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Imagine receiving beers that no one else has heard of or tried.  Wines from across the world that are not only spectacular, but come with amazing stories of origin or creation. Cocktails you will create that range from classic to exotic, using both old world and new innovations in spirits.  Where can you get this? Only from Crafted.

 

Welcome to the world that is the Crafted Case Club.  Our exclusive club gives you a peek inside the world of sommeliers, mixologists and brewers featuring the entire range of beverage alcohol.  

 

Excited Yet? Here is how it works. Each month (or quarter) you'll pick up your Crafted Case which will contain a curated mix of items for you to use in your own entertaining with friends, family and guests as well as for you to enjoy on your own.  It is a smorgasbord of selection: a signature cocktail, beer from around the world, ready-to-drink cocktails, wines across the spectrum, and of course, all the items you'll need to entertain with the month's items.   A mojito?  Mint and muddler included.   A sparkling cremant wine from the Loire? Sparkling wine preserver cap included.  Oktoberfest season? Beer and stein included.

 

As experts in wine, beer, and spirits, we want to pass along our knowledge to you so you can pass it along to your friends.  We don't want to keep all the fun to ourselves!  

 

Here is what you get. Each month (or quarter) you'll pay $99 + tax for the Crafted Case.  Want the Premium Crafted Case? It is $199 and includes additional bottles from the Crafted Case plus an extra special item or two because, well, it's Premium.  We'll email you when your case is ready for pickup at our store, which is usually around the 5th of the month. Then we'll taste you through the case and introduce you to why we curated these items for you and off you go! There are no member fees, no minimums and you may cancel at any time.

 

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Still not sold? Here is what we sent in this month's Crafted Case for July 2022 (Click here for the June case):

 

Signature Cocktails: This month we have two because we just love to service summer drinks to our friends and family. Plus we are basking in the glow of those Smooj seltzer smoothies from last month, so we skipped RTD’s this month since we purchased more and are stocking everyone up on those in July.

 

First, the Radler.  No, not the deadly snake. But a reference to back where beer is part of every day life: Germany.  This month’s first signature cocktail combines beer from one of, if not THE world’s longest operating brewery located in Bavaria along with a perfect summer complement: lemonade.  The Radler was invented to cool off cyclists after a long ride (see the Radler’s History insert) and remains a staple in German culture because it is delicious and a lower alcohol content (roughly 3-4% compared to 5-6%).   Weihenstephan Monastery Brewery began producing beer in 1040 and this month we have included Bayerische Weihenstephaner Helles Lager.  Pair it with your favorite lemonade.  Yumski yumski!

 

Second, you know we love margaritas, and we know you and your friends love margaritas.  This month we feature two different margarita recipes using a brand-new complement of fruit flavored liqueurs from Fruitful Mixology. They make so many amazing fruit flavors we wrestled with which two to bring to you in the case and couldn’t decide, so we are including the Blood Orange Fruitful for your new margarita staple, and you can choose the other flavor when you pick up your Crafted Case.  Here is how simple the Blood Orange Margarita recipe is: 

  • Corazon tequila
  • Fruitful Blood Orange liqueur
  • Fresh squeeze limes
  • Salt (for the rim)
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This coin-style margarita is amazing, and we’ve mixed the Fruitful Blood Orange liqueur with wine and fruit to make a sangria and with vodka and lime juice to make a Blood Orange cosmopolitan. We’ve also swapped out the Blood Orange for blackberry, added a little triple sec and BOOM: this second margarita recipe is in our insert. You can go crazy with these Fruitfuls!

 

Wines: It is summer, and that calls for chilled whites. Yes, here in the USA we gravitate towards chardonnay for the butter lovers, sauvignon blanc for the crisp and tart fans, and pinot grigio for the light and floral folks. These grape varieties are grown all over the world, including the Old World, where they are famously found in Burgundy, Bordeaux and Northern Italy.  However, there are many other grape varieties grown around the world that may not be well-known in the USA but are exquisite wines that are notable in their regions. One of these is Chenin Blanc, which is regionally known in the Loire Valley of France and in the Stellenbosch/Swartland areas in South Africa.

 

Chenin Blanc is a grape that is a sibling to Sauvignon Blanc when you look at their DNA, and shares many of the same flavor characteristics. For our/your purposes, it is similar to Sauvignon Blanc but often not as acidic- sort of a Pinot Grigio/Sauvignon Blanc hybrid we might say. This month’s case features one wine from the Loire (Domaine de la Guilloterie) and one from South Africa (AA Badenhorst Secateurs), to showcase the different flavor profiles the grape variety has across hemispheres. 

 

Want to try something to spruce up your Chenin Blanc? In keeping with the Radler-style theme of mixing in a non-alcoholic, try adding club soda (or a seltzer water) to your wine and you’ve just transformed it into something even more unique. Just like you! We encourage any/all experimentation with mixing white wines with seltzer water. Just try to the wine with any flavored seltzers to your taste. After all, your tastebuds are what matters. The Crafted Case is as much a tool for experimentation as for your enjoyment when entertaining. 

 

Happy July to everyone and we’ll see you in August!

 

 

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