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1Toasting the Local Spirits: Cape Cod Beer and First Crush Winery

Toasting the Local Spirits: Cape Cod Beer and First Crush Winery

Apr 27, 2017

If you haven’t noticed already, there are a few celebrated local companies that have helped keep Cape Cod in the proverbial loop. Craft beer lovers everywhere rave about Cape Cod Beer, a brewery smack dab in the middle of Hyannis. Cranberry Liquors’ staff remembers when people would see a few guys cruising around, hand delivering their […]

2Rose All Day?

Rose All Day?

Mar 31, 2017
Rose: The prettiest way to make women like you Despite a massive jump in popularity over the past year, rosé wines are still widely misunderstood. If they aren’t being desecrated with gummy bears or some other Pinterest shenanigans (yes, that’s a thing,) rosé wines are misconstrued. As Dry. Or Sweet. Or, dare I say it, [...]
3Barefoot Refresh Spritzer

Barefoot Refresh Spritzer

May 25, 2016

Have you ever been on a boat? How about a fisherman’s boat? Did you know that fishermen have crazy rules you must follow if you want to remain one their boat? Well, they do. Some of Cranberry Liquor’s patrons are fishermen, and I got the run down! No pig (hotdogs, pork), for instance. No bananas. […]

4The Blend Trend

The Blend Trend

Mar 7, 2013

While most people like to stick with a favorite varietal (cabernet, pinot noir, chardonnay), You may be missing out on some excellent wines that are blends of two, three, four even five varietals. So let’s talk about these…

5Buena Vista – The Count

Buena Vista – The Count

Feb 17, 2013

This is a proprietary blend most similar to an Italian red wine: “The wine is full in body and somewhat on the soft side, but that softness is never overdone, and it stays in balance while allowing easy access to its deep personality even at this youthful juncture. Less in need of aging that many […]

6Hook & Ladder- Station 10

Hook & Ladder- Station 10

Feb 17, 2013

This blend is exceedingly popular at Cranberry Liquors. The Tillerman Red is another blend from Hook and Ladder, but Station 10 remains to be the favorite. Here’s an excerpt from the website: For this blend we picked grapes from our oldest Zinfandel vines and a small amount of old vine Carignane and Alicante Bouschet from […]

7Firehouse Red Tamarack Cellars

Firehouse Red Tamarack Cellars

Feb 17, 2013

Tamarack Cellars created a blend of ten (+?) wines barrels from American and French Oak barrels. ‘Firehouse Red’ is described below in an excerpt from Tamarack Cellars’ website: Deceptively sweet aromas of strawberries, raspberries and rose petals.  The flavors are dark, rich, lusciously mouthwatering, with cherries, boysenberries, tart plum skins, hints of leather, sweet pipe […]

8Klassen Big Mouth Red

Klassen Big Mouth Red

Feb 17, 2013

This blend combines Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre from Calaveras County. This winery produces batches with priority on ‘aroma, texture and terrior’ rather than mass-produced brand-name wines, reliant upon ‘high residual sugar and alcohol.’ Klassen’s describes Big Mouth Red as follows: “Big Mouth Red is a rich, bold and almost opaque in color. The nose is […]

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