Vermouth 101


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Vermouth is a fortified wine flavored with various botanicals (roots, bark, flowers, seeds, herbs, and spices). “Vermouth” comes from the German word Wermut for wormwood, which has traditionally been the main ingredient in the liquor.

January 22, 2016

Brandy 101


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Like whiskey and gin, Brandy comes in many varieties, each with its own nuances. It can be subtle, bold, high proof or toned down. Despite popular belief, it doesn’t have to be consumed neat, but works just as well in a cocktail as it does taking center stage.

August 4, 2015

Recap: Bevi! An Introduction to Italian Wines


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On April 22nd, we gathered at the United Palace for an evening of Italian wine, delicious food, and conversation. Columbia Wine Co. manager and CEO of Wine for the 99, Christian Galliani, took attendees on an oenological tour of his ancestral homeland that included six wine selections with paired bites.

April 28, 2015

South African Wine


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South Africa is the 9th largest producer of wine in the world with traditions that are a hybrid of Old World and New World. A short while ago, The Washington Post declared South African wines to be the next big trend. And they are right – with the advent of new winemaking practices, South Africa […]

April 23, 2015