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Ever wonder how Brandy passes the evening once the lights are out in the shop? Well over the next few months we will be divulging a bit of a company secret... Brandy's Secret Stash!

Follow her updates with #NiteCapCat

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by Jonathan Anders
 

Brandy with that subtle indication of familiarity to a great classic - the Roccamora Negroamaro - a softer mid-body red with rich black fruit notes and a hint of mocha & coffee bean on the end. 

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Brandy, curled up & already reaching for a glass - looks like tonight she will be entertaining the Domaine Migot Côtes de Toul - a beautiful French pinot noir from a little known appellation in Lorraine; fresh minerality, lush texture and a saturating quality that is stunning and pervasive. Organically grown & hand harvested - Brandy recommends it as a superb accompaniment to Thanksgiving dinner (or a late night treat).

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REVEALED!

Ms. Brandywine's secret sweater-drawer cat-nest & her favorite winter treat!  Beaverkill Bourbon Cream! Come by this Saturday (11/20) from 3:00-5:00 to sample some for yourself! Tasting includes free cat-cameo when you wear your own pet-friendly sweater (fur removal not provided).  

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Tsk Tsk! Looks like someone got into the Beaujolais a little early! What a cat'astrophe!

 

Follow her mischievous exploits at #NiteCapCat

Oh, if you would now, just one more sip, one more sip? Too good to be true - Hudson Cocktail company's "Current Cosmo" - it will have you begging for more! A great holiday option for all those non-wine drinkers - pick it up while supplies last (our stock seems to strangely be depleting overnight)

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Someone's taking a nap amidst her office work. Looks like she got into some of Coopers Daughter Black Currant Liqueur - an ideal winter aperitif, a local cassis alternative & apparently the best excuse for sneaking a cat nap in the middle of the day!

You say something?

Brandywine's tryptophan support group - with the Chatham Wine Digestif section - with over 35 hand (& paw) selected Digestifs, Amaros & Herbal libations. 

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Brandy on the heater and Benedictine on ice – sounds like the makings for a new cocktail recipe!  Sounds like someone's purring, "Closing time yet?"

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Oh Garçon! It appears that my 'water-bowl' is empty once again...

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Château Cantemerle - a Bordeaux with dense dark fruit, subtle cedar, earth & tabacco notes that culminate in what is unquestionably a standing ovation

 

- "Encore! Encore!" Brandy pleads.

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Caught in the act! Trying to lend a hand or sneak an early sip? Washington State Gravel Bar Cab & Broadside Cab out of Paso Robles - two of Brandy's wintertime favorites - now back in stock - or at least for as long as we can keep her paws off of it! 

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"There appears to be an issue with the contents of my snifter." 

Gilles Brisson Cognac, a Premier Cru from one of the finest family-grown distilleries, aged around 4 years.

Join us for a tasting this Friday to enjoy some - even worth skipping dinner for.

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Not just your simple Marachino Cherries - these little sour guys are soaked in local St. Agrestis Amaro for an extra zing & kick - in fact it looks like they knocked out our after-hours prowler... keep up to date with Brandywine's late-night misadventures #NiteCapCat 

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Two Sisters Orangecello made locally at Springbrook Distillery - just don't forget your bendy straw once you've cozied down - it can put a real crink in your neck!

Leave me if you must! Close up the shop, turn off all the lights, lock the door - just leave poor little old Brandywine the spare corkscrew when you do...
Follow all of Brandy's after-hours misadventures at #NiteCapCat 

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No need to hang the 'home-sweet-home' sign here - we had her at 'Champagne' - make sure you've got you're bubbly for the new year!

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It's such a drag getting back to the grind after the holidays - worst of all Brandy finished off her after-hours hidden stash - time to restock! Follow her mischievous exploits when the shop has closed at #NiteCapCat

Brandy, you've been punked! We caught her in the middle of her 'Dry' January stash! All her favorite dry wines and spirtis - don't hide now, its too late!
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Got that late-night twitch for a little something smooth & rich? Take Brandywine's advice, and for a decent price, buy a little bit of Port, and your night-pains you will thwart!
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Brandywine's 'lip-smacking' selection of evening 'treats' - looks like we found her secret for getting through her mid-winter hump days! 

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A classic Bordeaux, a warm blanket, and a cozy basket to curl up in - the essentials for a cold winter night!

Whispering Angel Rosé - Brandywine makes sure we keep it stocked year round - no wrong time for a glass of rosé!

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Brandy! Those are sample tasters for customers not for cats! Looks like she knows you can find samples of a lot of the local spirits at our shop... just ask us if you are unfamiliar with them!

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Looks like Brandy has already selected her Valentine this year - snuggle-worthy Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur!

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Brandy knows that nothing says "I'm done with winter" like a little G&T!  Here is a toast to more warm weather, tall pours of gin and time spent bird ogling!

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When you've eaten through your whole bag of cat treats and are stuck for the evening with just the cooking wine & the mystery bottle your uncle fermented in his basement - that's why we are here to make sure you can be stocked for every occasion.

 

Upset that spring is nearly here and you haven't had a chance to sample all the Smokey/Peated Whiskey you desire? (Bad Brandy!) Don't go eating the flowers over it - we won't tell on you as long as you keep enjoying them!

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"Please sir, I want some more..." We've already been product sampling the new vintages of rose for the year - seems like someone can't wait for spring!

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Not to get too carried away... but we (Brandy in particular) are very excited to introduce Fort Cop de Ma Priorat - a lively new Priorat with black raspberry and dark cherry notes, discreet tannins that lend shape to a long finish - a true reason to celebrate!

After much deliberation and lip smacking, Brandy can confirm that, yes, margaritas are indeed the correct answer... now then, what was the question?

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What do you call a grape-bed for a wine shop cat? Puuurrr-fect!

 

"How long until this is wine?" she wonders (mischievous grin).

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Brandywine gives our shop a 10 out of 10 for the quality and selection of gin... or at least that's what it sounded like from beneath the stool where she crawled this morning.

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Looking for that perfect blustery-spring, sweater-basket wine to snuggle up with? Brandy has you covered! Try out the Chilean Cab Max (rich dark cherry, spice & smoke) - for that chillier day red wine fix