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Charles Barkley and $1,700 worth of wine and tequila

All over the news today, “Turner broadcasting wooed Charles Barkley with $1,700 of wine and tequila”. There was a chance Charles Barkley was not going to renew his contract with Turner so Turner Broadcasting System president David Levy and other Turner executives traveled to Scottsdale to visit Barkley in-person, at his home, and convince him to stay.

They brought with them, two magnums of 2009 Bond Estates St Eden Napa Valley Red and two bottles of 1942 Don Julio tequila.

Charles said, “My agent never got involved. That’s how much respect I have for David. David bought two bottles of wine, two bottles of tequila and we killed them. The money at this stage of my life does not matter. At this stage of my life, I’m not concerned about money. I shook David’s hand and said, ‘We got a deal.’ I told my agent, ‘We are not haggling or negotiating. Do the deal.’”

We have stocked the 2009 Bond Estates St. Eden Napa Valley Red and the 1942 Don Julio tequila. We don’t have them in stock at the moment however we can special order them at a very competitive price.


Roys Wine News May 12, 2015

Business Insider
I tried a bunch of apps for wine lovers, and these are the ones worth downloading

There are more wine apps out there than anyone could possibly want — or need. The iTunes and Google Play app stores each contain hundreds of …
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Nashville Scene
City Winery Hosts Wine 101 Class

For a beverage that is made with just a few ingredients, wine is a topic that sure does require a lot of education to call yourself an expert. From country …
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Munchies_ Food by VICE
What Exactly Is ‘Sustainable’ Wine?

But what about wine? Do grapes and vineyards really need to be pulled into the fight for sustainability? Conscience and all that “green” stuff seems to …
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Asheville Citizen-Times
Biltmore Winery, America’s most-visited wine-maker, turns 30

The winery, which turns 30 this month, is America’s most-visited wine-making operation, pulling 60 percent of the Biltmore’s annual 1.2 million visitors.
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
Wine bedtime snack can help you lose weight, study claims

They drank a half a bottle of wine a day. Researchers found the women who drank had a 70 percent reduced risk of obesity compared to non-drinkers.
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San Francisco Business Times (blog)
Starbucks to uncork beer, wine, small-plates menu across Bay Area

As part of coffee giant Starbucks’ recent rollout of its “Starbucks Evenings” program, which offers beer, wine and small plates, the mega-chain is …
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China’s taste for premium wine drives up Australian exports

HONG KONG — Australia’s wine exports to China rose 20 percent in the 12 months ending March as China continued to shrug off austerity measures …
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Jerusalem Post Israel News
Wine: Chill out

Baby, it’s hot outside and getting hotter by the day, so what better way to cool down than a nice bottle of crisp white wine or a lovely fruity rosé?
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Share “Channel Your Inner Olivia Pope with 6 Wine…”

Since ABC’s “Scandal” finale is set for Thursday, May 14, these “Gladiators” went on a quest to find Olivia Pope’s food of choice – wine and popcorn.
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Bourbon News April 7, 2015

MyNews3 Las Vegas KSNV
John Wayne Son Ethan Debuts Duke Bourbon

LAS VEGAS –The Nightclub & Bar Show is the biggest exhibit for those in the bar, nightclub, and hospitality industry. Hundreds of vendors showcase …
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McDonald’s to release bourbon-flavored “Spirit of the Bluegrass” burger

McDonald’s, however, had a different idea in mind with its new “Spirit of the Bluegrass” burger, which features a bourbon-flavored sauce, smoked …
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Louisville Business First (blog)
McDonald’s rolls out Spirit of Kentucky Burger — with bourbon-flavored sauce

… 100 percent pure beef burger has thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, tomato, lettuce, onions, white cheddar and a bourbon-flavored sauce.
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Daily Nebraskan
Bourbon Theatre to kick off Nebraska Folk & Roots Festival with launch party

The Nebraska Folk & Roots Festival is coming in late July this year, but if you can’t wait that long, Friday’s launch party at the Bourbon Theatre will give …
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Nation’s Restaurant News
Chefs spike barbecue sauce with bourbon

Drawing diners to order between 40 pounds and 60 pounds of chicken wings each week is Tobin’s bourbon barbecue glaze. His smoky, slightly spicy, …
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Bourbon Street Blues Festival in Lebanon Township slated for May 16

The Bourbon Street Blues Festival in Lebanon Township started simply enough. Organizers wanted to raise money to build a new playground.
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Luxco Launches Blood Oath Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This brand-new craft bourbon whiskey series is unique to the market as it will … by hand, resulting in one distinctly exclusive and unimagined bourbon.
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Bourbon High School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Ashley Adams, Kaitlyn Beatman, Blake Beckett, Karlie Beckett, Madison Blackwell, Deana Bostick, Kristin Bosworth, Jozef Buchanan, Emmy Byrd, …
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MyNews3 Las Vegas KSNV
John Wayne Son Ethan Debuts Duke Bourbon

Ethan Wayne, the son of John Wayne, debuted DUKE Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Ethan says the liquor is made after his father’s own bourbon …
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LEX18 Lexington KY News
Bourbon County Cleanup

It took nearly two years to stock a building with clothing, blankets and toys to help Estill County’s less fortunate citizens but it only took one day to …
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Wine News Alerts April 6, 2015

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Separating fact from fiction on wine’s health benefits

Wine drinkers, and especially red wine drinkers, love to imagine that their favorite beverage leads to a long, happy life. But the issue of wine — or …
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Northern California wine events

Willow Glen Spring Wine Walk: Taste a diverse selection of wines, situated at tasting sites throughout the downtown Willow Glen area from 2-6 p.m. …
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Press of Atlantic City
Wine expert drinks to inspire

Friday April 18 2014 John Mahoney of Milmay, a wine expert, has written a book about his teen years. (The Press of Atlantic City / Ben Fogletto) …
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Wine of the week: Torres Coronas Tempranillo 2011

Regarded as the noble grape of Spain, tempranillo is known locally in the Catalonia region where this wine is made as Ull De Llebre (hare’s eye).
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Muncie Star Press
How to get wine temperature just right

During lunch with friends recently the subject of wine came up, as it often does. They raised some good questions about proper wine storage and the …
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Palm Beach Daily News
An artful sip: New restaurant offers wine, food in ‘multi-disciplinary art gallery’

Sommelier Miguel Ostrowsky, Pastry Chef Arielle Curasi and Executive Chef Nick Martinkovic, pictured in the EmKo sculpture garden, work together in …
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La Crosse Tribune
Kathleen Parker: It was time to put down the wine glass

And this is so because most regular imbibers, especially us wine drinkers — and especially mothers — worry that perhaps we enjoy it too much.
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Best of 2015 Great NW Wine Competition | Kitsap Week

A pink wine made with Washington Pinot Noir earned the nod for best wine of … Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2014 Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc, …
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What did the founding fathers drink? And other pressing wine questions.

For Washingtonians, “local wine” once meant wine produced within the boundaries of the District of Columbia. Estates in what was then called …
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Wine festival scheduled for May at Mahoney State Park

The weekend will include live entertainment, an amateur wine-making competition, a cigar lounge, jewelry vendors, wine education sessions and …
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Virtual Tour for Amuse Wine Bar

Take a virtual tour of Amuse Wine Bar. … Back To Trail. Welcome to Amuse Wine Bar; Front Dining; Bar; Lounge; Signature Dishes. virtualPhotoTrans.
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Patrón Releases Limited Edition Extra Añejo 7 Años For Sale in Las Vegas

Patrón Añejo 7 Años Las vegasWe are pleased to announce a very limited supply of Patrón Limited Edition Extra Añejo 7 Años available at Roy’s Liquor in Summerlin. Distiller, Francisco Alcaraz has produced Patrón’s first 7 year old Patron tequila.

This release was not intentional. They checked the tequila after 8 months and decided to put it back in storage and 7 years went by. When they checked it again it was very different.

The Extra Añejo 7 Años is a blend of tequilas produced by two methods. The first is the traditional tahona, where the agave is crushed by a stone wheel and the juices are released and then re-absorbed by the fiber — the fiber is also included in the fermentation. Patrón claims to be one of the few distilleries still using this process. The second method is the roller, where the juices are squeezed out and separated from the fiber immediately. Each style is fermented separately in pine wood, and then double distilled in custom copper pot stills designed by Alcaraz. They were then blended together and aged in French oak.

Only 700 cases were produced and we have access. Please call or stop by to place your order.


2010 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon available at Roy’s Liquor in Summerlin

shafer hillside select 2010 summerlinAs super high quality wines go, you are either going to pay a premium price at a 5 star restaurant, buy a bottle/case at auction or get on a long waiting list at the vineyard. Such is the case with the September 2014 release of the 2010 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon which is currently available at Roy’s Liquor in Summerlin, Nevada.

The Shafer Vinyards website states, “We are thrilled to offer 2010 Hillside Select, a 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from our rugged hillside vineyards in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. This release offers classic richness, youthful elegance and texture. The wine introduces itself with alluring, perfumy aromatics followed by flavors of blackberry, cassis, black cherry, dark chocolate, smoke, peppery spice and a touch of vanilla. The tannins are ripe and refined, holding out great promise for decades of cellar age.

Truly a “wine of a place,” this Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies the extraordinary richness and suppleness consistently produced in our little valley within a valley in the heart of Stags Leap District.

Hillside Select is aged a full four years prior to release (three years in Alliers and Tronçais oak barrels and 15 months in the bottle). While enjoyable today, this wine will gain richness and maturity with up to 20 years of careful cellaring.

If you go to the newsletter sign up page at the Shafer Vinyards website, they state you could be on the waiting list for as long as two years to get the opportunity to order a bottle of this wine.

case shafer hillside select 2010 las vegasAt wine.com a bottle recently sold for $379. We have a six bottle case in stock at this time. We may consider breaking the case but would prefer not to. If you have any interest at all, please stop by and see me.

And of course we have access to many hard to get quality wines and can place a special order for you, competitively priced.

We also have gift baskets.


Hardy Noces de Perle Cognac in Summerlin

Hardy Noces de Perle SummerlinHardy Noces de Perle Cognac is a blend of 10 different Grande Champagnes, this cognac resonates leather, vanilla, touches of peaches, and tea. In order to commemorate a 30-year anniversary, the Noces de Perle is presented in a stunning Cristalleries des Vosges crystal Art Deco decanter, a frosted “pearly” look to the pedestal and stopper. Packaged in an individual presentation box. Available in 750ml.
 Aged a minimum of 30 years in limousin oak.

We are known throughout Summerlin and Las Vegas to stock this fine Cognac or at the very least, special order it for you at a competitive price. The photo above is of the beautiful gift set we just sold recently.

In 2003, Wine Enthusiast magazine gave Hardy Noces de Perle a 95 rating and at that time the price to purchase this product was $500. In 2011 the price was as high as $1750 for a bottle. At this time the price is averaging $1,000.

We carry many fine cognacs in stock and if it is not in stock, we can place a special order for you. Please come by Roy’s Liquor to view our inventory and check out our stock of fine cigars in our walk in humidor.


Possible Bourbon Shortage On The Horizon?

Burbons for sale summerlinI was reading an article today which discussed the high demand of Kentucky Bourbon. Shane Ferro of the Business Insider stated, “Because of the recent spike in popularity of the brown spirit, distillers, who generally need to age even the cheapest stuff for 8-10 years, are warning that a major shortage is coming.”

Here’s what Buffalo Trace had to say in its distillery email blast today:

Last year we warned consumers that a shortage was looming, but many markets across the nation are just now feeling the full effects. Along with increased production, adding more bottling lines and hiring more people, we have also hired a full-time barrel allocation manager, just as we intended last year. Despite the increase in distillation over the past few years, bourbon demand still outpaces supply. Bourbon must be matured in new oak barrels and we age many of our barrels for eight to ten years, and some over two decades. That’s a long time to wait for a bottle of bourbon. Not to mention, with the amount of bourbon lost to evaporation over time, barrels are half empty after ten years. The increase in sales, coupled with the aging process and evaporation loss, leads to a shortage with no end in sight. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to catch up!

We carry many rare bourbons at Roy’s Liquor in Summerlin including Buffalo Trace products. Most of our clients that appreciate fine liquors who have heard about the potential price increases, have been stocking up on the finest of bourbons. Please stop by to see our inventory. In addition, we can special order the hardest to find bourbons.


Screaming Eagle Wine in the National Press

screaming eagle wine summerlin las vegasWe ran across an article regarding a restaurant patron who misunderstood the cost of the wine he was purchasing with dinner. He thought he was paying $37.50 for a bottle of Cabernet at Bobby Flay Steakhouse. When he received his bill, he was shocked to find out the cost of the bottle of wine was $3,750. Of course with the restaurant markup he had purchased a 2011 bottle of Screaming Eagle wine.

Screaming Eagle Winery and Vineyards is a California wine estate producing limited amounts of varietal wine; due to the small quantities produced and high prices commanded, their wines are considered cult wines. The winery is located in Oakville, California, north of the town of Napa in the Napa Valley. The vineyard area extends 48.21 acres (19.51 ha), planted with varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc , and a small amount of Sauvignon blanc. The vineyards are managed by David Abreu Vineyard Management and tended to by vineyard foreman Jorge Delgado and his team. In 2006 34 acres were replanted. The annual production ranges from 400 to 750 cases (between 5,000 and 9,000 750ml bottles). The winemaker is Nick Gislason and Michel Rolland is a consultant.

Trying to buy this wine is another story. You can find the wine at fine dining establishments but you will pay a hefty price. You can find the wine at auctions. You can even get on the official Screaming Eagle Waiting List, however many have been on that waiting list for years.

We have acquired this wine in the past for our high end clients. While we do not have this wine in stock we can get it for you at the best possible price and we do carry other fine wines you won’t find in the larger Las Vegas liquor stores.

Please come by our store in Summerlin to view our inventory or to place your order for a bottle of Screaming Eagle wine.




Rip Van Winkle Kentucky Bourbon

old rip van winkle bourbon summerlinRoy’s Liquor is now carrying Old Rip Van Winkle Kentucky Bourbon. The photo to the left shows the first two distillations we have received.

Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr – 107 Proof

This wonderful bourbon is bottled as close to barrel proof as possible. We add just a splash of our Kentucky limestone well-water when we empty the barrels for bottling. Thus, this whiskey is as smooth as any you will find. The more water you add to whiskey from its natural barrel proof to its bottle proof, the harsher it becomes. This 107 barrel proof seems to be just right. Rated 94 by the Beverage Tasting Institute

Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year – 90.4 Proof

Proof Van Winkle Special Reserve is the perfect combination of age and proof. This sweet, full bodied whiskey has been described by some as “Nectar”. We agree! The 12 years of aging and medium proof of 90.4 seem to be just right in creating a very pleasant drink of whiskey. This fine bourbon can compete with any excellent cognac as an after dinner drink. The overall impression is rich and deep. “Well crafted…elegant, stately…balanced beautifully”-Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal. Rated 98 by the Beverage Tasting Institute

You can find the Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon at Roy’s Liquors in Summerlin

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