This anejo introduces some of the most pleasing and certainly surprising aged flavors of any mezcal your Tequila Whisperer has EVER tasted! At times the slightly astringent sour-sweet wood was reminiscent of the mighty "70th Anniversario" extra anejo TEQUILA from "El Tesoro"! High praise,...

In a 2005 New York Times blind tasting of 21 world-class vodkas, Smirnoff won as the "hands-down favorite." Formed in 1997 from the merger of Guinness and Grand Metropolitan, Diageo is the holding company for some of the most recognizable alcohol brands to include Guinness, Red Stripe,...

Established in 1994 by entrepreneur Juan Carlos Arav, Tequila REVOLUCION is a super-premium range of 100 percent agave tequilas from the heart of Jalisco, Mexico. The line includes silver, reposado, añejo and 100-proof tequilas, as well as limited edition bottlings adorned with pure .999...

; 646-449-9336 Made with spicy, 100-proof Rittenhouse rye, the Boothby Manhattan concocted by Joseph Leonard vet Brian Bartels gets gussied up with a splash of sparkling wine ($12) . Sloe-Gin Fizz 366 Metropolitan Ave., at Havemeyer St., Williamsburg; 718-218-7632 Don't let the...

1975 Eyrie Vineyards Reserve Pinot Noir won tenth place among Pinot noirs in blind tasting at the Wine Olympics in 1979, upsetting 300 wines from 33 countries; In fact, at the rematch organized by Burgundy winemaker Robert Drouhin at Maison Joseph Drouhin in Beaune, France, a year later,...

not convinced by the above arguments, the least objectionable brands I have come across have been Absolut and Grey Goose – no real revelations there – and two rather newer entrants: the French grape-vodka Cîroc, with more than a hint of orange to it; and a fascinating oak-aged vodka, Adnams...

The Wine Lovers package includes two tickets to the Festival's Top Taster for Top Fliers, a whirlwind wine tour with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson that includes 6 blind tastings in 25 minutes. Relax at the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza with a 50-minute Couple Wine Maker's...

How will Manana differentiate itself from these other "sister" brands? Or WILL it? Watch and see! TEQUILA Details: BRAND: MANANA NOM: 1414 AGAVE SOURCE: HIGHLANDS GENERAL TASTING NOTES: Manana as an overall brand description, is a light tequila. While it packs a lot of complex...

are more than 150 tequilas in the well-stocked "library" at Las Ventanas and we can only wish that we could boast having tried them all. (When in Mexico, after all...) But one of our most treasured experiences on a recent resort visit was a new program called the tequila sign, which consisted...

 

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