Staff Picks


Irv Keefe
Liquors
  • Rochester native
  • Offical courier for Northwest Liquors, his duty is spreading the word
  • Classic vinyl
    Spinmaster
  • Current record
    holder for most
    Calypso Peach
    Lemonades drank in a day (1)

Steve Shanahan
Wine
  • Pine Island native
  • Wine sommilier
  • Wine maker
  • Avid golfer
  • Father of 7

 


Peter Anderson
Micro-Brews
  • Iowa native
  • Micro-brew die hard
  • Cult movie enthusiest
  • Likes sculpting his beard
  • Enjoys shopping for exotic candies

 


Taylor Halverson
Beers
  • Utica native
  • Sports memorabilia collector
  • Poet
  • Grill master
  • Enjoys pick-up basketball

 

See Irv’s liquor
recommendations
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Irv’s Picks

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Prichard’s Sweet Lucy
Cream Liqueur similar to Baileys, except this one is handcrafted with bourbon from the “Bourbon Trail” in Tennessee.

Tomatin 12 Year
Nice Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky finished in Spanish Sherry casks. Exceptional quality at a great price.

Woodford Reserve
A truly unique small batch bourbon whiskey of unparalleled quality from the heart of Kentucky.

Avion Silver
One of the finest tequilas to hit the market in recent years. Crafted in small batches for a crisp, clean taste.

Steve’s Picks

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Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Porto
A classic from the great porto region.

La Massa Toscana
Sangiovese based with cabernet and merlot from a great producer.

Black Slate Priorat
Grenache, carigne monastrell and mourvedre. great up and coming region in Spain.

Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne
Cherry and earth ever changing in your glass from start to finish.

Peter’s Picks

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Brewery Dupont – Saison Dupont
Belgium farmhouse ale with a hazy, straw color. Fruity, with light herbal. flavors. Goes great with most meals.

Brewery Koningshoven – Tilburg’s Dutch Brown Ale
Dark amber color. Malty breadiness, with flavors of toffee and cocoa. Will stand up to any heavy foods.

Dechutes Brewing – Obsidian Stout
A dark, robust stout that’s not over the top. Nice balance of hops and malt, mixed with coffee and a light. sweetness.

Boulder Brewing – Mojo India Pale Ale
Medium Golden color with a light haze. Heavy aromatic, citrus hops. A nice big I.P.A. That will cut through many spicy dishes.

Taylor’s Picks

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Brau Brother’s Moo Joos
Brewed in tiny Lucan, MN, this chocolate oatmeal stout is smooth as silk. Love this local brew!

Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Beers that are low on alcohol but high on flavor are becoming more and more common. Although it only clocks in at 4.4% ABV, this beer maintains the flavor profile of a lighter pale ale. Very “session able”, meaning you can finish a six pack without feeling full or becoming too drunk.

Two Brothers Cane and Ebel
I love beers that are brewed with the rye grain. Full flavored and well balanced, this hoppy red rye ale is everything it claims to be and more.

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
Its hard to beat this American IPA in my book. Whether you have it on tap or in the bottle, the taste stays the same throughout. I always have a sixer on hand at my house.