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Copper Cane’s Joe Wagner Says Just “Go With Your Palate”

Bonfort’s Editor-in-Chief, Natasha Swords talked to Joe Wagner, possibly the industry’s most trail-blazing personality, about his most recent venture, Copper Cane Wine & Provisions. After his sale of Pinot Noir brand, Meomi for $315 million, Joe quickly created Copper Cane, a luxury brand collective that focuses on decadence.

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Master Distiller Chris Morris’s Newest Inspiration is Steeped in Kentucky Tradition

By Natasha Swords, Editor-in-Chief

The only problem any master distiller could find with a brand like Woodford Reserve is, frankly, that it’s as close to perfect as you can get. “So, what’s left to discuss?” you ask, and quite rightly. The problem is that if you’re adding to the brand’s … Read the rest

Dave Phinney on Why Now?

Photographer: Margaret Pattillo

Napa Valley Winemaker, Dave Phinney, has always had a constant in his life: Agriculture. So when he opened The Savage & Cooke Distillery on historic Mare Island off the coast of San Francisco, and proximate to Napa Valley, it exemplified the natural evolution of the creative mind.Read the rest

Casa Noble’s Pepe Hermosillo Talks The Tequila Space

Casa Noble’s Founder and seventh-generation Maestro Tequilero Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo sat down with Bonfort’s Jose Martinez to discuss the past, present, and future of tequila.

Mexico’s Casa Noble has enjoyed a rich and noble tradition since 1776, when the distillery first began making tequila.  The brand itself launched in Read the rest