THANK YOU!!! FLINT, MICHIGAN WATER PROJECT UPDATE

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THANK YOU!

During the week long Flint Michigan Water Campaign held  at all of our Randall’s Wines & Spirits locations, we were able to raise a combined $1,134.00! This allowed us to purchase 420 cases of water to donate to the residents of Flint, Michigan, plus we received an extra 60 cases from Folsom Distributing, and eight more cases from a local non-profit organization, Think Write, Inc, a creative writing program for the city’s youth, aged 7-17After the campaign was over, and the 468 cases of water were donated, your donations still came rolling in, and we were able to raise another $206.40 of which we again matched your dollars, providing us with over $500 to donate to another cause…And since $500 of these matched dollars came in after the water was ordered, this amount will be sent to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund, which has been set up to further ensure that the children who have been exposed are afforded the resources and interventions to overcome this population-wide exposure to lead. For more information on the fund, please visit https://www.cfgf.org/cfgf/GoodWork/FlintArea/WaterCrisis/tabid/855/Default.aspx
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Check out the pics from the Flint, Michigan Water Drive!

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Be A Randall’s VIP! Join Our Customer Loyalty Program TODAY!

The holidays are RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!! Make sure you sign up for our VIP program so you don’t miss out on any of the specials we will have coming up! Yep, on top of our already super-ridiculously low prices!! Sign up at any of our four locations! ‪#‎randallsws‬ ‪#‎happyholidays‬‪#‎blackfriday‬

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NEW EVENT — Whiskey Wednesday’s at Randall’s Wines & Spirits – Fairview Heights

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Whiskey Wednesday’s are coming to Randall’s Wines & Spirits in Fairview Heights! Beginning Wednesday, September 16th, from 4pm to 8pm, come out to sample and compare a handful of various whiskies, including the New Old Forester Bourbon 1897 Bottled in Bond…‪#‎randallsws‬ ‪#‎oldforester‬ ‪#‎bottledinbond‬ ‪#‎whiskeywednesdays‬

For more info, please call the store 618-394-9800

Todd Randall of Randall’s Wines & Spirits on Fox 2 News – Promoting Hops for Heroes Event

Todd Randall of Randall’s Wines & Spirits appeared on a segment for Fox 2 News with Kim Hudson and  Lt. Colonel Mel Weith today to promote the Hops for Heroes event coming up THIS SATURDAY, August 15th at Randall’s Wines & Spirits in Fairview Heights! The event will feature local brews, some of which are not available in Missouri, games, raffles and food. You can find a link to the actual segment HERE.

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Hops for Heroes
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Noon – 5 P.M.
$5 in advance
$10 at the door
Randall’s Wine and Spirits
10800 Lincoln Trail, Ste. 1
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

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Randall’s Wines & Spirits to host Local Fest ’15

FREE EVENT! On Saturday, June 20th, Randall’s Wines & Spirits’ in Fairview Heights will be hosting Local Fest ’15! This is event has been coined “The Farmer’s Market of Booze” and it is here that you will be able to sample local beers, wines and spirits from over a dozen producers from around Missouri and Illinois! But it doesn’t end there…in addition to sampling, we will have fun activities, raffle prizes and much more!

As a locally owned and operated business, Randall’s is proud to support the area’s talented producers. See the attached flyer for more details! Local-Fest-Poster-smalle.rjpg

NEW PRODUCT: TILLEN FARMS CHERRIES AT S. JEFFERSON STORE!

Tillen Farms brings back the peace of mind and great taste you want from your cherries WITHOUT using artificial colors, artificial flavors, sulfites and preservatives!

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Finally, a maraschino cherry not just for decoration, but one that you can actually enjoy eating! Dirty Shirley anyone?

THROWBACK THURSDAY COCKTAILS PRESENTS: Moscow Mule (a.k.a Vodka Buck)

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The Moscow Mule, also known as a “Vodka buck”, is made with a high quality vodka, a spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. It is usually served in a copper mug…

Now, there are ALOT of tales behind the history of this fashionably refreshing drink and how it came to be, but here’s what I got after reading way too many articles on it…

Back in the early 1940′s, John G. Martin of G.F. Heublein Brothers, Inc.,  “Jack” Morgan President of Cock ‘n’ Bull Products (which produced ginger beer) and proprietor of the Cock ‘n’ Bull restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in LA (catering to lots of celebs) and Rudolph Kunett, president of the Pierre Smirnoff, Heublein’s vodka division, were in a bar knocking ‘em back. According to Wikipedia, John Martin had problems peddling his Russian vodka in an American market. Jack Morgan says, “Hey let’s put your vodka with my ginger beer over a crap ton of ice and squeeze in some citrus.” Thus the Moscow Mule was born.

How the mug came to be? Martin, who went around the country to sell Smirnoff Vodka and popularize the Moscow Mule, asked bartenders to pose with any copper mug they had in house and a bottle of Smirnoff. He took two photos, leaving one with the bartender to display, and the other to be put into a collection to be used as proof to the next bar that Martin visited of the popularity of the Moscow Mule.

So here’s what we got, a few liquor distributors met by fate, had a few, got inspired and combined their products. “Put that in one of them there mugs!” Done.

But seriously, all I know is that this drink is freakishly refreshing, and why do I love this copper mug so much? I need a  set, I’m just saying. (Did I mention we sell ALL of these products the Randall’s Jefferson store? YES, the mugs too!!)

Anywho, here’s how you make it…

2 oz Vodka

4-6 oz Ginger beer,

Splash of lime juice

Half a lime

Combine vodka and ginger beer in a copper mug or highball glass filled with ice. Splash lime juice, stir gently and garnish with a lime slice. Serve and ENJOY!

Definitely beats the heat, and oh boy St. Louis, is the heat on its way or what?!?!

Thank you Wikipedia, Huffington Post, and Epicurious for all the deets.

See you next week!

 

 

 

 

FREE TASTING EVENT: RANDALL’S FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS WELCOMES PHILLIP PRICHARD

Phillip Prichard of Prichard’s Distillery will be at our FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS store THIS THURSDAY, May 28th at 7:00 PM to present his distillery’s rums! You don’t want to miss this FREE EVENT! See the attached flyer for RSVP information.Phillip Prichard

Rinaldi Moscato D’Asti “Bug Juice”

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Made from 100% moscato d’Asti, the bouquet is delicate and intense with aromas of fruit (apple, peach) and spices (sage). The palate is sweet and smooth with lingering aromatic persistence. A refreshing and pleasant wine, perfect for brunch, picnics or poolside.

“Each year, one of the finest Moscatos comes from Rinaldi, and the fabulous label and hilarious reference to ‘bug juice’ only adds to the fun. This light-bodied, low alcohol (4-5%) Moscato is bursting with notes of honeysuckle, lychee nuts, peaches, mangoes and spring flowers. The intoxicatingly intense aromatics are followed by a wine with some residual sugar, although that component is well-balanced by the wine’s acidity and freshness. These Moscatos are best drunk in their first 6-9 months of life, so drink this Bug Juice up immediately. “

- Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 92 pts

 

Control Pisco now at Fairview

control_piscoControl C is a premium Pisco from the Limari Valley in Chile. Once home to the Diaguitas, indigenous people dating back to the 8th through 16th century whose culture centered on the worship of the Sun, the valley basks in sunshine on average 300 days per year.

The clear, sunny skies coupled with the best Pedro Jimenez and Muscat of Alexandria grapes from the region give Control C its delicate flavors and aromas, making it the perfect emblem of one of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Chile.

Control C is distilled 3 times in copper alembic stills. It is crystal clear, with a fresh, herbaceous aromas and a touch of citrus. On the palette, Control is soft, round and creamy and has a long, clean finish.