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New Leadslingers at Your Buffalo Wine Shop

If you’ve been patiently waiting for your favorite Buffalo liquor store to stock up on new Leadslingers releases, you’re in luck! Gates Circle Wine & Liquor has finally received a drop of Black Flag Rum, Napalm Cinnamon Whiskey, and the

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It’s 2016! Let’s Do Stuff

  Happy New Year! We want to thank everyone who shopped with us this year, whether our regulars or all of the people across the country that decided to make Gates Circle Wine & Liquor their online wine destination. We

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How can I find the perfect wine for Thanksgiving?

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Picture the traditional Thanksgiving table; roasted vegetables, some pies that will rattle around in the refrigerator for the next three months, cranberry sauce, and at the center of it all, a gigantic bird with stuffing (or dressing, if you’re a

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Our Picks for Thanksgiving

  (Photo via Satya Murthy, Flickr)   People will almost certainly be looking to drink something with the medically objectionable quantity of food they intend to ingest this Thanksgiving, and a tall glass of ice water isn’t going to make

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Lockhouse Distillery’s New Digs

Our friends at Lockhouse Distillery unveiled their new home in the Cobblestone District of Buffalo, New York on September 24th. The Lockhouse Distillery and Bar stocks a variety of New York State spirits and brews,  and features several locally sourced

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1812 Vodka, Buffalo’s New Local Option

Niagara Distilling Company, Buffalo’s new local distillery, cranks out this clear spirit with corn sourced from local farmers to provide a uniquely handcrafted taste to their finished product. Newly available on the market, we’re proud to carry 1812 Vodka which

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I can’t seem to stop drinking Prosecco. What is it?

The short answer is that Prosecco is a sparkling wine made from the grape Glera utilizing the charmat process (Metodo Italiano), with a fun and fruity flavor profile and bigger bubbles than what you’ll find in a flute of champagne.

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Understanding Scotch Whisky

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The two main types of Scotch whisky sold by whisky stores (that’s whisky store, not whiskey store when talking about Scotch) are malt whisky, produced from 100% malted barley, and grain whisky, which is typically distilled from corn or wheat

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What do AOC, DOC, and AVA mean on a wine label?

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Demystifying these terms is a relatively simple process. First, understand that each of them simply refer to a certification for the place where the products (in this case, wine) originate. AVA, or American Viticultural Area, is less restrictive than its

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Whiskey of the Month – June

Oh, dear. It looks like the Gates Circle Wine & Liquor crew made another video about one of their favorite whiskeys. In this case, it’s Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel, and as ridiculous as this video is, it still doesn’t accurately

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