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Highlights of our March edition: Top 10 Value Wines, Irish Beers and Maibocks!

March 2011


Top 10 Wines Under $10

Top 10 Brunch Wines

Top 10 Maibocks

The Best Wine Stores






A horse walks into a bar. Says the bartender: "Why the long face?" If your face is getting a little long at the thought of filing taxes next month, here's a little liquid relief, from money-saving lists to whistle-pleasing liqueurs from exotic locales.

Even if your monthly wine budget looks like it will take a hit, there's no reason the IRS should turn you into a total teetotaler. Our wine lists for bargain-lovers range from the Top 10 Wines Under $10 and the Top 10 Value Wines to the Top 10 Value Champagnes and Top 10 Cheap Champagnes. And when we say Champagne we mean the real thing, not sparkling wines like Prosecco and Cava.

Our list of Top 10 Irish Beers features chocolaty stouts, crisp lagers and alluring ales

On an even greener note, the arrival of spring also heralds al fresco dining. So why not take your stack of flapjacks out onto the patio and wash it down with one of our Top 10 Brunch Wines? While you're outside enjoying nature, think about the planet. Eating and drinking organic these days doesn't have to cost extra, as you can see from our Top 10 Organic Wines. And if you need something to toast your Passover meal with, sample our list of Top 10 Kosher Wines.

On March 17, spending green, living green and even wearing green just isn't enough. To truly celebrate St. Patrick's Day, you'll need to quaff one of our Top 10 Irish Beers. We're especially excited by the return of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout to our shores, not seen here since Prohibition. If you prefer strong, amber-colored beers, then check out our Top 10 Maibocks. These springtime brews traditionally hail from Germany, where they were crafted for drinking at May festivals.

Cocktails bars are as popular as ever, so distinguish yourself from the crowd by visiting one of our Top 10 Craft Cocktail Bars. These stylish meccas of mixology make hand-crafted cocktails with farm-fresh fruits, herbs and spices, hand-carved ice and premium spirits. Our new liqueur section is full of exotic bottles from around the world, including Amarula Cream Liqueur from South Africa; Xanté Liqueur from Sweden, and Harlem Liqueur from the Netherlands. Or read our vodka, rum, whiskey, and tequila pages, including reviews of Bulleit Bourbon and Mount Gay Rum.

Cocktails at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. in Philadelphia

You may have tried Rabbit's handy mechanical corkscrew, but the next generation Electric Rabbit is even easier. Simply uncork your favorite bottle with the push of a button. And with decanter cleaning beads, it's easy to remove the stains and deposits that build up on the bottom of decanters, whether you fill yours with wine, sherry or brandy.

But this is only a taste of what's on our ever-expanding site. You'll find the latest wine news, wine of the week and new releases including sake. There are features on food and wine pairing and lists of top wines ranked in order by ratings and separated by varietal. You'll find local information on wine events, including wine pairing dinners, restaurants with no corkage fee nights and happy hour specials, wine and beer tastings and classes for both oenophiles and novices.

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