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Quinn + Tonik Vol. 9

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 9


wine & war 

Some might say the French are all cheese-eating surrender monkeys. But we'd beg to differ. Because while the surrender monkey contingent were eating cheese, the vignerons of Burgundy were busy orchestrating all kinds of antics to foul the Nazis. From hiding vast swathes of bottles in ridiculous places, to putting village plonk in grand crus bottles headed for the high command. Generally speaking, they were doing everything a Gentleman Rogue (TM) would be expected to do in order to foul the machine. Many names in the book still exist. Some paid a higher price than others. But ultimately the wines won. As did the resistance…
Sit down with a nice glass of Burgundy and have a read.




a year in burgundy


While we're on the subject of Burgundy have a gander at this to up your understanding of the most expensive and revered hooch on the planet. From the crazy genius that is Mme. Bize-Leroy to all the other gentlemen farmers who produce the best juice known to man.





dq & chateau palmer


While some may prefer their pinot noirs to their merlot/cabernet blends, we prefer just the good stuff. And Chateau Palmer is certainly it. Named after the British Major General Charles Palmer who bought the estate in 1814, it sits in the Margaux region of Bordeaux. Right next door to Chateau Margaux, in fact. DQ rates it as one of his favorite wines in the world. And if you've been lucky enough to attend any of the DQ Privée tastings with him you'll know why. 
This fall Chateau Palmer decided to feature DQ in their "Encounters" section:




get your drinking shoes on

What better way to get sozzled in style than in our signature velvet drinking slippers. Get some now. And a pair of red socks to match.



Velvet Slippers


Smoking Skull Socks





dq private cellar


A drink down memory lane... 2009 DQ Hospices de Beaune fresh off the boat

In August 1443 a serendipitous twist of fate set in motion a series of events which led to a debauched duncan quinn Eleventh Bottle dinner in August 2012. It took 569 years for the stars to align. But it was worth the wait.







Keeping you abreast of our adventure coverage...
DQ's coverage by famed automobile blog Petrolicious.




now time for a cocktail...


Aperitifs and digestifs are the drinks that serve as the book ends to your evening. Aperitifs open the palette up in anticipation of the meal and digestifs help digest it. Campari is my personal favorite aperitif. Two ways to take it are the classic Campari and soda or the slightly more boozy Americano. Incidentally the very first drink James Bond orders in Casino Royale is an Americano, specifying Perrier as his soda water of choice.
– 1.5oz Campari
– 1oz sweet vermouth
– Fill glass with soda
– Garnish with half an orange wheel
– Pour 2 oz of Campari over ice
– Fill glass with soda water
– Garnish with orange twist and wedge of lemon, spring of mint*

dq shirt club


The first rule of Shirt Club is:  You do not talk about Shirt Club. 
The second rule of Shirt Club is:  You DO NOT TALK ABOUT SHIRT CLUB! 
Third rule of Shirt Club:  We spec the shirts, you wear them to victory.




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