Claire Broome

About the Author Claire Broome

Claire Broome lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where nearly all year round she finds the will to live in a warm cup of cheer. (During the brief summer months, she simply puts ice in the cup.) Eager to expand her imbibing horizons at every opportunity, Claire happily soaks up advice, tips, and free samples from cool bartenders, uncool bartenders, and grocery store sommeliers alike—because sometimes the good stuff hides in a plain bottle.

Charbay RUm drink me

Double Aged, Singularly Good

Twelve years ago, Charbay Double Aged Rum started out as Hawaiian and Jamaican sugar cane syrup. After spending its formative years in a copper pot still, then undergoing further transformation in French oak barrels, the rum was bottled at full 137-proof cask strength in a limited 120-case quantity—get it while …

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Mixology Pro drink me

Mixing for the Masses

Sick of glasses of grenadine and overpriced ice? Be the master of your own sipping fate! With more than 20 expertly developed mixer flavors (many featuring real fruit), Master of Mixes empowers cocktail enthusiasts to become DIY bartenders. Now the punchy purveyor goes one step further in democratizing drink making …

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Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay

KWV Chardonnay: Grape of good hope

Hate wet weather? Think of it as a challenge—that’s what growers for South African winemaker KWV do. Frequent drizzle clouded the 2014 grape growing season, but that year’s Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay turned out to be a silvery yellow lining. Fruit was harvested from vineyard towns along the Western Cape including …

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