Welcome to Spirits

American Whiskey tastingIn the last year, we started to enjoy more cocktails in addition to wine. We even formed a small “booze group” with our Covid pod for new tasting experiences. For example, we expanded our taste portfolio to include Amaro, Japanese whisky and other spirts. While we’ve been posting photos of these new adventures on Instagram, now seems like the perfect time to create a new category on Write for Wine. Welcome to Spirits! Continue reading

Tawny Port

Tawny PortFor more than two centuries, Dow’s Port from Symington Family Estates has been considered some of the finest port from the Upper Douro Valley in Portugal. Moreover, Symington recently relaunched the Dow’s Aged Tawny Port Collection to widespread acclaim. Therefore, we were pleased to receive samples of the 10- and 20-year-old Tawny Ports and, of course, held a side-by-side tasting. These ports both show fine fruit flavors with wood character. Have a sip with a little piece of dark chocolate and prepare to be wowed. Read on for more. 

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Ramazzotti Amaro

Ramazzotti AmaroLooking for something festive and different to kick off your New Year’s Eve celebrations? Look no further than Ramazzotti Amaro, our latest favorite cocktail base. Just in time for the holidays, we were introduced to this special drink, which features 33 ingredients of herbs, spices, flowers and fruit. However, the specific recipe has been a secret for more than 200 years. Created in Milan in 1815, Ramazzotti Amaro is magnificent. Read on for more details about this beautiful liqueur, which is priced at less than $30.

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