Rhetoric Bourbon

Rhetoric Rare Release Bourbon & Willet 2 Year Rye!

Greetings bourbon lovers,

Rhetoric, the third in the Orphan Barrel release from Diageo, landed recently at the store and is flying out the door! Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Project is a series of old and rare limited edition spirits gathered from operating or mothballed/demolished distilleries. Diageo, apart from having its hands in the Irish and Scotch whisky business, also dabbles in the American whiskey scene. The company owns the George Dickel Distillery in Tennessee and previously owned the old Bernheim Distillery, along with the old Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Kentucky (home of Pappy Van Winkle), where much of their older bourbon stock now ages. Read More

Ardbeg 10 Year Old Exploration Discovery Set with 2 Free 50ml Bottles NOW $44.99

Who doesn’t love FREE whisky?

One of our best-selling single malt Scotches over the last number of years has been the wonderfully smoky Ardbeg Ten Years Old. This wee peaty beast in its unmistakable green bottle packs a punch in the flavor department, with its heady phenolic character and intense smoky aromas bursting forth when the cork is popped. Unfortunately, the growing global demand for Scotch has increased the price of Ardbeg and other wonderful whiskies to a point where it’s getting harder for our customers to shell out their hard-earned cash for their favorite bottle…until now, that is! Read More

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Olé,Olé Olé Olé!

Now that the World Cup is underway I think that the time is right to release one of the best deals in cachaça that I have ever seen! If you are planning on whipping up batches of Caipirinha cocktails this weekend while watching the best soccer teams in the world, then this deal is for you. But you may be wondering what exactly cachaça is, so let me explain. Read More

Grilled Bacon and Cheese Curd Sandwich

Bacon and Cheese Curd Grilled Cheese

Cheese Curds are “just-made” fresh, young cheddar cheese chunks that are in their natural shape before being processed into blocks and aged. They are squeaky to the tooth, taste a bit like cottage cheese or mozzarella, and are usually fried or put atop french fries in a regionally classic dish called Poutine. Here is another fantastic way to enjoy the fresh milky cheese for dinner. And while you’re at it, if you are using our delicious Kenny’s Farmhouse brand of cheese curd, why not go all out and choose Smoking Goose Bacon for this dish and really bring some Midwest flair to this product long enjoyed by our friends in Wisconsin and Quebec. Read More

Williams Brothers brings new life to ancient recipes.

Williams Brothers Brings New Life to Ancient Recipes

It seems like there is always something new in the craft beer scene. Whether it’s new hop varietals or finding the newest additive to give a beer that extra kick, brewers are constantly trying to find an angle to set their products apart. Williams Brothers, from Alloa, Scotland, decided to look to the past to find something “new” for today; indeed, the brewery was started to recreate a single recipe. Read More

Stone Brewing Co. Imperial Russian Stout 2014

A Different IRS for Tax Day

If you’re like me, Tax Day is your favorite day of the year. The paperwork, the reconciliation, and the filing all fill me with joy. Is there a more uplifting… ok, by now I’m sure you can feel the sarcasm dripping from this prose. Nobody enjoys tax season (except perhaps my accountant neighbor). But there is one benefit to this time of year, and it just happens to be the perfect thing to ease that tax crunch stress: Stone Brewing Company’s IRS or Imperial Russian Stout. Read More

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Chapman’s is Bringing New Brews: Free Ale Tasting on Friday, March 28

Friends, your humble beer guy would like to tell you a story. A few months into my tenure at Vine & Table, a gentleman approached me with an intriguing new product he had created: Chapman’s Ale Cider. It tasted like an incredibly dry cider with a malt backbone and was unlike anything I had tried before (or since). I knew right then and there this was a product I wanted in the store. Inwardly, however, I worried that this brewery out of Angola, Indiana would turn out to be a one trick pony. Then I got a chance to try their other brews and I was once again impressed! Read More

Emile Beyer Wines

Beyer Family Wines of Alsace

The Beyer family has been an integral part of the wine business in Alsace, France since 1580. This family estate, with 19 hectares of vineyards on slopes rich in limestone and clay near Eguisheim, is currently under the management of Christian Beyer, who represents the 14th generation of producers. Read More