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A barrel of wine can work more miracles than a church full of Saints
~Italian Proverb

    How to Drink Gin in the Spring

    How to Drink Gin in the Spring

    My guide to drinking Gin in the Spring–with classic tipples. The snow is beginning to melt and soon green will begin to appear. Spring is upon us and its time to shake off the hibernation cobwebs and load up on energy and excitement as the mating period is about to begin! Here are five classics gin cocktails with my recommended ratios that I believe are best suited for Spring.

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    History of Gin Timeline

    History of Gin Timeline

    Without a doubt, gin has had quite the storied history. Here are a few of the Gintender’s favorite facts in the development of gin and how it became the delightful indulgence that we know and love today.

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    The Greenest of Gins

    The Greenest of Gins

    Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin is green. If you look at the capsule sealing each bottle of Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin, you’ll notice its green, unlike our Mosby’s Spirit and Roundstone Rye, which have black caps. For us, this color difference has real meaning. Not only is Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin is one of the few organic gins on the market, but it’s also produced in a zero waste process.

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    How to Drink Gin in the Winter

    How to Drink Gin in the Winter

    Some drinkers believe that gin and other clear spirits are best enjoyed during warm, sunny weather and that darker spirits such as aged rums and whiskeys are best drank in the winter. These people are amateurs and should be tarred and feathered, or at the very least ignored.

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    Wisdom Gin Club

    Wisdom Gin Club

    NINE Amazing gins being featured ALL under one roof! Erik Holzherr (the Gintender) will be on hand to talk about his love of gin, gin mixing basics, and how he has flavor-profiled them.

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    How to Drink Gin in the Spring

    My guide to drinking Gin in the Spring–with classic tipples. The snow is beginning to melt and soon green will begin to appear. Spring is upon us and its time to shake off the hibernation cobwebs and load up on energy and excitement as the mating period is about to begin! Here are five classics gin cocktails with my recommended ratios that I believe are best suited for Spring.

    St. George Gin Tasting at Wisdom April 10th

    See what St. George has to offer at this Wisdom tasting. Hang out with one of the countries most respected distillers and taste their three gins and as a bonus their special edition aged gin. Then have the Gintender whip up some fancy shmancy cocktails for your imbibing pleasure! Thursday, April 10, 2014 Wisdom in […]

    History of Gin Timeline

    Without a doubt, gin has had quite the storied history. Here are a few of the Gintender’s favorite facts in the development of gin and how it became the delightful indulgence that we know and love today.

    The Greenest of Gins

    Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin is green. If you look at the capsule sealing each bottle of Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin, you’ll notice its green, unlike our Mosby’s Spirit and Roundstone Rye, which have black caps. For us, this color difference has real meaning. Not only is Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin is one of the few organic gins on the market, but it’s also produced in a zero waste process.

    How to Drink Gin in the Winter

    Some drinkers believe that gin and other clear spirits are best enjoyed during warm, sunny weather and that darker spirits such as aged rums and whiskeys are best drank in the winter. These people are amateurs and should be tarred and feathered, or at the very least ignored.

    Wisdom Gin Club

    NINE Amazing gins being featured ALL under one roof! Erik Holzherr (the Gintender) will be on hand to talk about his love of gin, gin mixing basics, and how he has flavor-profiled them.

    LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT FOR SOMEONE?

    Wisdom and Church & State are offering gift Mixology Classes. The classes will be tailored to individual interests and they can make a reservation and use it at their convenience anytime in 2014.

    The World’s Most Expensive Gin: The $700 Sipper

    2010 was the year in which I first heard about Nolet’s Reserve gin. I heard about this legendary Dutch gin, wrapped in a golden label, protecting a bottle of the rarest of botanicals and the most carefully crafted distillations the gin world had ever known. This gin possessed a sort of far off, mystical quality to its existence. Also, I heard of its price tag. 700 dollars?! I must admit that I was both intrigued and skeptical.

    New in the World of Gin

    Last the night, the gintender attended the Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve (barrel finished gin) launch party. The event was hosted by Nick Van Tiel who is the ambassador for Beefeater and Plymouth (and an all around great guy.) The event was held at Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown-which was a great venue for it. The most notable point is that Beefeater chose to launch their new Reserve first in Washington DC before distributing in other parts of the country–finally, DC’s bar scene is coming of age!

    Vinyl + Vino DC: Sam “The Man” Burns


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    St. George Gin Tasting at Wisdom April 10th

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    LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT FOR SOMEONE?
    LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT FOR SOMEONE?

    Wisdom and Church & State are offering gift Mixology Classes. The classes will be tailored to indiv…

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    How to Drink Gin in the Spring
    How to Drink Gin in the Spring

    My guide to drinking Gin in the Spring--with classic tipples. The snow is beginning to melt and soon…

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    Oh My Tonic!

    I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with liquor, and it’s not just a small obsession. It’…

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    St. George Gin Tasting at Wisdom April 10th

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