Tag Archives: Grape

Use Dr. Henley’s Celebrated California IXL Bitters

Use Dr. Henley’s Celebrated California IXL Bitters 21 December 2018 Dr. William Henley is associated with a wide variety of products ranging from bitters to various types of patent medicines. His bitters bottles, typically round cylinders, are highly prized collectibles … Continue reading

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Is their a relationship between Grape Bitters by C.R. Smith & Company in Chicago?

Is there a relationship between Grape Bitters by C .R. Smith & Company in Chicago and Dr. A.H. Smith’s Old Style Bitters from St. Louis? 29 March 2015 Sorry for the long title. I though I recognized this bottle as it reminded me of … 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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Western Bitters Survey 2012

Western Bitters Survey 2012 THE TOP 20 WESTERN BITTERS 08 May 2012 The western Bitters collectors, which is a strong, passionate group, have reactivated their desire to determine the TOP 20 WESTERN BITTERS. This task was done some years ago … Continue reading

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Cassin’s Grape Brandy Bitters Joins the Forbes Collection

One of the greatest Bitters bottles in existence, a Cassin’s Grape Brandy Bitters has changed hands and joined the already wonderful collection of Jerry and Helen Forbes of Carmel, California. I have been asking Jerry for pictures of this bottle … Continue reading

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