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ABSOLUT CHICAGO

If your city was a flavor a vodka, what would it be? According to the limited-edition Absolut Chicago, the Swedes think Chicago should be green olives and rosemary- or in their words “a unique blend of the past with the cutting edge of right now…” While we wholeheartedly agree these …

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DEFIANT SINGLE MALT WHISKY

Even without the boldly stated identity on its label, your first impression of the new Defiant American Single Malt Whisky ($45) might be one of blatant defiance. That’s right, American Whisky; and that wasn’t a whiskey fueled typo either. Blue Ridge Distilling Co., founded by marine salvage divers (true story), is a maverick little …

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DesignWine

PENFOLDS AMPOULE PROJECT

With only 12 handblown vessels in existence, the Penfolds Ampoule Project ($168,000) is a testament to the respect that Penfolds has not only for fine wine, but for innovation and heritage. Penfolds commissioned South Australia’s finest artists and craftsmen to create a rare objet d’art, designed to store wine in the most ideal environment. Sealed in …

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JOHNNIE WALKER PLATINUM

Like the rare metal after which it is named, Johnnie Walker Platinum Label ($110) is rich, refined and carries an air of prestige. A complex blend of single malt and grain whiskies are matured for a minimum of 18 years before bottling. The Platinum Label is a skillful blend of …

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SCARLETT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

At first glance, it’s the exotic, redheaded beauty on the label of the 2011 Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon that captures your attention; but it’s the wine inside that will win you over forever. This complex Cab hails from some of the best vines in Napa Valley, which is immediately evident in …

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FOUNDERS BREWING CO. BREAKFAST STOUT

Microbrews & controversy. Not only are they two of the hottest trends of 2013, but also a topic that Founders Brewing Co. is quite familiar with. The Founders Brewing Co. Breakfast Stout ($11.99/4-pack) is a seasonal beer with a cult-like following, only available October – December. Touted as the “coffee …

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FEVER TREE PREMIUM MIXERS

Remember when you had that perfect G&T in London and then spent weeks trying to replicate it at home without success?  So does everyone. The good news is, the moment Fever-Tree Premium Mixers entered the U.S. market, the dilemma immediately vanished. Subtle botanical flavors mixed with spring water and the …

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