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March 2016

2011 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Brut Cuvée

This sparkling wine—from a Napa winery family that also owns Champagne Taittinger in Champagne, France, and makes this wine using Méthode Champenoise—has toasty-brioche notes and a full body.

2013 Starmont Winery and Vineyards Chardonnay

Ripe pineapple notes mingle with floral layers for a complex, layered Chardonnay (crafted from sustainably grown grapes) that lingers, with toasty vanilla and green apples on the finish.

Buxton Dragon Tips

Been seeing more and more from these folks. This one’s a collaboration with the great folks at Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

Petrus Aged Red

This is perhaps a more readily loved option to the exceptional Petrus Aged Pale.

Echigo Stout

Echigo Beer Co. in Niigata, Japan, began as a brewpub back in 1995—the country’s first, according to the marketing material.

FOS Mastiha

Mastiha, the Greek elixir favored by emperors and philosophers, traces its roots to the 14th-century villages of Chios.

Principe de los Apostoles Gin

Malbec wines are the calling card of Mendoza, but thanks to acclaimed bartender Tato Giovannoni, the Argentine city is becoming spirits territory as well.

Cairdeas 2015

Laphroaig, the Scotch known for a welcome punch of peat, celebrated its 200th anniversary last year.

2012 Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir

Baking spices (particularly cinnamon) are prominent on this Pinot Noir, as well as red cherry, vanilla, and blackberry notes, mixed in with velvety raspberry layers, and sour cherry on the finish.

2013 Albatross Cuvée Vivienne Pinot Noir

A raspberry bouquet eases into notes of cola and cocoa, before a chewiness on the palate (cherries) and a seamless finish that lingers, and is flush with bell peppers and smoke.

Dupont Triomfbier Vooruit

A relatively recent addition from Brasserie Dupont, this is certainly a divergence from its core focus of world-class saisons.

Guinness Nitro IPA

There’s been a concerted effort in the direction of nitrogenated packaged beers, from Left Hand to Samuel Adams—and Guinness chose to sync this one with the (arguably never stronger) IPA segment.