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Category: Staff Picks

Adam’s Pick: Wódka Vodka, $14

I can hear the cries already: "Are you really recommending a $14 Vodka? Will it give me a headache?!" Answers: 1) Yes I am, and 2) Only if you drink too much of it. But seriously this is the vodka James Bond would drink if for some reason he lost his fortune and developed a…

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Caitlyn’s Pick: Valana Gattinara 1997 – – $36

This wine from Gattinara in Alto Piemonte is 100% Nebbiolo, called Spanna by the locals. The 1997 vintage has old Rioja-esque characteristics like leather and truffle, supported by classically Nebbiolo aromatics tar and flowers, and a hint of citrus. Once a cult wine from the '50s and '60s, the 1997 Vallana Gattinara has been recently…

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Adams Pick: Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2012 – – $22

South African wines have come a long way in the last 10 years. Where as once the market was flooded with, frankly, weird Pinotage, the diversity and quality has soared. Mulderbosch is one producer that's making distinctive wines at very reasonable prices. The Faithful Hound is a Bordeaux blend that is at once savory and…

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