A. Smith Bowman George Bowman Caribbean Rum

A. Smith Bowman George Bowman Caribbean Rum Score: 89 Sip this A. Smith Bowman George Bowman Caribbean Rum during the evening at the beach and become mesmerized with the sound of the waves and the layers of flavors in this rum. It is named for A. Smith’s German immigrant relative who first migrated to the […]

Riva Leone Gavi 2021

Riva Leone Gavi 2021 Score: 86 Mack & Schuhle offers a Riva Leone line of wines from the Piedmont which includes the Riva Leone Gavi 2021 ($14.99). According to the Consorzio Tutela del Gavi, 2021 provided conditions in which “the grapes revealed a slow maturation … stands out compared to previous years, with a better […]

Pisano RPF Tannat 2020 Progreso, Canelones

Pisano RPF Tannat 2020 Progreso, CanelonesScore: 88 Pisano Wines is witness to a century of winemaking tradition – in Progreso in Canelones – and is operated by three Pisano brothers: Gustavo, the winemaker; Eduardo, the agronomist; and Daniel, the export manager. The family traces their heritage to Italian and Basque immigrants – this later from […]

Vermut Flores Rosé NV Canelones

Vermut Flores Rosé NV Canelones Score: 87 Basta Spirit was founded in 2018 and produces spirits using a Tannat base. The Vermut Flores Rosé NV Canelones ($16) contains 27 botanicals, including flowers such as hops, chamomile, rose, and elderberry. It is extremely aromatic, with loads of herbaceousness and forest spiciness – very gin-like. One participant […]

Chacewater Rosé 2019

Chacewater Rosé 2019 Score: 87 Nose: 17/20Mouthfeel: 17/20Taste: 17/20Finish: 18/20Overall Impressions: 18/20  Beef Jerky wine? Very interesting, clean, and clean acid with an intense viscosity; and tons of fruit.  please have this with a heath bar and some sunshine.  -The BevFluence Team

Cakebread Chardonnay 2018

Cakebread Chardonnay 2018 Score: 91 Nose: 18/20Mouthfeel: 18/20Taste: 19/20Finish: 18/20Overall Impressions: 18/20  Bright acid with tropical notes, lime zest, and buttercream frosting. A beautiful pale straw color, this chardonnay is a flavor bomb that could last 15+ years in the cellar.   -The BevFluence Team

Banshee Rosé 2019

Banshee Rosé 2019 Score: 86 Nose: 17/20Mouthfeel: 16/20Taste: 17/20Finish: 18/20Overall Impressions: 18/20 On the nose, this has poprocks candy, and fresh stone fruit. It has tons of minerality, clean, crisp acidity, and some soft tropical fruit.  -The BevFluence Team 

Stag’s Leap Artemis 2018

Stag’s Leap Artemis 2018Score: 87 Nose: 18/20Mouthfeel: 16/20Taste: 17/20Finish: 18/20Overall Impressions: 18/20  Hello, German chocolate cake, hey cake batter batter, violets, and floral as fuck, bright acid with great dried fruit, medium well-rounded tannins. This is a great example of what a California Cab could be. -The BevFluence Team

Six & Twenty Five-Grain Bourbon Whiskey

Six & Twenty Five-Grain Bourbon Whiskey Score: 96 This Six & Twenty Five-Grain Bourbon Whiskey was a gift and a complete surprise. Apparently, it the first 5-Grain bourbon featuring a mash bill of Corn, Soft Red Winter Wheat, Barley, Black Seashore Rye, and Carolina Gold Rice. The spirit is then aged three years in new […]

Hunter & Scott Bourbon Whiskey

Hunter & Scott Bourbon WhiskeyScore: 88 This Hunter & Scott Bourbon Whiskey (45%) is an excellent example of not allowing the oak extraction to dominate the profile. Sweet tobacco, light chalky baking spices, and a long friendly finish. This bourbon is made in Richmond by Reservoir Distillery – the third distillery outside of Kentucky to […]