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  • Borgo Scopeto Borgonero
    December 19, 2016

    Borgo Scopeto Borgonero 2013

    “A lovely charged ruby in the glass with an ethereal and ample bouquet, refined and enticing, with noble aromas. Full-bodied with extraordinary structure, terrific harmony, and surprising softness. An awesome Italian blend (Super Tuscan) that any Napa Cabernet drinker would enjoy. Try it with roasts, grilled meats, truffled dishes, and aged cheeses.” -Leah, Metairie Wine […]

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  • December 16, 2016

    The 6 Best Holiday Beers

    Our beer experts have chosen their choices for the 6 best holiday beers this season. See their picks below!      The Bruery ’9 Ladies Dancing’ Allocated item, made with vanilla bean, cocoa nibs, and coffee. Tastes like tiramisu.        Mikkeller ‘Winbic’- A Saison, spontan ale hybrid, this wild ale is new to […]

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    December 14, 2016

    Guilt-Free Eggnog Frozen Yogurt

    Try out this quick, easy, and nutrient-dense version of a holiday favorite – eggnog. I used Swerve confectioner’s style sweetener as a zero-calorie, plant-based alternative to sugar. Perfect as a guilt-free dessert, snack, or post-workout treat! Rich in protein, low in added sugar, and delicious! Eggnog Frozen Yogurt Makes approximately 8 four-ounce servings 24 ounces […]

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    December 14, 2016

    Tips To Cut Down On Holiday Sugars

    Practical Tips for Reducing Holiday-Induced Added Sugars By Andrew Adorno, DTR Added sugars during the holidays can skyrocket faster than Santa and his reindeer on a winter night’s sky. We know that high intakes of added holiday sugars are linked with chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis – but […]

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    December 13, 2016

    12 Days of Martin’s – Day 4 – 4 Aged Rums

      On the 4th day of Martin’s my true love gave to me…FOUR Aged Rums, Three French Roses, Two Cabernets and a Parmesan we bought from Italy! Our Spirit Expert recommends these four aged rums to enjoy at any of your holiday gatherings: Appleton Estate Rare Blend Rum Aged 12 yrs (Jamaica) Possesses a dark amber […]

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    December 06, 2016

    Martin’s Gift Guide – Liquor Gifts

      Martin’s Cocktail Kits Cocktail Kit Sazerac $79.99 One of Six Martin’s Cocktail Collection gifts, this kit provides everything you need to craft delicious Sazerac Cocktails using local Cocktail & Sons syrup. For even more ways to craft flawless cocktails such as the classic Old Fashioned, Mojito, French 75 and more, see the entire collection […]

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    December 05, 2016

    Donati Family Vineyards

    LOCATION : Templeton, California & Paicines, California WINEMAKERS : Denise Valoff KNOWN FOR :  Donati is one of the few wineries in the relatively unknown Paicines AVA in Central California. They are known for making quality California wines for prices far lower than similar wineries in the more famous growing areas. HISTORY : LDonati Family Vineyard was founded […]

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  • Riff Pinot Grigio
    December 05, 2016

    Riff Pinot Grigio Progetto Lageder 2015

    “A great example of the quality one can expect from Alto Adige​ in Northeast Italy. More German-speaking than Italian, try this dry, minerally Pinot Grigio with some crawfish sausage from our gourmet department!” – Candace, Uptown Wine Consultant

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  • Donati Ezio Paicines 2013
    November 28, 2016

    Donati Ezio Paicines 2013

    “Donati’s Ezio is a Bordeaux-style Cabernet that hits the mid-palate with tart blackberry and cassis. Finishing with bright acidity and lingering tannins, this Cabernet is made to pair with steak or any other hearty protein.” – Drew, Baton Rouge Wine Consultant

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  • Louis Latour Grand Ardeche 2014
    November 21, 2016

    Louis Latour Grand Ardeche 2014

    “A French Chardonnay made in the Californian style. Latour Grand Ardeche hits the palate with fresh apricots, and vanilla finishing in rich buttery cream. A fantastic wine to enjoy throughout the holidays and beyond.” – Drew, Baton Rouge Wine Consultant

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    November 14, 2016

    Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros 2013

    “The grapes for this wine come from Carneros, California. The cool climate of Carneros is ideal for growing Pinot Noir. This wine has a classic garnet color with a bouquet of plum, raspberry and black cherry. It is medium-bodiedand is seamless from start to finish.” – Steve, Metairie Wine Consultant

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    November 09, 2016

    Louis Latour

    LOCATION : Aloxe-Corton, Burgundy, France WINEMAKERS : Louis-Fabrice Latour KNOWN FOR :  Maison Louis Latour has been family owned and a benchmark in Burgundian winemaking since 1797 HISTORY : Louis-Fabrice Latour, the seventh Louis Latour, now operates Maison Louis Latour, one of the most important producers and negociants in Burgundy.  From their entry level Ardeche line to their […]

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    November 09, 2016

    Ridge Vineyards

    LOCATION : Santa Cruz, California WINEMAKERS : Eric Baugher, John Olney, David Gates KNOWN FOR :  This iconic winery has been making Zinfandel based blends and the world famous Monte Bello Cabernet since the mid-1960s. HISTORY : The history of Ridge actually begins in the late 1800s when Italian immigrants began planting grapes on Monte Bello Ridge, south […]

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    November 07, 2016

    Masseria Li Veli Askos Verdeca 2015

    “The grapes for this wine comes to us from Puglia, a southern region forming the heel of Italy’s boot. This wine has a brilliant yellow color and a bouquet of citrus, pear and tropical fruit. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a wonderful balance from start to finish.” – Steve, Metairie Wine Consultant

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    November 01, 2016

    Caparzo Sangiovese Toscana 2014

    “Vivid flavor at an affordable price. Fresh aromas of ripe blackberries,wild strawberries, spice, and inviting vanilla waft to the nose. Intense flavors of juicy berries and exotic spice on the finish. Pairs well with roasted red meats, hearty pasta dishes, or even pizza.” – Jim, Baton Rouge Store Manager

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    October 24, 2016

    Perrin et Fils Cotes du Ventoux 2015

      “This is always a crowd pleasing option from Perrin. The Ventoux offers pretty, medium-weight, berry fruit flavors along with an easy going finish. This wine pairs great with lighter chicken or pork dishes, and also does very well on its own for a party, especially with a slight chill. ” – Jim, Baton Rouge […]

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    October 17, 2016

    Chateau de Breze Saumur Blanc Clos du Midi 2015

      “The aromas are discrete expressions of honey, dried exotic fruits, herbal tea and sweet lemon. Although this wine is 100% Chenin Blanc, it bears the freshness of a young Sancerre, the soft richness of Chabis, but with the unmistakable charm of Chenin Blanc. It’s a stunner!” -Alex, Uptown Store Manager

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  • Grays Peak
    October 14, 2016

    Grays Peak

    Enjoy the refreshing taste of Grays Peak vodka and gin paired with a few extras to prepare your own fresh and tasty cocktails. Recipes inside. Includes: Grays Peak Gin (750mL) Grays Peak Vodka (750mL) Cocktail & Sons Mint & Lemon Verbena (8oz) Shrub & Co. Strawberry with Meyer Lemon Shrub (16oz) Wine-Oh! Fleur de Lis […]

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  • Old Fashioned
    October 14, 2016

    Old Fashioned

    This cocktail kit includes all the necessities to craft delicious Old Fashioned cocktails. Recipe inside. Includes: Rowan’s Creek Small Batch Bourbon (750mL) Cocktail & Sons Spiced Demerara (8oz) Angostura Aromatic Bitters (6.7oz) True Brands Neptune Ice Ball 2.5” Oenophilia Shot Glass 1.2 oz $67.99

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  • Margarita
    October 14, 2016

    Margarita

    This kit provides everything you need to create classic Margarita Cocktails using local Cocktail & Sons component syrup. Recipe inside. Includes: Dos Manos Reposado Tequila (750mL) Cocktail & Sons Honeysuckle & Peppercorns (8oz) Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao (750mL) Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice (16oz) Rokz Salt Rimmer (4 oz) $65.00

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  • French 75
    October 14, 2016

    French 75

    This cocktail kit provides everything you need for a twist on a classic French 75 cocktail. Recipe inside. Included: Citadelle Reserve Gin (750mL) Philippe Dublanc Brut Blanc de Blanc (750mL) Cocktail & Sons Oleo Saccharum (8 oz) Fee Brothers Lemon Bitters (4 oz) Oenophilia Double Jigger $65.00

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  • Sazerac
    October 14, 2016

    Sazerac

    This kit provides everything you need to craft delicious Sazerac Cocktails using local Cocktail & Sons component syrup. Recipe inside. Included: Sazerac Rye Whiskey (750mL) Cocktail & Sons Spiced Demerara (8oz) Absinthe Ordinaire 92 Proof (750mL) Peychaud’s Bitters (10oz) Oenophilia Stainless Steel Pourers $79.99

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  • Mojito
    October 14, 2016

    Mojito

    This kit provides almost everything you need to craft tasty Mojito Cocktails using local Cocktail & Sons component syrup. Just add fresh mint. Recipe inside. Included: Plantation Silver Rum 3 Stars (1L) Cocktail & Sons Mint & Lemon Verbena (8oz) Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice (16oz) 2 bottles of Q Club Soda (7oz each) […]

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    October 10, 2016

    Chateau La Maroutine Bordeaux Blanc 2015

    “This round wine features flavors of tropical fruit and apricot, combined with a mineral-driven texture. It is rich yet it retains a good touch of brightness. Ready to drink, but worth aging for a few months. ” -Alex, Uptown Store Manager

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  • Botellas Decero
    October 03, 2016

    Decero Malbec Remolinos Vineyard 2013

    “Decero Malbec is a very interesting wine with a personality that spans continents. It has the fruit and concentration of a typical Argentine Malbec but the nose has hints of aromas which point back to the grapes Bordelaise origins.  The aromas begin with the typical cassis fruit underneath which one finds hints of graphite and […]

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    September 26, 2016

    Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone Villages 2013

    “The Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone Villages 2013 is quite a steal. The bouquet is dominated by bright red raspberry fruit with hints of black licorice and sandalwood rounding it out. The palate confirms these flavors with an assertive fruit core. The finish is mild and mellow.  A wonderful value for such a complete […]

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    September 19, 2016

    RUTHERFORD RANCH TWO RANGE NAPA RED WINE 2014

    “This blend of Petite Sirah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah from Napa Valley is made up of full bodied red grapes from 16 different and distinctive areas of Napa Valley. Aromas of dark cherry and black raspberry with a subtle note of toasted oak. The wine is rich and dense with flavors of cassis and black […]

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    September 19, 2016

    Elk Cove Winery

    LOCATION : Gaston, Oregon. WINEMAKERS : Owner and Winemaker Adam Campbell and Associate Winemaker Heather Perkin KNOWN FOR :  Willamette Valley Pinot Noir & Alsacian-style, steel-fermented white wines such as Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris. Reserve wines that reflect the character and quality of their meticulously-managed estate vineyards. The single vineyard wines are an homage to Burgundy’s […]

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    September 19, 2016

    Perrin Et Fils

    LOCATION : France – Rhone Valley & Provence WINEMAKERS : Jean-Pierre and François Perrin KNOWN FOR :  “Jean-Pierre and Francois share the unswerving values of a family dedicated to its terroir and family involvement in every aspect of the business. The legacy they inherited has been carefully nurtured and expertly transmitted to the next generation.” Dominic Symington HISTORY […]

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    September 12, 2016

    CHATEAU SAINT ROBERT PONCET DEVILLE GRAVES BLANC 2014

    “80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon Graves is the most important area for producing dry white wines in the Bordeaux region. This wine has loads of grapefruit and mineral dust on the nose. The flavors are of ripe citrus and a little green melon. Beautifully fresh and dry acidity on the finish. Drink this delicious wine […]

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