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Vinely Magazine

We celebrate music, wine, & spirits – and the places where they meet.

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PATO & WOUTERS WINES

Interviews, Cooking & Product Demo’s plus Behind the Scenes with the Chef’s, the Somm’s, the Makers and the Tasters. Click Over to Vinely For New Videos Every Week

Somm Blog

Beyond the notes

We remove barriers by enlightening consumers with every glass. We tell the story about every brand we curate — from A to Z. We personally visit, taste, interview, and discover what it really took in order for the bottle to arrive at your table.

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December 31 New year

Thank You & Happy New Year!

If next year proves lucky number 21, it will be because we are able to meet its fortunes or misfortunes with our best intentions intact, with the clarity to make the best choice whenever we have a choice.

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November 28 certification

Certification vs. Real-world Experience

A sommelier’s ultimate mission is for people to share your love and passion for wine. One sommelier’s nose and mouth are completely different from the next, so individual smell and taste will differ greatly from one expert to the next.

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December 23 christmas

Some last minute gift ideas for wine and spirit lovers

Some last minute gift ideas for wine and alcohol lovers

Any type of spirit is usually a good present for someone who enjoys a glass or two, and after the year we’ve had, we all deserve a drink.

If you’re still looking for a gift that will not only quench their palate, but also teach them something and even lead them to start a collection, we have some suggestions. They include games, unique whiskies and subscriptions services.

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December 11 christmas

Spice up your ‘nog

Spice up your ‘nog. A favorite of US presidents, there are several ways to make eggnog a little merrier this Christmas

As temperature drops, pine trees are lit and fireplaces are aflame, it can only mean one thing: Christmas is right around the corner and with it comes one of the most popular beverages to accompany the holidays.

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November 12 Chile

Loreto Ruiz

Todo lo que tienes que saber sobre los nuevos vinos chilenos: nuevas regiones, nuevas variedades y aclamados productores de moda, una SommClass de la experta en vinos Loreto Ruiz.

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November 09 Best Bars

The world’s Best Bars

What makes a great bar? Is it the ambience, the signature cocktails, the music, the history?
From classic to modern, the list of the best 50 bars around the world ...

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November 04 Pisco

Jose “Pepe” Moquillaza

***CLASS IN SPANISH***
Aprenderás sobre la historia y el origen del Pisco, uno de los aguardientes de uva más famosos del mundo.

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November 03 singani

Singani in the U.S., a Bolivian spirit revolution

It was only made for domestic consumption, as it had for hundreds of years. Produced only in the Bolivian high valleys, singani has been distilled since the 16th century when the Spanish arrived in South America. Initially, it was made from grapevines brought by monks who needed sacramental wine. The name for the drink is believed to come from a village near the mission that first distilled it.

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