Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cheers to the Graduating Class of 2016!

The gown is on, the cap fits just right, cameras are flashing, flowers are being carried and the excitement is all around.

College Graduation, a day to celebrate the culmination of years of lectures, essays, projects, and of course late night cramming sessions.

A proud moment for a parent and child, each taking a step back and sighing with relief as they look towards the future.


Wine and Spirits are a great way to celebrate the efforts of our graduates and gift them something to remember! 

Our Wine Scouts have put together a list of bottles that are sure to excite your graduate. Let’s clink those glasses together and celebrate their hard work. 

Bubbles to toast the grads! Schramsberg is a Napa Valley institution and a wine many believe to be our Valley’s first foray in to competing for bubble-supremacy with our Champagne counterparts across the pond.  I can’t think of a better way to celebrate graduation than to gift a bottle of bubbles made in a traditional method but which finds itself in a new world."
 - Alan Lewis, Wine Scout 

NV Krug Grand Cuvee

"Charles Krug was the very first winery to produce commercially in the Napa Valley and has primarily been owned and operated by the Mondavi family for nearly a century; having been passed down from one generation to the next. It’s a wine that exemplifies family tradition here in Napa and would be very appropriate to commemorate your own family tradition. I recommend gifting one bottle to celebrate the graduation and one bottle to open when they get their first job!!"
- Lee Reinsimar, Wine Scout 

2012 Pursuit Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

"This is one of those wines that should be enjoyed with family and then left on the mantle of a graduate as a constant reminder to always chase down their dreams and a wish from the parents that all their future Pursuits be successful!" 
- Chelsea Slody, Wine Scout

Aberfeldy 12 year Single Malt Whisky Highland

"The golden dram!" 

"I like to go Single Malt or Armagnac/Cognac on these. It gives a new grad an introduction to drinking beyond what they’re used to in collegiate partying.  A gift that says; “Welcome to the World!”

- Micah Rochelle, Spirits Buyer

Delord 25 year Bas-Armagnac

"Imagine your college’s library in a glass and you’ll be circling around the spirit of this Spirit! Rich with well-developed flavors and aromas of leather fig and toffee, this is a complex spirit that is a great introduction to the world of brandy. Celebrate the next step in life with a “next level” spirit!"
- Micah Rochelle, Spirits Buyer

Hazelburn 12yr Single Malt Whisky Campbeltown

"Age and experience, but still a playful exuberance.  What could be a better whisky for a newly-minted graduate? From the incredible Springbank distillery in Campbeltown comes this approachable, easy drinking 12 year old Irish whisky. The exploration into the finest things in life is just starting. They might as well get off on the right foot!" 
- Micah Rochelle, Spirits Buyer


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