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Summer in a Can

Barefoot Moscato Spritzer: Sometimes, simplicity is best. Barefoot’s line of canned spritzers are in that vein, simple beverages but delightfully executed and quite tasty.

The Moscato uses Muscat of Alexandria and Chenin Blanc along with carbonated water then adds natural flavors of peach, tangerine and honey making this wildly drinkable. Read the rest

Bonfort’s Wine of The Week: Dutton Goldfield 2015 RRV Chardonnay, 91 Points

Dutton Goldfield has had a stellar reputation with Chardonnay since they opened their doors in 1998. The Chardonnay, actually a Chardonnay musque clone from their Rued Vineyard site, provides more aromatics than other Chardonnay clones. There is certainly an obvious malolactic element evident on the nose and in the palate, Read the rest

Three Olives Rosé Vodka

Distilled by Three Olives Rosé

Flavored with “natural flavors and certified colors,” employing Welsh “lake water.”

Grain: English wheat.

ABV: 30%

Appearance: Pink, as one might expect from a beverage billing itself as a “Rosé Vodka,” but without the chromatic depth seen in most high-quality rosé wines.

Nose: Fruity (no … Read the rest

Corralejo Tequila Reposado, 90 Points

Distilled from 100% Blue Weber Agave by Hacienda Corralejo, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Age: Four months in three different types of casks: French, American, and white oak.

ABV: 40%

Appearance: Clear, with a hint of straw; oily consistency; very long legs.

Nose: Extraordinarily gentle, with floral notes.

Flavor: Salty, spicy, almost fizzy … Read the rest

Los Arango Tequila Añejo, 85 Points

Distilled from 100% Blue Weber Agave by Hacienda Corralejo, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Age: 13 months in American oak barrels.

ABV: 40%

Appearance: Lighter in hue than one might expect from an añejo, and with very long legs.

Nose: Refreshingly fruity for an añejo.

Flavor: Light oil, very floral, with an explosion … Read the rest

Decero Malbec Remolinos Vineyard 2012

Wine: Remolinos Vineyard Malbec
Winemaker: Decero
Vintage: 2012
Variety: Malbec
Price: £13.50
Buy Now: Wine Direct

I’m not a big drinker of Malbec, nor am I particular fan of the variety, but when a good example smacks you round the chops, you stand up and take notice and that’s exactly … Read the rest

Chateau Musar Red 2004

Wine: Musar Red
Winemaker: Chateau Musar
Vintage: 2004
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan & Cinsault
Price: £27
Buy Now: Roberson Wine

As with many other 04’s I’ve enjoyed, this example had the same youthful nose, not something one can often associate with Musar; very Bordeaux in style: blackcurrant and blackberry, with … Read the rest