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July 2016


Jabali, a hard-to-tame wild agave that is both difficult to harvest and more toxic than most species, is one rare star in the Rey Campero Mezcal portfolio.

2015 Justin Vineyards & Winery Sauvignon Blanc

This is an unusual style of Sauvignon Blanc for its round mouthfeel and its notes of clementines—with mineralities that make this a solid pairing with seafood, especially raw-bar items and sushi.

Victory Donnybrook Stout

We’ll end things way over on the dark side with Downingtown, Pennsylvania–based Victory’s solid interpretation of an Irish dry stout—something few outside of Ireland truly pull off.

Alewerks Tavern Ale

Another from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Tavern Ale from Williamsburg’s Alewerks is an American brown that resembles dark chocolate in the glass and on the palate.

Epic Tart ‘n’ Juicy Sour IPA

Folks have been saying “sour is the new hoppy,” but that assumed the two were mutually exclusive. Then along came Tart ‘n’ Juicy, Epic Brewing’s sessionable sour.

Novo Fogo

With the Summer Olympics unfolding in Rio, all eyes are on Brazil. Offering a portal into this vibrant culture is cachaça, the country’s native spirit.


Koval’s small-batch, organic Dry Gin was such a hit that the Chicago distillery followed up with a barrel-aged expression.

Crown Royal

It was 1939 when King George VI paid Canada a visit, and in honor of his journey, Crown Royal was born.

2015 Astrolabe Wines Sauvignon Blanc

This full-bodied Sauvignon Blanc features prominent grapefruit notes and a zesty backbone, yielding a heavier style of this varietal, filled with zest.

2014 Wairau River Wines Pinot Gris

This winery has been producing wines since 1978 and its Pinot Gris—crafted from some of the region’s oldest Pinot Gris vines, planted in 1990—expresses a quince nose before bright, tropical fruit and

Wild Brewing Co. Somerset Wild

Somerset Wild hails from the U.K., but is an American-inspired take on a couple of styles of German origin: Sometimes it seems to want to be a Berliner Weisse, other times a gose.

Fullsteam Paycheck Pils

We’ll round out the lagers with this reliable pils from Durham, North Carolina’s Fullsteam Brewery. The hops are kept fairly at bay with some assertive biscuity malt character.