FEATURED: New Producer Alert! Cacique Maravilla

Just in from the Yumbel region of the Bío-Bío Valley, traditional, non-interventionist Chilean wines from Cacique Maravilla. Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Chile, winemaker Manuel Moraga Gutierrez has spent the last ten years slowly rebuilding while making honest, rustic wines that evoke a crystal clear sense of place. As Manuel says, “One day I want good, trained sommeliers to taste my wine and say ‘This wine is from Yumbel, Chile.’”

Cream Cocktails: Lower A-Bee-V's Knees


- 1 oz Ransom Old Tom Gin
- 2 oz Cirelli NV ‘A + Bees’ Mead
- 1 oz Lemon juice
- 1 oz Honey

Directions: Add all ingredients besides the A+ Mead (for topping later) with ice to tin, give it a quick shake and strain over a large cube in a Collins glass. Top with about 2 ounces of ‘A + Bees’ Mead. Garnish with a fresh cut piece of raw honey comb.

Cream Cocktails: Jambe de Bois


- 1.5 oz Pineapple-Tepache and Banana infused Bounty Spiced Rum (see below)
- .75 oz Bordiga Aperitivo
- .75 oz Mata Sweet Vermouth

Directions: Add all ingredients to mixing glass, stir, julep strain to a coupe or over large ice cube in rocks glass.

Bounty Spiced Infusion:
Using the spent pineapples from the Pineapple Tepache Honey Syrup and 3-4 super ripe bananas, muddle together in a cambro and pour a liter of Bounty Spiced Rum over it. Cover, let sit for 2-3 days, fine strain through cheesecloth, and poured back into the bottle.