Four Roses Holiday 2009 Special Edition

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Four Roses is getting festive this season! We're not going to complain; we could always do with a little cheer. This premium bourbon brand offers eight unique whiskeys for the discerning tippler or collector. Line 'em up in your bar as a conversation piece and a good warming treat when the winds blow. [via definitive touch]

Beer of the Week: Entire Butt English Porter

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Entire Butt English Porter?  We laughed too, until we read the back of the bottle.  "Historically the term used to describe a Porter blended from a variety of ales, 'Entire Butt' uses 14 different malts and 3 hops to recreate this forgotten style of Porter."  We were not laughing, however, when we got a taste of this one.  The Entire Butt English Porter by the Salopian Brewing Company...

Tiger Woods Hits $1 Billion Earned

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Forbes is reporting that Tiger Woods is officially the first athlete to ever break the $1 billion mark. The milestone came after Forbes raked in $10 million for winning the FedEx Cup last weekend. Woods has been the highest paid athlete for sometime--bringing in nearly $128 million in 2007, according to Sports Illustrated, but reaching a billion dollars in the heart of his career before...

Beer of the Week: Licher Pilsner

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Licher Pilsner Review - It's about time we sat down with a nice German Pilsner for a beer review.  In our most recent package from Beer of the Month Club, we received a bottle of Licher Pilsner by Licher Privatbrauerei.  This premium pils poured a pale-ish, light yellow into our mug with a thick, fluffy white head.  Like most pilsners, this one had the signature sweet...

Beer of the Week: Diamond Bear's Presidential IPA

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Diamond Bear's Presidential IPA arrived in our recent package from the Beer of the Month Club.  While IPA is not our favorite style, we're always eager to try new things.  This makes our monthly arrival of the beer of the month package like a mini-Christmas, filled with 12 bottles of beers we've likely never heard of.  This IPA pours a golden amber with thick, fluffy head and an aroma of...

Wine Wednesday: 2007 Tamellini Soave Reviewed

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Planning on fish or pasta this weekend?  A good Soave will do you right, but if you want a great one-- try the 2007 Tamellini Soave, as sent from the Wine of the Month Club.  Personally, I had never tried a Soave before, and this cool crisp white was a pleasant surprise.  Tamellini Soave pours a pale golden yellow with light, honey/almond scents spicing up the citrus aroma.  The flavor...

Beer of the Week: Alley Kat Amber Ale

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StyleCrave's weekly beer reviews continue, this time featuring Alley Kat Amber Ale from Alley Kat Beer in Edmonton, Alberta.  Alley Kat's Amber was one of the four beers that arrived in our Beer of the Month Club twelve pack, the first we'll cover from that group.  This Amber poured a golden brown color with plenty of frothy head and an aroma of freshly toasted malts.  The flavor is as...

Willard Folsom's Old and Rare Scotch Collection to be Auctioned by Bonhams

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Willard S Folsom is among the few whiskey connoisseurs that not only had a passion for the intoxicating liquor but also had a monster private collection to brag about. In his pursuit to find rare single malt scotches, Folsom has spent the last 20 years of his life traveling most of the whisky distilleries from all over the UK with his wife and children. His large collection, which now consists...

Wine Wednesday: Il Cuore Rosso Classico 2007

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It has been a while since we've sat down to review a nice, friendly red, and the Il Cuore Rosso Classico 2007 from WineMonthClub.com was just the ticket.  The name "Il Cuore" translates from Italian to "The Heart" in English, as represented by the collage-style illustrated label.  The wine itself is a warm blend of syrah, zinfandel, carignane, sangiovese and a hint of merlot-- making for a...

Beer of the Week: Boulder Beer's 30th Anniversary Flashback Ale

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Boulder Beer's 30th Anniversary Flashback Ale was another solid addition to one of the best Beer of the Month Club packages we've received yet.  This dark ale poured a golden brown color with plenty of thick, lacy head.  To the tongue, Flashback Ale is a healthy mix of malt and hops with the bitter after taste reminiscent of an IPA.  Both the aroma and the flavor had notes of coffee,...

Wine Wednesday: Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay 2007 Reviewed

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Our friends at the International Wine of the Month Club sent us a shipment of wine this month for tasting, including the 2007 vintage of the Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay.  Wine Spectator gave this one a rating of 91 and a friendly review, so we were rather keen on tasting after it arrived.  To the nose, Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay had strong aromas of mandarin and pear, a fruit sensibility that...

Beer of the Week: Pivovar Herold Bohemian Black Lager

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It's like black gold in a bottle.  Pivovar Herold's Bohemian Black Lager is among our favorite beers from the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club we've received yet.  This  black lager pours a lovely deep amber color with a thick head and a warm chocolate aroma.  The taste follows suit, with a roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel flavor and a drinkable medium body.  With a single sip,...

Men's Style Icon: Les Paul, 1915 - 2009

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Les Paul: 1915 - 2009 | Musician, inventor and visionary Les Paul died today at 94 years old.  Les Paul was among the principles of Rock and Roll and the inventor of the solid-body electric guitar that carried his namesake.  The Les Paul guitar has been the instrument of choice for countless musicians far too numerous to name.  Beyond his work with guitars, Les Paul was a...

Wispa Gold, the World's Most Expensive Chocolate Bar

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While the Cadbury Wispa is a chocolate bar much celebrated in the western world, the Wispa Gold and its layer of caramel has always been a clear favorite. Discontinued despite its amazing success, the Wispa Gold has made its way back to the market after a successful Facebook campaign where 22,000 people "militated" to "bring back Cadbury’s Wispa Gold". Covered in edible gold leaf and...

Wine Wednesday: Angove Nine Vines Shiraz Blend

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Angove Nine Vines Shiraz Review - We were pleasantly surprised last week when our first package arrived from the International Wine of the Month Club, including two bottles we had never before tasted.  The first bottle we popped was the2007 vintage of the Angove Family Winemakers' Nine Vines Shiraz blend, which is 94% shiraz, 6% viognier.  This smooth, deep red carried...

Glenfiddich 50 Year Old Single Malt Whisky Unveiled

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Distiller William Grant & Sons have just unveiled one of its rarest and most exclusive single malt bottles of whisky to a very elite audience of Scottish whisky enthusiasts. Intended for large pockets and refined palates, the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old Single Malt Whisky is a rare and precious "piece of art" that carries the brand's heritage. With only 50 bottles to be produced over the next 10...

Cycles Gladiator Wine: In Vogue Thanks To Nude Label Banning?

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Cycles Gladiator Wine is officially banned in the state of Alabama for the nude woman on it's label.  The bust and booty on the beauty above, illustrated with taste, is apparently too much for the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.  Fortunately, this has become a boon for Cycles Gladiator Wine-- as the resulting press flurry has given their wine one hell of a buzz.

Blue Moon Beer? Obama Should Have Picked Sam Adams

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Blue Moon Beer the Right Choice for the White House? - While we are a 100% politics-free publication, we've got a lot of pride in our president and our beer.  To help ease the racially-charged tensions between Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley, President Obama invited the two for a beer at the White House.  Obama served his guests the options of Blue Moon White...

National Tequila Day: Salud, StyleCravers!

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National Tequila Day - Today, July 24th, is the not-so-officially-recognized National Tequila Day in the U.S.  Since we here at StyleCrave love us some tequila, margaritas and other agave-inspired cocktails, we thought we'd share some tips on how to experience National Tequila Day in the best way possible.  First, we suggest doing a little research, picking up a bottle or...

Wine Opus, the $1 Million Wine Book

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Publisher Kraken Opus is working on a limited edition $1 million wine book for the wealthy wine connoisseur. Dubbed the Wine Opus, the 30kg book showcases the world's top 100 wineries on over 850 pages and is scheduled to be published in 2010. But except from costing a whopping $1 million, the book also packs a six-bottle case of wine from each of the listed wineries. And if our math is...