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Well on this day in 1968, Johnny Cash recorded his legendary live album, At Folsom Prison. This reminds me of a favorite wine, The Prisoner. That is their flagship blend, but all of their wines are worth trying. Here is the description from their website The Prisoner truly is… “one of a kind”. When Dave Phinney (founder) launched the wine in 2003, there really was no other wine like it. Inspired and created by the drinkable “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in the Napa Valley, it was innovative and unique. In the late ’90s…

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So I was perusing the bourbon section of my local liquor store and lo and behold, I find a new bourbon staring at me from the middle shelf. Black Ridge is a small batch bourbon bottled by Clear Springs in Louisville, KY.  After some internet searching, the story behind this is only somewhat clear.  Clear Springs was originally a Jim Beam operation, but was recently sold to Buffalo Trace.  Some further research revealed that it was produced by the Sazerac family at their Very Old Barton 1792 distillery in Bardstown, KY.  Sazerac is the parent company of Buffalo trace, so…

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