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September 2013

Farmer’s Organic Gin

Light on juniper but boldly floral with elderflower and lemongrass, Farmer’s might not be the best choice for Martinis and Gin & Tonics, but it is best paired with citrus-forward Gimlets and ot

Crusoe Organic Rum

While made from molasses like most rums, Crusoe smells fresh with vanilla and tropical fruits, yet is extremely soft and mellow on the palate—you may not even notice it in a mixed drink.

Casa Noble Tequila

The USDA-certified organic part of this tequila’s marketing campaign seems almost an afterthought to its memorable bottles, great liquid, and Carlos Santana as its spokesperson.

Del Maguey Vida Mezcal

Del Maguey is one of the world’s most respected mezcal importers, but most of the line of single-village mescal is too expensive for mixing.

Novo Fogo Cachaça

Brazil’s national spirit should be a big seller in coming years as the country is hosting both the next World’s Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016.

2010 Bon Anno Cabernet Sauvignon

Very approachable, yet sultry, this Cabernet Sauvignon from Bon Anno—which in Italian means “good year”—expresses blueberry and raspberry notes that lead into a smooth, supple finish.

2009 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

With blackberry, black cherry, and leather notes, this Cabernet Sauvignon is intense, yet soft and velvety too. A trace of pomegranate contributes to the wine’s complexity.

2010 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon

From Hope Family Wines, this wine is intense and a good value, beginning with its deep purple color in the glass, leading to lots of oak and woodsy notes on the palate as well as well-integrated la

Abita Pecan Harvest Ale

This brown ale is a subtle seasonal treat, with tastes of caramel and brown sugar that give way to a pleasant nuttiness from toasted Louisiana pecans added during brewing.

Avery The Kaiser

Avery has taken the traditional Oktoberfest beer and turned it up to eleven with The Kaiser.