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9 Gifts For The Discerning Drinker
December 11, 2016 in Spirits
Admittedly, my writing has taken a bit of a back seat this fall. Posts have been few and far between... for the first time since I launched this website nearly six years ago. But, in my defense, I did take a new gig in the wine industry a few months back and I’ve been in a bit of a transition period.

But, fear not, my exploration of all things drink has not suffered in the least. And, I’ll be damned if I skip a year of my annual holiday gift guide. So, with 2016 nearly in the bag, I give you this…

10 great gifts for the discerning drinker. [...] Continue Reading

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