2014 Artisan Medalists

The Chesty Irish Red Ale

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The Chesty Irish Red Ale

The Chesty Irish Red Ale

Sin Tax Imperial Stout

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Sin Tax Imperial Stout

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Pin Up Pale Ale

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Pin Up Pale Ale

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Hell Fire IPA

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Hell Fire IPA

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Four Seasons of Mother Earth Autumn Ale

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Four Seasons of Mother Earth Autumn Ale

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Founding Fathers Nut Brown Ale

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Founding Fathers Nut Brown Ale

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Czar Face Imperial Russian Stout

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Czar Face Imperial Russian Stout

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Boo Koo IPA

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Boo Koo IPA

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Blackberry Portoe Farmers-to Boot

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Blackberry Portoe Farmers-to Boot

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Blackberry Farmers to Boot

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Blackberry Farmers to Boot

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Apple Farmers to Boot

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Table No. 7 Merlot

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This wine’s body consists of red plum and oak spice flavors, perfectly complimented by subtle, smooth tannins. 60% barrel aged in American Oak for 16 months. Fermented at eighty eight degrees coinciding with an eight day pump over. The result is a lush, ripe, classic Merlot.


gosbm.com

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Table No.7 Chardonnay

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Rich citrus and apple notes, highlighted by a gentle oak and spice backdrop. 40% barrel fermented and sur lie aged; 60% fermented in stainless steel at 55 degrees. 100% malolactic fermentation. The combination of each of these components results in a well-balanced, complex Chardonnay.


gosbm.com

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Table No. 7 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Rich flavors based in oak and spice. Hints of vanilla surrounded by smooth, even tannins. Barrel aged for twelve months in 40% American Oak, 60% French Oak. Stainless steel fermentation coinciding with a nine day pump over, resulting in a silky, beautifully proportioned Cabernet Sauvignon.


gosbm.com

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Zodiac Vodka

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Zodiac is made with the highest quality potatoes, producing a vodka so pure it only needs to be filtered once.


zodiacspirits.com

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City Winery – Bettinelli Vineyard Reserve

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

A very great Napa Cabernet by any standard. Defines the style of soft richness, with flavors of raspberry, currants and cherry cobbler.


citywinery.com

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Worthy 2010 – Napa

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Napa Valley – 100% Cabernet Sauvignon – 60 gallon French oak barrels (66% new) for 20 months – Additional one year bottle age.


axioswine.com

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White Muscadine – Maraella Winery

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Semi-Dry White Muscadine wine simply referred to as “CARLOS” is very light on the palate. The nose is a reminder of the Deep South on a beautiful spring day with inviting aromas of honeysuckle and melons. This wine finish clean and light.


maraella.com

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Vintners Reserve – Cellar 616

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

This deep garnet red Syrah has a hint of earth and flint with notes of black current followed by plums. Allowing to breathe will promote notes of black pepper enhancing the aged oak finish.


cellar616.com

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Vicio Mezcal

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Vicio Mezcal is smooth with a floral nose. It goes down like lightening, yet it is soft, harmonious and enveloping.


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Twenty Boat Spiced Rum

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Steeped in locally sourced spices and our amber rum is aged in Chardonnay soaked barrels. The final blends are accomplished with the deft touch of a winemaker, resulting in spirits that are mellow, balanced and rich from the first sip.


southhollowspirits.com

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Twenty Boat Amber Rum

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

The spirit’s complexity is derived from aromas and flavors of vanilla bean with a strong caramel nuttiness and rich minerality. A lingering finish brings sweet notes of butterscotch balanced with the earthiness of molasses and tobacco.


southhollowspirits.com

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Truth 2012 – Napa

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Napa Valley – 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc – French Oak (40% new) for 15 months.


axioswine.com

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Trio Principe di Tricase 2012

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

A bold and plush wine with ripe aromas of blackberry pie, clove and nutmeg. Its velvety, smooth mouthfeel helps balance the wine’s overall austerity.


pineandwine.com

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Tirado Gold Whiskey

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Made from NY ORGANIC corn. A backset method is used in order to give the product a richer corn taste. Great on the rocks, cola, passion fruit and orange juice.


tiradorum.com

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Technical Reserve

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Technical Reserve is designed for flexibility. From making the perfect cooking extracts to limoncello, this is your perfect base.


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Tatratea Citrus Tea

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

The aroma takes you into the realm of anticipated bliss. True flavor is created with subtle melody of citrus and herbs.


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Tanner Dafoe – Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Aged 28 Months in French Oak. 14.2% Alcohol.


tannerdafoe.com

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Tanner Dafoe – Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Aged 27 Months in French Oak. 14.2% Alcohol.


tannerdafoe.com

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Syrah 2011 – Blan B Wine Celars

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

2011 Valley View Syrah AVA Santa Ynez Valley. Co-fermented with 4% Viognier grapes from the same Valley View Vineyard, a full body wine with flavors of black fruit & spices.


planbwinecellars.com

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Sweet Crude White Rum

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Sweet Crude is a white rum, not a spiced rum. Fermentations are not molasses-based, but are focused more on the sugar cane itself, resulting in a distillate that is flavorful and fragrant by its very nature.


rankwildcat.com

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Super Tuscan 2012 – Rock Hill Winery

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

2012 Super Tuscan a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Estate grown, cellared and bottled. Bold Cranberry and tannins with a big finish. French Oak aged for one and a half years. Ideal with all kinds of food and ideal with Italian food.


rockhillwine.com

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St. Sophia

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

St. Sophia is 100% Varietal Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi Appellation, from head-trained zinfandel vines, hand picked and sorted prior to crushing, and aged 15 months in oak barrels.


paulsimeonwines.com

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Semillion – Thorn Hill Vineyards

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Thorn Hill’s “Ice” comes from grapes ripened by winter’s first frost. Replete with aroma and flavors of honey, apricot, pear and caramel, “Ice” is a refined wine born of high peaks and high taste.


thornhillvineyards.com

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Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – Thorn Hill Vineyards

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Possesses excellent weight, refreshing acidity, and exceptional length; aromas of mango and honeysuckle with flavors of citrus and herbal notes that linger on the finish.


thornhillvineyards.com

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Sasquatch Double IPA – Six Rivers Brewery

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Legendary, like the beast itself! Brewed wih all imported malts and Loaded with Pacific NW, Cascade and Columbus hops before being dry hopped with more Columbus hops to a whopping 99IBU. Six Rivers Brewery only uses whole hop cones, never pelletized!


sixriversbrewery.com

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Rosie’s Strawberry Wheat – Six Rivers Brewery

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Named after an adorable and lazy pit bull terrier, our American style Wheat Ale fermented with over 400lbs. of fresh strawberries for a light and refreshing Summer brew!


sixriversbrewery.com

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Rogue’s Blend 2011 – Tanner Dafoe

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Aged 28 Months in French Oak. 14.4% Alcohol.


tannerdafoe.com

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Sangiovese Reserve 2012 – Ramona Ranch

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Used traditionally in classic Chianti’s, ours is made from the Sangiovese Grosso clone, the same clone used to create Tuscany’s big Brunellos. Packed with red fruit flavors and ripe strawberries – an easy drinking, elegant wine that will improve with age. Extremely limited production of this hand-crafted, artisan wine.


ramonaranch.net

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Purity Vodka

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Purity Vodka is the result of a long lasting quest to redefine vodka, bringing character to a spirit which by tradition is more one of image and style rather than substance.


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Prizm

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Wild yeast fermentation. 4 months in neutral oak barrels. Extended bottle aging possible. Estate grown, certified sustainable.


prizmwinery.com

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Pinot Noir 2012 – Rock Hill Winery

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Perfectly balanced Pinot Noir. Sonoma North Coast. Alcohol is perfect at 13.5. Excellent with all types of food. Enjoy at 63 degrees.


rockhillwine.com

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Pinot Noir 2010 – Foe Family Vineyards

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

The medium to light ruby color announces the charm and elegance of the wine. Pinot is all about the wonderful and exotic aromas that no other grape variety can offer—its structure meant to be lively and refreshing, never weighty.


forefamilyvineyards.com

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Pinot Grigio 2012 – Thorn Hill Vineyards

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Pinot Grigio delights with subtle aromas of pineapple, honeysuckle and peach and enraptures with lively flavors of citrus, pear and melon. The mid-palate has a vivid minerality and vibrant acidity with a refreshing lemon/lime finish


thornhillvineyards.com

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Petite Sirah Port – Thorn Hill Vineyards

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

“Fire” is a rich, succulent Port that charms the senses with dark cherry, plum, cocoa and nutmeg. A silky richness of sweet blackberry pie, dark chocolate, and a hint of white pepper infuses every drop, finishing with a warm spicy sweetness.


thornhillvineyards.com

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Passión 2011

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Passion Meritage Ojos Negros is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. 18 month aged in French and American oac barrels (30% new) Estate bottled in Ojos Negros, Baja Mexico.


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Oval Vodka

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

OVAL is Vodka’s natural evolution, whereby water molecules are naturally bonded to alcohol molecules in our unique structuring process, resulting in the smoothest, cleanest taste possible.


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No. 209

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

First across the palette are the high citrus notes and a sweetness that is attributed to the sugar cane base spirit. Mid palette, more savory flavors evolve with bay leaf and juniper at the forefront. As the gin passes the palette, spice notes of cassia and pepper become prominent.


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Mourvedre 2011 – Plan B Wine Cellars

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

A little more fruit driven with plum and spice with the familiar smoky earthiness.


planbwinecellars.com

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Louisiana Lightning

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

There’s a little sliver of a legendary lightning bolt in every bottle of Louisiana Lightning Sour Mash Whiskey, and that’s why it’s so silky smooth.


louisianalightning.com

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Le Moulin à Grain 2012

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

This dry white wine made primarily from grapes Vandal-Cliche has a clear color. Fresh and fruity, it offers a long finish.


domainedes3moulins.com

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Le Moulin à Carde 2012

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Aged in oak barrels, this red wine with subtle aromas and woody taste is made from the grape variety Marechal Foch.


domainedes3moulins.com

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L’aube du Moulin

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Made from the grape De Chaunac this rosé wine flavor of red berries, cherries and raspberries.


domainedes3moulins.com

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Jack Rabbit Gin

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Made for the gin lover. Different botanicals, varying amounts, macerated and soaked or left to infuse in the still’s vapor trail.


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J de Telmont Champagne

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

This is a Champagne for great occasions, that will match perfectly during a meal. Current vintage: 2004


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Industry Standard Vodka

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Distilled from sugar beets on equipment designed and built by hand right in Brooklyn, NY, Industry Standard boasts a flavor profile as unique as the process used to make it. The nose hints at subtle fruits, with layered complexity beneath. On tasting, light florals open up into a warm, smooth flavor and rich texture, and finish with delicious fruit notes, hints of vanilla, and a touch of spice.


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Icaro 2011 – Durand Viticultura

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

An emblematic wine, put in our hearts and our dreams. Approximately 1300 boxes produced the Year.


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Bogart’s Real English Gin

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

An iconic spirit, blessed with character and infused with a timeless sophistication. A classic, no equal.


bogartspirits.com

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GSM 2012 – Fore Family Vineyards

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

The wine is a little less dense and brooding with heightened liveliness and vibrancy. Dark ruby and youthful, anise, smoked ham, black cherry and rose petal aromas draw you in. The composition of the wine is 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Mouvedre.


forefamilyvineyards.com

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Grenache Blanc 2013 – Fore Family Vineyards

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Pale straw in color, a vibrant fresh nose suggests white peach, green apple and ripe honeydew, reined in by crisp mineral notes. Persistent flavors reflect the nose while great natural acidity sustains the palate finishing with a hint of anise.


forefamilyvineyards.com

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Grenache 2012 – Urbano Cellars

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Medium garnet in color, this wine exhibits fresh strawberry, cherry and raspberry aromas with floral notes of jasmine and hints of clove and pepper. On the palate strawberry, cherry and raspberry flavors combine with moderate but soft tannins, a bit of earthiness and a bit of acidity to balance it out.


urbanocellars.com

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Good People Brewing Company – Coffee Oatmeal – Flavored Stout

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Coffee Oatmeal Stout delivers a big coffee taste followed by a wallop of Willamette hops. Complex and flavorful, amazingly sessionable.


goodpeoplebrewing.com

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Glass Vodka

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Glass Vodka is an elegantly crafted vodka from Seattle. Science and art, soft with an edge, vodka distilled from grapes.


glassdistillery.com

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Genius Navy Strength Gin

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Genius Navy is bottled at 57% abv -114 proof-; intensifies the botanical brightness and depth of Genius Gin while also making cocktails more flavorful. The finish is superbly clean and textured, providing a mouthfeel more similar to bourbons than a gin.


geniusliquids.com

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Euphoria 2013

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Euphoria is a light and fruit focused young table wine with 4 month of oak contact, Estate bottled in Ojos Negros, Baja, Mexico.


bodegassanrafael.com

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Dewitt Family – Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, table wine.


dewittfamilywine.com

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De Lorean Vodka

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Driven 5 times through Charcoal & Crushed Lava Filters. Distilled from Grain.


deloreanvodka.com

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Dark Rosé Principe di Tricase 2013

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

2013 Dark Rose, 100% Estate Aglianico Rosé Wine from Ramona Valley.


pineandwine.com

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Corvus

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

A vineyard designate wine from the world renowned Red Mountain AVA. This cooler year wine is an elegant and balanced wine that opens with a big cherry nose and a hint of spice. Allspice, nutmeg, coffee, vanilla, and subtle tar notes appear on the mid-palate. The nice acidity and bright fruit graduates with a long clean finish that has been a cornerstone of the Corvus Cellars 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.


corvuscellars.com

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CoCoNut PorTeR – Maui Brewing Co.

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

A fresh handcrafted robust Porter brewed with six varieties of malted barley, hops and hand-toasted coconut. It begins with a malty-toasted coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky feel with tastes of dark malt, chocolate and hints of coffee. It then finishes with flavors of toasted coconut and hoppy spice to balance the finish.


mauibrewingco.com

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Clan Ross – Scotch Ale

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

A strong ale style originating from Edinburgh, Scotland in the 19th century. Sometimes referred to as a wee heavy, this ale is dominated by big caramel malt flavors, nutty/toffee flavors and finishes with notes of spiciness. This Scotch ale has a wonderful warming effect and is best served in a bowled snifter to appreciate the intense malt flavors and aroma.


legacybrewingco.com

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City Winery – Obisdian Ridge Reserve

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Whole cluster fermentation. Seventeen days of maceration using daily pumping over, with press wine kept separate. Malolactic fermentation completed in barrel during winter. Aged for 15 months in 3 new barrels (2 French Taransaud barrels, and 1 American Canton), 5 one year old French barrels (Daranjou, Boswell, and Taransaud) and 3 older French barrels. Two rackings with air during elevage.


citywinery.com

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City Winery – Alder Springs Vineyard Reserve

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

23 day Maceration into open-top fermenter tank with daily punch down and some pumping when needed, partial press blended back into free-run juice. Full Malolactic fermentation. Gravity pumped into a combination of 60 % new and one year old oak and the remainder neutral oak.


citywinery.com

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Catoctin Creek Rye Whisky

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

100% rye spirit aged in new Minnesota white oak casks for a period of just under two years, yielding a very special rye whisky! It has a delicious woody taste, with notes of caramel, rich butter toffee, and just a hint of lemon in the nose.


catoctincreekdistilling.com

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Cali’ Creamin’

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

This light cream ale has a malty backbone thanks to some flaked corn and honey malt. A medium bodied cult classic, you’ll swear you were drinking a cream soda.


motherearthbrewco.com

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Cabotella

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

The flagship beer of the Baja Brewing Company, this premium ale is small-batch crafted using 100% malted, two-row barley and all-natural ingredients without the burden of preservatives or additives.


cabotella.com

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Brody’s Apple Pie Moonshine

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Brody’s Apple Pie Moonshine is the smoothest and most flavorful apple pie moonshine available. Rich northwest apple taste followed by spices and honey.


brodysmoonshine.com

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Brockmans Premium Gin

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Brockmans is a beautifully crafted ultra premium gin; one that is defined by its unique, intensely smooth and original gin taste. The taste of Brockmans is an unrivalled pleasure when served neat over ice.


brockmansgin.com

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Bourbon Spring

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Bourbon Spring™ is our young rested Illinois bourbon whiskey. Hand made by double distillation in a copper pot still using on-grain distillation from a mash of 83% corn with barley malt and rye malt. Aged 4-5 months in small “honeycombed” new charred oak barrels. Full wood extraction gives a bold flavored bourbon with a touch of smoke on the corn sweetness and some mint on the finish. Great in sours or old fashioneds or on the rocks.


quincystreetdistillery.com

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Bordeaux Blend 2012 – Rock Hill Winery

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

French style blend of 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon. 1/3 Cabernet Franc and 1/3 Merlot. Perfectly balanced blend aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Big color and slightly acidic. Pairs perfectly with food.


rockhillwine.com

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Big Bad Zin – Oak Ridge Winery

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

This Zinfandel is jammy with a fruit flavor that is as ripe as it is robust, showing off punches of raspberry, mocha and milk chocolate, Big Bad Zin will deliver…and leave you coming back for more.


bigbadzin.com

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Barbera 2012 – Urbano Cellars

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Medium garnet in color with blackberry and black cherry aromas along with hints of violets, cloves and a bit of anise. Black fruit and plum flavors on the palate with light tannins, bright acidity and a medium plus mouthfeel balance this wine with a lingering finish.


urbanocellars.com

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Artisan Spirits Vodka

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Four times distilled in small batches from locally grown wine grapes. Unfiltered to preserve the rich smooth character naturally derived from red wine grape esters.


Artisan Spirits Distillery

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Archivist Paso Robles – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Hand selected lots of Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon were combined to deliver a full-bodied and generous wine. Mouth filling flavors of cassis, blackberry and raspberry envelop the palate, followed by dried herbs, vanilla and subtle layers of toasty oak leading to a smooth supple finish.


adlerfels.com

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Archivist Monterey – 2013 Chardonnay

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Drawn from well curated lots of cool climate Monterey County Chardonnay, this wine is lush yet crisp on the palate. Flavors of tropical fruit, pippin apple and lemon zest are layered with subtle oak in a clean refreshing style.


adlerfels.com

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Archivist Monterey – 2013 Pinot Noir

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

A masterful selection of carefully curated lots of cool Monterey County Pinot Noir. The Archivist delivers clear, pure, terroir-driven fruit flavors coupled with well-balanced oak nuances. Flavors of black cherry, crushed red berries and dried rose petals mingle with toasty oak in this palate pleasing composition.


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Ala Rota 2012 – Durand Viticultura

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

It’s about Bordeaux varietals in our soils of Valle de Guadalupe. It is also about discovery. Approximately 4,500 bottles are produced each year.


durandviticultura.com

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Aglianico 2012 – Principe di Tricase

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

Some 18 months of oak aging adds elements of dark spice and smoke; and the wine shows firm tannins and a long, polished mouthfeel. It’s very elegant and should withstand many more years of cellar aging.


pineandwine.com

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ABK Rose – Frisch

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

The ultimate summer time refreshment, Rose is a concoction of light ABK Beer and Organic Lemonade (brewed on-site) with a 100% natural rose colour.


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ABK Edel Spezialbier – Lager

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Artisan Medalists 2014 | 0 comments

If you like a more malty beer with a lovely pillowy head, a deep gold colour and packed with malt, Edel is the one for you!


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