Industry Standard Vodka ($36.99): What happens when a bunch of science nerds set their sights on formulating a better vodka? Answer: You get the best vodka. Because science. This one’s a smooth, light, easy-to-drink spirit made with beet sugar in a Brooklyn laboratory that was built entirely from scratch.
Rudolf May Silvaner Trocken ($14.99): Germany’s most popular varietal in the early 20th century, this silvaner has aromas of lemon and lime zest, with a full, ripe palate, yet with refreshing acidity. A great introduction into the dry wines of Germany.
Artuke Rioja ($12.99): This Rioja is fresh, bright and juicy. Aged in concrete tanks to preserve the cherry red fruit qualities this Joven (Young) Tempranillo represents an extraordinary value.
Bodegas Ponce la Casilla Manchuela ($22.99): It has a very Mediterranean profile, with balsamic aromas of thyme and rosemary and touches of fennel and licorice, and very polished tannins and a chalky texture, combining ripeness with minerality.