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Cheers to our Spring Wine Newsletter, featuring value wines, spring beers and smooth Dutch vodka

APRIL 2012
Vol X, No. 1

Our Top 10 Wines Under $10 list boasts great picks for wine lovers on a budget


Good wine doesn't have to be expensive, as illustrated by our Top 10 lists for well-priced vino and Champagne. We promise that these winsome wines all display great taste and complexity for their price point.

Top 10 Wines Under $10
Top 10 Wines Under $20
Top 10 Value Wines
Top 10 Value Champagnes
Top 10 Budget Champagnes
Top 10 Cheap Champagnes 

Looking for a bottle to enjoy with weekend brunch?


We love a nice Mimosa at lunch but generally we prefer our wine unadulterated. The bottles on our list of Top 10 Brunch Wines are well suited to pair with a variety of your fave breakfast foods.

If you like your wine eco-friendly, consult our list of Top 10 Organic Wines, featuring ten top candidates that are both flavorful and unique, and thus perfect for the environmentally conscious oenophile.

Or try a selection from our list of Top 10 Kosher Wines. Gone are the days of "foxy" sweet wines; today's Kosher offerings available on the marketplace are dry and fine.

Check out our favorite Maibocks, Maibock-style beers and spring beers from American and European breweries


Spring is in the air, and breweries are releasing seasonal offerings like Maibocks. We like these light-colored beers for their assertive hop aromatics and pleasant bitterness. Check out our list of Top 10 Spring Beers and Maibocks to toast the warmer season!

Read our review of The Food Lover's Guide to Wine, a new book on wine from a foodie perspective


Looking for a good new book on wine and spirits? The Food Lover's Guide to Wine by two-time James Beard Award-winning culinary authorities Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg aims to bridge the gap between two of life's most celebrated pleasures in a super accessible manner.

The Vinni Bag protects bottles from breakage during rough travel


Being an international jetsetter means you import your limoncello from Italy and buy your Rhône varietals straight from the vintners in France. To transport the goods, you need a durable travel bag that prevents breakage, such as the VinniBag

The L'Atelier du Vin Wine Drop Catcher is a bartender's best friend. The slight, stainless steel ring prevents pesky drops from reaching carpets, counter tops and tables.

The Medea Vodka bottle boasts an LED display that allows you to program your own messages


We love vodka and we love new gadgets. The two come together cleverly on MEDEA Vodka, a smooth, multiple-distilled offering from The Netherlands. The bottle features a
cool LED scrolling ticker that displays up to six different programmable messages!

Sake Reviews

Port Reviews

Rum Reviews


We just published our exclusive 2012 Restaurant Issue, featuring the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Culinary Trends, Best Restaurateur in the U.S. and more!

This year for the first time, all of the restaurants that earned awards are presented with either an exclusive video interview with the chef or a photo gallery that includes pictures of the chef, the restaurant and the food.

Get up close and personal with the country's top chefs with our 2012 Restaurant Issue!

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Coming in June 2012: Summer Wines, BBQ Wines & Summer Beers!

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