Randall’s will be at Microfest on May 6th & 7th in Forest Park!!!

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We’re headed to Microfest in Forest Park! On May 6th & 7th we will be at Microfest with allocated brews for you to taste and some cool prizes to win!! Don’t have tickets yet? Make sure you head to any of our four locations to ENTER for your chance to WIN TWO FREE VIP TICKETS TO MICROFEST! Head straight to the beer section and find the Microfest display to enter! You can also purchase tickets by CLICKING HERE!

Now for in-store news…DID YOU KNOW WE DELIVER? WANT FREE DELIVERY? Place your online order by downloading the Drizly app to your mobile device and enter the code “MICROFEST” for FREE DELIVERY! Lift for Life Gym/Microfest will receive a $2.00 donation for each delivery using the “MICROFEST” code!

Randall’s Wines & Spirits Named Ladue News Platinum List Award Winner: Scotch & Spirits

Platinum List 2016“Randall’s Wine and Spirits has built its success through cultivating relationships with both suppliers and customers, offering a wall-to-wall selection of scotch and spirits. Each of Randall’s four locations carries shopping options that reflect requests and preferences of its patrons, ensuring that each of its four locations has its own distinct personality. Shelves are stocked with hard-to-find limited quantity liquors and old favorites, as well as local craft brews and wines. You can’t beat Randall’s delivery service, either, available through the Drizly app.” -Denise Kruse, Ladue News

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Randall’s Wines & Spirits Partners with Operation Food Search!

HELP FIGHT HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY!

Did you know you can #GIVEBACK to your community just by purchasing a bottle of wine from Randall’s Wines & Spirits? From now until January 31st, when you purchase any specially selected OFS Wine, a portion of the sales will go to Operation Food Search! Just look for the label – we have several!! Thank you in advance for your support.

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Operation Food Search is a St. Louis-based non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Established in 1981, we are the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state region. We distribute more than 2.75 million pounds of food and household essentials to 250 community partner agencies, which in turn feed 190,000 people in need each month – nearly one-third of whom are children.

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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Whiskey In The Winter Festival – Friday, November 20th!

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Randall’s is again the official retailer for Whiskey In The Winter! The event will feature over 250 whiskies from around the world along with great whiskey cocktails, whiskey-inspired food stations, and educational seminars from whiskey industry experts. The event will be held on November 20, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown St. Louis.

For more information on the event, and to purchase tickets,
visit: www.whiskeyinthewinter.com

Randall’s VIP Tasting Product List

You’ve asked and we’ve delivered! Listed below is the full list for our tasting event set for Thursday, October 22, 2015.  We are sure you will find some of your favorites, and be intrigued by new and premium products! Make sure you get your tickets soon, they are going fast!  We have 74 spaces left. See you there!

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Premium Products have an asterisk (*)
New items are labeled (NEW)
Table #’s will be assigned at event.
BEER/CIDER
Public House Brewing Company
- Rod’s Cream Ale
- Hide and Seek Hefeweizen
- Exlusive IPA
- Revelation Stout
Avery Brewing Company
- Avery IPA
- White Rascal
- Lilkoi Kepolo-NEW
- Ellies Brown Ale
- Reverend Quad Ale
- Hog Heaven Barley Wine
4Hands Brewing
- Resurrected IPA
- Absence of Light*
- Chocolate Milk Stout
- Single Speed
New Holland & Great Divide
- Dragon’s Milk
- Mad Hatter
- Candemonium
- Fresh Hop
- Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout*
Left Hand Brewing Company
- Nitro Milk Stout
- Sawtooth Ale
- Polestar Pilsner
- Black Jack Porter
- Milk Stout
- Fade to Black
Uinta Brewing
- Hop Nosh
- Dubhe
- Punkn Harvest
- Detour
- Baba
Stevens Point Brewery
- Point Smiley Blue Pils
- Whole Hog Espresso Stout
- Ciderboys Mad Bark
- Ciderboys First Press
Shmaltz Brewing Co.
- Hebrew Daves Slingshot American Craft Lager
- Hot Manna IPA
- Chanukah Dark Strong Ale
- St. Lenny’s Belgian Rye Double IPA
- Wishbone Session Double IPA
Tallgrass Brewing
- Tallgrass 8 Bit Pale Ale Game Over
- Tallgrass 16 Bit Dbl Pale Ale
- Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat
- Tallgrass Zombie Monkey
- Tallgrass Bourbon Brl Buff Sweat
- Tallgrass Big Ricc
Rogue Ales
- Dean Guy Ale
- Hazelnut Brown
- 7 Hop IPA
- Yellow Snow IPA
- Santas Private Reserve
Artisanal Imports
- La Trappe Trappist Bockbier
- Omer VanderGhinste (Bocker)
- Tripel Karmeliet
- Prearis Grand Cru – Bourbon Barrel Aged
- De Proef / Left Hand Wekken Sour*
- EZ Orchards Cider
Sonoma Cider
- Hatchet Apple Cider
- Anvil Bourbon Cider
- Pitchfork Pear Cider
Ace – California Cider Co.
- Ace Perry
- Ace Joker
- Ace Pineapple
- Ace Pumpkin
Original Sin
- Apple
- Pear
- Elderberry
- Apricot
- Cherry
Oskar Blues
- Dales Pale Ale
- Blue Mama LTL Yella Pils
- Old Chub Scotch Ale
- Pinner
- IPA
- Ten Fidy Imperial Stout*
Merchant Du Vin
- Samuel Smith
- Traquair House Scotch Ale
- Orval Trappist Ale*
- Saison 1858
- Lindemans Cuvee Rene Lambic*
- Lindemans Lambic
- Firestone Walker Double Jack, Wook JB Rye, Union Jack, Easy Jack, Pivo Pils, Walker DBA
4 Hands
- Resurrected IPA
- Absence of Light
- Chocolate Milk Stout
- Single Speed
Original Sin
- Hard Cider
- Pear Cider
- Elderberry
- Apricot
- Cherry Tree
Schlafly
- Pumpkin Ale
- Oktoberfest
- Coffee Stout
- Tasmanian IPA
- Schwarzbier
Crown Valley
- Bison Big Ale
- Blackberry Cider
- Country Carriage Cider
- Gunslinger Dbl IPA
- Strawberry Cider
North Coast
- Brother Thelonius
- Le Merle
- Pranqster Belgian
- Old Stock Ale
- Old Rasputin Imperial Stout
Wetten
- Delirium Red
- Delirium Tremens
- Lucifer
- Gouden Cuvee Blauw
- Straffe Hendrik Quadruple
- Straffe Hendrik Tripel
- Samichlaus
- Beersel Oude Geuze
Stiegl & North American Breweries
- Stiegl Pils
- Stiegl Grapefruit Radler
- Genesee Genny Crm Ale
- Labatt Blue
- Dundee Variety Craft Pk
- Seag Cool Variety
Crispin
- Blackberry Pear
- Original Cider
- Crispin Pear Cider
- Crispin Honey Crisp Cider
- Crispin The Saint Cider
Koochvagners (Stone Brewing)
- Stone IPA
- Stone Delicious IPA
- Stone Ruination IPA
- Stone Go To IPA
- Stone Arrogant Bastard Bb Aged
Excel
- 3rd Anniversary Saison
- Oktoberfest
- Southside Stout
- Flashbang
- Bose Roggen
- Bruja Pumpkin Ale
St. Killian
(Turner) Carlsberg
- Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc
- Grimbergen Double
- Skullsplitter
- Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer
- Crabbies Orange Alc Ginger Beer
SPIRITS
Fishbowl Spirits
- Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Cream
- Blue Chair Bay Banana Cream
- Blue Chair Bay Vanilla
- Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced
Davos Brands
- TY KU Cucumber
- TY KU Coconut
- TY KU Black
Remy Contreau (Glazer)
- Bruichladdich Octomore*
- Bruichladdich Laddie
- Bruichladdich Port Charlotte
- Bruichladdich Rockside Farm- NEW
- The Botanist
- Mt Gay Black Barrel
- Contreau Noir
- Remy 1738
Brown Forman (Glazer)
- Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select*
- Jack Daniels Barrel Proof  – NEW
- Woodford Double Oaked
- Old Forrester 1870- NEW
- Gentleman Jack
- Herradura Anejo, Silver, Reposado
Bacardi USA (Glazer)
- Aberfeldy 12
- Craigellechie 13
- Aultmore (pending availablity)
- Bacardi 8
- Bacardi Maestro-NEW
- Dusse
- Dewar’s 15
- Dewar’s Scratched-NEW
Speakeasy Spirits
- Whisper Creek Original Tennessee Sipping Cream
Glazers DMH
- Johnnie Walker Rye Cask-NEW
- Ardbeg 10 Year
- Glenmorangie 18 yr*
- Mortlach Rare*
- Haig Club
- Bailey’s Espresso-NEW
- Captain Morgan Cannon Blast-NEW
- Ciroc X-NEW
- Smirnoff Peppermint-NEW
- Grind-NEW
McCormick Distilling
-Triple Crown
-Triple Crown Butterscotch
-360 Vodka
-360 Georgia Peach
-360 Double Chocolate
-360 Platte Valley Corn Whiskey
-Platte Valley Fireshine
-Tequila Rose
Beam Suntory
- Basil Hayden
- JB Single Barrel
- Makers 46
- Knob Creek Rye
- JB Distillers Masterpiece*
- Jim Beam Apple – NEW
- Laphroaig Select
- Laphroaig 15 Yr – NEW
- Auchentoshan 3 Wood
- Bowmore 15 Yr Darkest*
- Ardmore Single Malt Scotch
- Glen Garioch 12Yr
- Greenore Single Grain Irish Whisky
- Connemara Cask
- Connemara 12 Yr
- 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
- Tyrconnell Single Malt
- Tyroconnell Maderia
- Hornitos Black Barrel
- Sauza 901
- Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata
- Sauza XA Extra Anejo*
- Cruzan Single Barrel
- Canadian Club Classic
- Alberta Rye Whiskey Dark Batch – NEW
- Courvoisier 12 Yr
- Courvoisier XO*
- Effen Vodka
- Effin Black Cherry Vodka
William Grant
- Reyka Vodka
- Monkey Shoulder
- Tullarmore Dew
- Montelobos Mezcal
- Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile – NEW
- Gibson’s Finest – NEW
Pernod Ricard Spirits
- Jameson Black Barrel
- Jameson Caskmates – NEW
- Midlelton Barry Crockett Legacy*
- Mitchell’s Green Spot Irish Whiskey
- Redbreast 12Yr Cask
- Redbreast 15Yr*
- Olmeca Altos Plata
- Olmeca Altos Reposado
- Avion Silver Tequila
- Avison Espresso
- Kahlua French Vanilla
- Kahlua Peppermint
- Martell VS
- Martell Cordon Bleu*
- Glenlivet 15 Yr*
- Glenlivet 21 Yr*
- Malibu Black
- Malibu Island Spiced Rum
Wilson Daniels
- Teeling Single Malt-NEW
- Teeling Single Grain
- Teeling Small Batch
- Templeton Rye
- Corralejo Blanco Tequila
- Corralejo 99000 Horas*
Western Spirits
- Bird Dog Apple Whiskey-NEW
- Bird Dog Blackberry Whiskey
- Bird Dog Cinnamon Whiskey
- Bird Dog Jalapeno Honey Whiskey-NEW
- Bird Dog Maple Whiskey
- Bird Dog Peach Whiskey
Proximo
- Stranahan’s Whiskey
- Tin Cup American Whiskey
- Bushmills Black
- Bushmills Single Malt 10Yr
- Dobel Diamond Tequila
- Hanagar One Vodka
Sidney Frank
- Monkey 47 Gin
- Sortilege
- Casamigos Blanco, Reposado, Anejo
- Jagermeister Spice
Stoli
- Soli Elite*
- Stoli Vodka 80
- Stoli Razberi
- Stoli Blueberi
Castle Brands
- Jefferson Bourbon 82.3
- Jefferson Collaboration Bourbon
- Jefferson Groth Reserve Cask Finish-NEW
- Jefferson Manhattan-NEW
- Jefferson Ocean
- Gosling Black Seal Rum w/Gosling Ginger Beer
- Gosling Stormy Ginger Beer
Edrington
- Macallan Rare Cask*
- Macallan Sherry Oak 12yr
- Macallan Fine Oak 10yr
- Macallan Fine Oak 15yr*
- Highland Park 12yr*
- Cutty Sark Prohibition – NEW
Agave Loco
- Rum Chata w/ IBC Rootbeer
- Tippy Cow Chocolate
- Tippy Cow Orange Cream
- Tippy Cow Shamrock Mint
- Tippy Cow Vanilla
- Agave Loco Tequila
Sazerac / Gemini Spirits
- 1792 Small Batch Bourbon
- Corazon Expressions Blanco*
- Corazon Buffalo Trace Reposado*
- Corazon Van Winkle Anego*
- Corazon Stagg Anejo*
- Tijuana Sweet Heat Tequila
Exclusiv / Mississippi
- Exclusiv Vodka – NEW
- Exclusiv Peach Vodka – NEW
- Exclusiv Pineapple Vodka-NEW
- Cody Road Bourbon
- Cody Road Rye
- River Rose Gin
Phenix Brands
- Stiletto/Shpilka Vodka
- Mig Fuel
- London Vodka
- Samogon
- Kinahans Irish Whiskey
- Kinahans Irish 10yr Single Malt
Prestige Wine & Spirits
- Opihr Gin
- Astoria Prosecco
- Kinky Pink
A Bommarito Wines
- Pinckney Bend Gin-LOCAL
- Pinckney Tonic-LOCAL
- Rough Rder Rye
- Rough Rider Straight Bourbon
- Smooth Ambler Old Scout Straight Bourbon TEN*
- Breuckelen 77 Rye & Corn Whiskey
- Highland Queen Blended Scotch Whiskey-NEW
Detusch Family Wine and Spirits
- Redemption Rye Whiskey
- Licor 43
- Ruta 22
New Holland Brewing and Great Divide Brewing
- Knickerbocker Gin
Craft Whiskey (Nixon)
- Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey*
- Wyoming Small Batch-NEW
- Hirsch Select Small Batch Bourbon
- Westland American Single Malt
- Backwoods Whiskey Pecan
- Mulligans Premium Bourbon Whiskey
Dr. Pepper & Nestle (Nixon)
- Mr. & Mrs. T. Horseradish Bloody Mary
- Mr. & Mrs. T. Bold/Spicy
- San Pellegrino Melo & Arancia, Clementina, Pompelmo
- IBC Rootbeer
Major Peters & Fever Tree (Nixon)
- Fever Tree Ginger, Bitter Lemon, Elderflower Tonic
- Major Peters The Works, Hot & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix, Original
Single Malt & Blended Scotch Whiskey (Nixon)
- Deanston 18yr*
- Deanston Virgin Oak
- Glendronach 12yr
- Kavalan Single Malt Whisky
- Benriach Heart of Speyside
- Bunnahabhain Ceobanach Smoky Mist SM*
Constellation
- Serpents Bite-NEW
- Svedka Grapefruit Jalapeno Vodka-NEWWINE
Pernod Ricard Wine
- Café de Paris Sparkling Pomegranate
- Café de Paris Pear Fruit
- Kenwood Cabernet Sonoma
- Kenwood Chardonnay Sonoma*
- Brancott Sauvignon Blanc
- Brancott Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc
Terlato Premier Wines
- Lapostolle Canto de Apalta
- Seven Daughters Cabernet Sauvignon
- Markham Cellar 1879
- Lapostolle Casa Sauvignon Blanc
- Federalist Lodi Zinfandel*
- Seven Daughters Moscato
Jackson Family Wines
- Kendall Jackson VR Pinot Gris
- Byron SBC Chardonnay
- La Crema Willamete Pinot Noir*
-Liberated Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir
Prestige Wine & Spirits
- Risata Moscato D Asti
- Conquisat Malbec
- Starling Castle Riesling
Stoli
- Achaval Ferrer Malbec
- Achaval Ferrer Bella Vista*
Vintegrity Wines
- Orin Swift Locations E, Locations I, Machete*, D-66
- Scarpetta Frico Bianco, Frico Rosso, Pinot Grigio, Bigaro Moscato Brachetto
Fetzer Vineyards
- Bonterra Chardonnay
- Bonterra Cabernet
- Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc
- Bonterra Merlot
- Fetzer Eagle Peak Merlot
- Fetzer Sundial Chardonnay
- Fetzer Gewrurtztraminer
- 1000 Stories*
Banfi Vintners / Excelsior Wines
- Gran Reserva Cabernet*
- Trivento Amado Sure Red Blend
- Pacific Rim Dry Riesling* Selenium Vineyard
- Rainstrom Pinot Noir
- Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec
- Marques Carmenere/Casillero Privac
- Bolla Prosecco/Bolla Sparking Rose
- Banfi Rosso Di Montalcino*
Don Sebastiani & Sons
- Aquinas Pinot Noir
- B Side Cabernet Sauvignon*
- Smoking Loon Steelbird
- Project Paso Old Vine Zinfandel
- Pepperwood Grove Pinot Grigio
- Smoking Loon Malbec
The Wine Group
- Slow Press Chardonnay
- Slow Press Cabernet
- Insurrection Shiraz*
- 13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc
- Cupcake Moscato di Asti
- Cupdake Black Forest Red
Rodney Strong Wine Estates
- Charlotte’s Home Estate Sauvignon Blanc
- Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay
- Davis Bynum RR Chardonnay
- Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon*
- Pinot Noir Janes Vineyard
- Sonoma Merlot
San Antonio
- Stella Rosa Black
- Stella Rosa Halloween* Pack Rosso
- Stella Rosa Moscato D Asti
- Stella Rosa Platinum*
- Stella Rosa Moscato Orange Imperiale
- Stella Rosa Mosacto Rose Imperiale
Hahn Family Wines
- Hahn Pinot Noir
- Hahn Pinot Gris
- Boneshaker Zinfandel
- SLH Pinot Noir*
- SLH Chardonnay*
- Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon
Delicato Family Vineyards
- Gnarly Head Authentic Black
- Noble Vines 446 Chardonnay
- Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Belle Ambiance Pinot Grigio
- Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon*
- Diora Pinot Noir
Winesellers LTD
- NV Mas Fi Brut Cava
- 2014 Heinz Eifel Spatlese
- 2013 Santa Barbera Winery Chardonnay
- 2011 Quinta de la Rosa Ruby Port*
- 2013 Zuccardi Q Malbec
- 2011 Zuccardi Zeta
Total Beverage
- Tiziano Sparkling Rosato
- Marco Negri Moscato d’Asti*
- Tohu Sauvignon Blanc
- Batasiolo Barolo
- Big Red Monster
- Tiziano Prosecco
Schmitt Sohne
- Funf Riesling
- Schmitt Sohne Riesling
- Relax Riesling*
- Schmitt Sohne Riesling
- Funf Sangria
- Relax Pint
Major Brands / Cellar Selections
- Illumination Sauvignon Blanc
- Flowers Chardonnay*
- Flowers Pinot Noir*
- Cutting Red
- Faust Cabernet*
- Neyen Red Blend
- Galerie Sauvignon Blans Equ
- Windracer Chardonnay
- Arcanum II Fauno
- La Jota Cabernet*
- Mt. Brave Cabernet*
- Wind Racer Pinot Noir
- Nomine Renard Brut
- John Duval Entity Shiraz*
- Cakebread Chardonnay*
- Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir
- Sassicaia*
- Caro Amancaya Malbec*
- Hanna Sauvignon Blanc
- Tangley Oaks Chardonnay
- Rochioli Pinot Noir
- Gaja Ca’Marcanda Magari*
- Two Hands Angel’s Share Shiraz*
- Chapoutier Ermitage La Sizerenne*
- Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay*
- Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc
- Belle Glos Dairyman Pinot Noir*
- Emmolo Merlot
- Caymus Conundrum Red
- Caymus Conundrum White*
Ste Michelle Wine Estates
- Tormaresca Neprica
- Tormaresca Chardonnay
- Tormaresca Primitivo
- Antinori Toscana IGT*
- Antinori Bianco
- M Torres SD Cabernet Sauvignon
- M Torres SD Sauvignon Blanc
Les Bourgeois Vineyards
- Brut
- Winter White*
- Moscato
- Riverboat Red
- Solay
- Norton
- Jeunette Rouge
- Port*
Bogle Winery
- Chardonnay
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Merlot
- Essential Red*
- Cabernet
- Zinfandel
- Pinot Noir
- Petit Sirah
Boisset
- Deloach Russian River Chardonnay
- Deloach California Pinot Noir
- Buena Vista the Count*
- JCB 21
- Raymond Nap Cabernet Fortant Carignan
Detusch Family Wine & Spirits
- Josh Cabernet
- Joseph Carr Cabernet
- The Calling Chardonnay*
- Hob Nob Wicked Red
- Girard Cabernet
Glazers Pinnacle Division
- Barefoot
- Louis M. Martini*
- LaMarca
- Patron Silver*
- Pearl
- Starborough
- Carnivor
- Patron Citronge*
A. Bommarito Wines
- Talley Chardonnay 2013*
- Salvard Cheverny 2014
- Centorri Moscato 2014
- Amalaya Malbec Blend 2014
- Banshee Mordecai 2013
- Ryder Pinot Noir 2013
- Paitin Barbaresco 2011*
- Gerard Bertrand Languedoc Red 2011
- Monteti Caburnio 2010
Glazers DMH
- Terrazas Reserve Malbec
- Moet Grand Vintage Brut 2006
- Moet Grand Vintage Rose
- Cliquot 2002
- Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc*
Brown Forman (Glazer)
- Korbel Sweet Rose
- Piper Sonoma Blanc de Blanc
- Piper Sonoma Brut
- Korbel Sweet Cuvee
- M&R Asti
- M&R Prosecco
- Sonoma Cutrer Sonoma Chardonnay*
- Sonoma Cutrer Pinot Noir
Constellation
- Tom Gore VYDS Cabernet Sauvignon*
- Tom Core VYDS Chardonnay
- Ruffino Prosecco
- Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

It’s Here — E-40′s Sluricane Hurricane

Sluricane“Hurricane, but you can call me Sluricane…” You know that’s the first thing you thought of when you read this blog title! Well, you’ve thought right, cause that’s where the idea of this rum and juice flavored ready to drink pre-mixed deliciousness was inspired from. Earl Stevens a.k.a E-40 a.k.a  40 Wata  a.k.a. Earl Poppin’ His Collar, well y’all get it…is a platinum selling recording artist veteran and actor from Cali who decided to focus on some of the other pleasures in life besides some of the best rap we’ve heard…booze.

Hurricane Sluricane has a fruity and exotic taste of rum and natural flavors that will enlighten your day. Best served chilled. 18% Alcohol by volume. The label is cool too…so E-40 you fancy huh? Love it!

Not newbie to the liquor industry, he launched his Earl Stevens wine collection in 2013 with refreshing flavors like Mangoscoto and Function Red Blend.

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!

 

 

 

 

MIG FUEL IS NOW AT OUR JEFFERSON LOCATION!

Strap In, Throttle Up and Go Vertical. Toasting the successful completion of every mission is part of a longstanding tradition by MIG pilots. MIG Fuel’s bottle and packaging echo those of a MIG Fighter plane while the spirit itself mimics the appearance of fighter plane fuel. See that glow? This bottle lights up once you set it down.

Not that you would even want to…created with grape spirits and infused natural flavors, the taste of this Russian liqueur inspired by these fearless fliers leaves you wanting one more taste.

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New Product Alert!!! Chateau La Fleur Saint Georges 2011 – Available at South Jefferson store!

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For those of you who enjoy a medium bodied red bordeaux that boasts ripe, succulent and intense fruity flavors with a velvety, lush tannin finish, then you are in luck! The 2011 Chateau La Fleur Saint Georges is now available at our South Jefferson location Stop by to pick up a bottle or two!  Our competitive prices cannot be beat! Also available on InternetWines.com.

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