Draeger's Barrel Program

Look for the "Selected By Draeger's Market" sticker on the bottle!For many years Draeger's has had a special barrel selection program. Our expert Wine and Liquor Stewards get together and taste different whiskeys, vodkas, tequilas, gins, and other liquors. Once the staff agrees on a first-class spirit for a particular project, Draeger's partners with the producer to select a single barrel that we feel is worthy of our brand name. This process of tasting and selecting is taken very seriously. Our goal is to find the best of the best for our discerning patrons.

Draeger's 2022 Barrel Selection

This year, Draeger’s Wine Department is featuring an exclusive, hand-picked barrel of tequila from producer Maestro Dobel called Diamante Reposado. Aged in American oak, this Reposado tequila is of medium body with toasty, spicy, and caramel notes. This tequila is known for its ability to showcase the subtleties of wood, while still maintaining some of the brightness of agave- and reposados tend to be a favorite among bartenders when it comes to cocktails; though they also make excellent sippers.

Harvest Cocktail Recipes

Sideline Cider
Sideline Cider

Serves: 1, Prep Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Beginner

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Diamonte Reposado
  • 1.5 oz Apple cider
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • Ground Cinnamon for garnish
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Directions: To a glass with ice, add the tequila, apple cider, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Stir well. Sprinkle ground cinnamon on the top and garnish with the lemon wheel. This recipe can also be made hot, simply add all ingredients to a sauce pan and slowly warm over medium heat.

Margarita Spritz
Harvest Margarita Spritz

Serves: 1, Prep Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Beginner

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Diamonte Reposado
  • 0.5 oz orange liqueur
  • 1 oz Rieme Blood Orange Sparkling Limonade
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • Salt for garnish

Directions: Using a saucer of water (or lime juice), wet the rim of the glass. In a second saucer of salt, dip the now wet rim in and gently twist the glass, picking up the salt. Next combine the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice in an ice-filled shaker and shake. Strain into the salt-rimmed glass and top with a splash of Rieme Blood Orange Sparkling Limonade. Once December hits, fresh blood orange will be available for garnish!

4 Holiday Wines Worth Trying

Wrath 2019 "Swan/828" Monterey Pinot Noir
Wrath 2019 "Swan/828" Monterey Pinot Noir

The palate offers flavors of red berry and cherry cola with a hint of forest floor. This pinot has balanced structure and acidity that compliments an elegant, long, clean finish that is enhanced with a touch of mineral. Highly rated, 90 Points Wine Spectator. Pinot Noir is a very food-friendly wine.

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Draegers LogoASSORTED DELUXE CANAPES

Toasted bread rounds topped with our shrimp and chicken salad, cherry tomatoes stuffed with a crab mixture, Italian salami cones filled with chive and green onion cream cheese. Contains Nuts and Dairy

$27.99 / $24.99

Domaine Tinel-Blondelet, 2019 "Arrét-Buffatte" Pouilly Fumé
Domaine Tinel-Blondelet,
2019 "Arrét-Buffatte" Pouilly Fumé

A Sauvignon Blanc made in the eastern Loire in France. This delicious wine strikes a balance between grapefruit, apple and pear and smoky minerality. Light and crisp on the palate, the lemon zest and flint make for a lovely finish. Perfect for pairing with seafood, pork and poultry dishes.

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Draegers LogoCEVICHE TARTLETS

Delicate pastry cups cups filled with scallops marinated in lime juice, herbs and chili. Garnished with an avocado cream.

Chateau Du Chatelard, 2018 Beaujolais-Villages Vielles Vignes
Chateau Du Chatelard,
2018 Beaujolais-Villages Vielles Vignes

Made from the Gamay grape, this lovely Beaujolais is elegant and soft, with straight forward supple structure. Flavors of red cherry, black fruit, nutmeg and clove are followed by hints of mocha and luxurious tannins. A supremely food- friendly wine that will shine with all sorts of foods.

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Draegers LogoCHICKEN CURRY CROSTINI WITH CASHEWS

Toasted crostini topped with curried, roasted chicken with cashew and mandarin oranges.

$17.99 / $14.99

J Cuvee 20 California Sparkling
J Cuvee 20 California Sparkling

J Vineyards Cuvee 20 Brut opens up with crisp lemon peel, honeysuckle and delicate yeast aromas. A mix of Fuji apple and grapefruit interlaced with toasty almond flavors. The acidity adds just enough liveliness and the citrus zest that lead to a lingering, lush finish.

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Draegers Logo BLUE CHEESE AND SMOKED ALMOND TOPPED DRIED APRICOTS

Premium dried apricots stuffed with blue cheese and garnished with a smoked almond. *GF, Contains Dairy and Nuts

$36.99 / $32.99