BOOZE NEWS - Week Ending 2-26-22

BOOZE NEWS – Week Ending 2-26-22


Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, maker of the Cabernet Sauvignon that forever changed the wine world, will once again make history in March. For the first time in its storied 52-year history, the winery will offer at auction nearly 4,000 bottles from its heralded Legacy Collection, providing oenophiles, collectors and the curious unprecedented access to the wine that forced France to raise its glass to Napa Valley.

Heritage Auctions is honored to present The Legacy Collection from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars on March 10, during the auction house’s two-day Signature® Fine and Rare Wine Auction. This event, which opens the wine event at Heritage Auctions, marks the first time a California winery of this stature has opened its library at this level to Heritage, demonstrating quality, craftsmanship and continuity across more than 40 years, from 1972-2017.

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St. Patrick’s Day is rapidly approaching, which means we’re getting new Irish whiskey releases. Leading this week is the 2022 edition of Midleton Very Rare, the ultra-aged annual release crafted by Midleton master distiller Kevin O’Gorman, who took on that role from Brian Nation in 2021. Other Irish releases this week include a commemorative bottling of The Sexton to honor the final season of “The Walking Dead,” and a Glendalough single malt finished in mizunara barrels. Outside the Irish whiskey space, the notables include a single barrel expression from Evan Williams to celebrate the 67th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby Festival, and a collaboration between Royal Salute and designer Richard Quinn,


Firestone Walker today introduced Hopnosis IPA—the culmination of the brewery’s 15-year quest to master the West Coast IPA style. Brewed with Mosaic Cryo Hops®, Hopnosis is a seamless, aromatic and explosively tropical IPA.

Firestone Walker Hopnosis IPA

“Hopnosis represents everything we’ve learned about hopping techniques over the years, all rolled into one beer,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “This is our ultimate new-school expression of the West Coast IPA.”

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