at info@1877SPIRITS.COM. They will locate even those hard to find special requests. (Note: HI & AK deliveries are subject to additional shipping fees. Additional fees may be charged for some State deliveries due to fees set by the State Liquor Commission.)

Here are some of my recommendations;

Champagne- Dom Pérignon

Wine- FAR NIENTE CABERNET SAUVIGNON ESTATE 2013

Liquor- Muchote Reposado Tequila

Gourmet Gift Baskets- Send Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne & Two Flutes and Gourmet Chocolate

Business Gifts- Engraved Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey

Anniversary Gifts- Etched Wine Bottles

Congratulations Gifts- Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch Whisky

Personalized Gifts- Custom Engraved Macallan 10 Yr Old Single Malt

Gift of the Month Clubs- Wine of the Month Club

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Top 100 Craft Wines

Craft Wine Competition Top 100 Wines

Craft Wine Competition International Awards, brings together vintners best wines from all over the world. Independent, craft, artisan, boutique… flagship wines that reflect what wine making is all about. Producers are focused on wine making, unique yet with a common constant commitment to quality. Craft wines have the ability to focus intensely on every aspect throughout the wine making experience. Start with geography, climate, and interaction with the soil to certain characteristic qualities that go into the fermentation process and aging or just the sum of the effects. Craft wines are made with passion and the unique flavors in each varietal present themselves in the finished product. Wines are tasted blind by an expert panel of a dozen sommeliers with years of expertise both in the industry and judging wine. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded on a 100-point system. Craft Wine Competition International Awards results will be posted on the site and brands will use winning medallion on bottles and marketing materials. To see the results from last years competition click here, Cheers!

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Home Bar Basics And Not So Basics

Home Bar Basics Book Review

Home Bar Basics, because making great drinks at home is fun, cheaper than going out, and easier than you might think. Dave Stolte has twenty years of home-bartending experience along with the advice of some of the country’s best professional bartenders to assist in creating the book “Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics),” a pocket-sized Cocktails 101 guide. Dave covers The Basics: twelve drinks that form the core of a home bar menu. If you master these you’ll be ready for the more advanced recipes in The Not-So-Basics. If you are making cocktails in your home, this is a must have book, fine tune your skills and reap the rewards. Buy a copy of Home Bar Basics Now!

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Louisiana Lightning Whiskey Review

I was watching this weeks episode of Hotmixology and was introduced to Louisiana Lightning a clear whiskey has a tiny sliver of lightning in every bottle. The story behind Louisiana Lightning is all about “old Mr. Dufour” in a lightning strike in Amite City, Louisiana where he walked up, touched the lightning bolt “Silky smooth although it does give one a bit of a tingle.” After saying that he sliced off a piece of the lightning and the claim now is that there is a little tiny sliver of lightning in every bottle to make it “silky smooth.” Louisiana Lightning is an award winning corn-grain white whiskey distilled in Amite, Louisiana. Below are listed some of the many awards Louisiana Lightning Whiskey has received.

2014 Artisan Awards Spirits Competition Gold Medal
2014 Denver International Spirits Competition Gold Medal
Beverage Tasting Institute International Review of Spirits Award Silver Medal
2014 Straight Up Texas International Spirits Competition Bronze Medal
2014 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition Silver Medal
2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Louisiana Lightning Whiskey
Louisiana Lightning Whiskey

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StoreVino Wine Rack Review

I have/drink a lot of wine, not a day goes by that I don’t buy a bottle, receive bottle or take a bottle to a dinner or party. STOREVINO Nero is my new best friend. This simple solution, keeps all my wine organized in one place and I can add to it as my wine collection grows.

STORVINO Nero was described to me as legos for adults. A wine storage solution that can be put anywhere, under your kitchen counter, in a closet, garage or stacked in a room. Each plastic crate holds six bottles, it can be put upright for transferring bottles or on it’s side and stacked. You can stack them 10 high and as wide as you want. To stabilize each one is connected to another using a wine cork (photo below). Made in the USA using 100% recycled material. The size 10.25” H x 11.75” W x 8” D and weights 2.6 lbs. and the cost is around $20 each. For transporting wine the handles on either side make it easy.

The STOREVINO Nero modular system is so clever I keep asking myself why didn’t I think of that!

Wine Storage Solution
Wine Storage Solution
Storvino Cork Connector for Connectiong One STORVINO to another
Storvino Cork Connector for Connectiong One STORVINO to another

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