Quick Hits – One Grape, Two Takes: Nebbiolo

Barolo and Barbaresco have long been called the king and queen of Italian wine, standing among the most revered (and, let’s face it, expensive) wines in the world. The royal...

Visions Starward – A Vanguard for Australian Whisky

Starward is unlike any whisky I’ve ever tasted (and you can be sure I’ve tasted a lot over a long career), but not in any kind of trendy, kitschy way...

No Time To Whine: Are You Ready For A Wine Shortage?

Right When You Need It Most
That’s when you tend to run out of things. It’s true of everything from coffee filters to, as we learned early in the...

Sips & Stories with The Macallan

Recently, we invited an ambassador from The Macallan to our home turf, above the Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ, to run a tasting for our crew. The Macallan...

Beautiful Bubbles – A Guide to Champagne & Sparkling Wine

You already know that Champagne is only “Champagne” if it comes from Champagne. That’s so ingrained in our consciousness that there are memes riffing off of it, but it isn’t...

Bounty Hunter’s Top 5(ish) Holiday Pairings

Thanksgiving is the feast of the year, and is just ahead – a meal by which all other meals are judged. Our Scouts are famously, professionally particular about food and...

Age Before Beauty – The Importance of Old Vines

We recently scored a coveted allocation of Turley Zinfandel, always a cause for celebration, and it got me thinking about just what makes those Turley Zins so special. The obvious...

The Inside Sip – Episode 15: Old Friends and New Favorites

favorites with the Bounty Hunter crowd, plus added a few new names and new vintages into the mix. Sit back, relax, and join your Scout team as they taste through...

Location, Location, Location: The Deceptively Simple Difference Between Mountain & Valley Fruit

It would be pretty tough to overstate the importance of location when it comes to making wine. Around the world, tradition varies as to whether the varietals in the bottle...

When Good Wine Goes Bad – A Tale of Woe

Some bottles are just born bad. You can often spot them languishing on supermarket shelves or forgotten at the back of the fridge after a party. Or empty and in...

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Chardonnay

I began collecting Chardonnay in earnest, from every corner of the world and at every price point, to serve my “I can’t stand Chardonnay” friends, paired with a possibly unsufferable...

Oak – The OG Wine World Influencer

Each bottle of wine or whiskey is a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Without any one of the building blocks between the dirt and the glass, the...

Exploring Agave Raicilla and Etnica Tutsi – Discover the Rarest Distillations in Jalisco

Raicilla is the stuff I dream about, when I’m thinking of pure agave spirit. On my travels to Mexico, it’s what friends offered to me from unmarked plastic bottles, filled...

The Inside Sip #14: Drink Like A Legend

Welcome back to the Inside Sip, your backstage pass to our Scouts’ “continuing education” credits. This was a very special tasting event and an unboxing of our most exclusive assembly...