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April 2016

2013 Haraszthy Family Cellars Zinfandel

Hailing from an up-and-coming Zin region, this wine—a result of three vineyard sources—is marked by vegetal accents (and no detection of sweet fruit) on the palate, along with chocolate and vanilla on

2013 Decoy Zinfandel

Easing in with a woodsy, forest-floor nose, the Zin expresses notes of black cherries and red plums, along with pepper and a lot of terroir.

2012 Cecchi Sangiovese di Toscana

Beginning with a hint of cocoa on the nose, this Sangiovese seamlessly eases into notes of violets, plums, and black cherries for a very approachable experience that would pair well with cured meats.

Clown Shoes Space Cake Double IPA

The Clown Shoes lineup covers a range from chocolate stouts to pecan pie porters, and the hop-forward entries are particularly on point, including Galactica IPA and Swagger (hoppy red lager).

Calicraft Buzzerkeley Red Label

The red label version of Buzzerkeley is a newer rendition of its core, curious flagship beer: a vibrant 7% sparkling ale fermented with Champagne yeast.

Gigantic Ume Umai

Gigantic has really settled into a strong release pattern: gin-barrel-aged IPA to citrusy schwarzbier, with a new label artist for each.

Bespoke Bourbon Cream

All the spirits made at Black Button Distilling, in Rochester, New York, are distilled, aged, bottled, and labeled on the premises.

2013 Klinker Brick Winery Old Vine Zinfandel

Velvety, jammy, and fruit-forward, this Zin—made from 16 different vineyard blocks—is a great example of Lodi’s quality Zins, with campfire and chocolate notes mixed in, before white pepper on the fin

2012 Peterson Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

This wine—which is culled from four different vineyards—has a bright and tart entry that is softened by currants, earthiness, and a clean finish that features a dash of black pepper.

Eagle Rock Stimulus

This beer still doesn’t quite make sense—but it works beautifully. A Belgian-style amber ale with Intelligentsia coffee, this affords two flavor profiles not often seen matched.

The Good Beer Co. Blend 3

The Good Beer Company has been releasing a variety of well-executed creativity of late, with peach versions of its tart George coming to mind first and foremost.

De Garde Spruce Desay

De Garde Brewing in Tillamook, Oregon, has arguably been taking on one of the most creative portfolios in craft beer, with everything from apricot goses to Berliner-style weisses, aged in oak with ras