Category Archives: Wine & Champagne

California Sherry Wine Appetizer or Stomach Bitters

California Sherry Wine Appetizer or Stomach Bitters 10 April 2016 (R•041216) (R•041316) It looks like we may have an unlisted, labeled bitters here as I find no reference to the California Sherry Wine Appetizer or Stomach Bitters in the Ring … Continue reading

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Schroeder’s German Bitters – Baltimore

Schroeder’s German Bitters – Baltimore 03 March 2015 Bob Ford with the Baltimore Antique Bottle Club posted the picture below of the extremely rare, and very uniquely designed Schroeder’s German Bitters from Baltimore, Maryland recently on the Bitters Bottles Facebook page. … Continue reading

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Comus Stomach Bitters – Crescent City

Comus Stomach Bitters – Crescent City 01 December 2014 The four “C’s”. I guess I could have said NOLA or New Orleans but”Comus”, “Clerc” and “Crescent City” roll off the tongue a little easier. I suppose many of you bitters collectors have … Continue reading

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Dr. Virgin’s Wine Bitters – Concord, New Hampshire

Dr. Virgin’s Wine Bitters – Concord, New Hampshire 27 November 2014 (R•030516) First of all…Happy Thankgiving. Here is another important bitters that sold this past Monday night in the Glass Works Auctions, The ‘Christmas Comes Early’ Catalog Auction #105 . The Dr. Virgin’s Wine Bitters from Concord, New … Continue reading

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Woodgate & Company – Club House Gin

Woodgate & Company – Club House Gin 18 September 2014 NO PLEASURE CAN EXCEED THE SMOKING OF THE WEED Ken Edward had this cool Woodgate & Co., Club House Gin bottle at the Downieville Bottle Show this past weekend. Ken let me … Continue reading

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The Great Comet of 1811 & Comet Wine

The Great Comet of 1811 & Comet Wine 17 September 2014 Ken Edward pulled me aside at the Downieville Bottle Show this past weekend and showed me what he called a “Halley’s Comet bottle” with an embossed comet seal and the date … Continue reading

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California Wine Bitters – From the vineyard of Kohler & Frohling

California Wine Bitters – From the vineyard of Kohler & Frohling 16 September 2014 (R•030615) Here, everything is not as it should be. The first example of the California Wine Bitters lady’s leg pictured below was spotted on a table at the … Continue reading

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Salmon’s Perfect Stomach Bitters – Manhattan

Salmon’s Perfect Stomach Bitters – Manhattan 24 August 2014 (R•100514) Bill Ham picked up a pretty rare Salmon’s Perfect Stomach Bitters on a table at the recent FOHBC 2014 Lexington National and flipped it to me for a couple hundred bucks. … Continue reading

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The best Lady’s Leg in the Galaxy – Universe Bitters

The best Lady’s Leg in the Galaxy – Universe Bitters 31 May 2014 It was nice seeing the lady’s leg figural, Universe Bitters, from Louisville, Kentucky, at the top of the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bitter Bottles list. The bottle … Continue reading

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Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835?

Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835? 24 June 2014 by Ken Previtali Two earlier PRG posts, one on Bininger’s Knickerbocker Wine Bitters and another more recently, on California Wine … Continue reading

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