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Ray's Growler Gallery | Photo By:Stephanie Schettler-CummingRay’s Growler Gallery
8930 W North Ave
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Words & Photos by Stephanie Schettler-Cumming

The Growler Gallery is the newest addition to Ray’s Wine & Spirits off of North Avenue on the edge of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa. Many of you are probably familiar with the various wine and liquor tastings Ray’s offers in their Tasting Room upstairs. Upon driving up, the building has your typical liquor store appeal. However, the Tasting Room (and now part-time Growler Gallery) is a delightful change of pace. This modern, renovated space is polished and presentable; the perfect place to expand your palate with new wines, spirits and brews.

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Pinot Grigio

By Jessica Barger of Mason Street Grill

Pinot Grigio | Featured in Vol 7, Issue 3 of Alcoholmanac Magazine

Pinot Grigio is, I think, often misunderstood and overlooked—like a middle child in a large family. The Grigios, or Gris, in the market are not like those your mother may remember, typecast to suffer a fate similar to rosé. Our market was once flooded with overproduced, inexpensive and, thus, mediocre Pinot Grigio. Luckily for us, demand for good Grigio and Gris has teetered in our favor!


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Blanche de Bruxelles

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Blanche de Bruxelles | Recommended by Dave McGraw for Alcoholmanac Magazine


Blanche de Bruxelles

Brasserie Lefebvre | Quenast, Belgium

4.50% ABV

Recommended By Joan La Rosa
Written by Dave McGraw

This bottle- (or can-)conditioned wit pours a honey yellow, which invokes a sense of calm when staring into its cloudy depths....


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Demetrio Blanco Tequila

Featured Spirits - Tequilas

Demetrio Blanco Tequila | As Featured in Volume 7, Issue 3 of Alcoholmanac Magazine

Demetrio Blanco Tequila
Tequila Selecto de Amatitan SA de CV | Jalisco, Mexico
40% ABV

Recommended By: Brian West, Alcoholmanac Magazine

One of the newest tequilas in the Milwaukee market, Demetrio immediately caught my eye. Their top shelf, premium...


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Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio 2012

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Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio 2012 | Featured in Vol 7 Issue 3 of Alcoholmanac Magazine | Photo by Brian West
Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio 2012
Alois Lageder | | Alto Adige, Magré, Italy
12.5% ABV

By Jessica Barger of Mason Street Grill


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Distil Paloma

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Paloma | As published in Volume 7, Issue 3 of Alcoholmanac Magazine.

Distil Paloma

This recipe is Distil's take on the classic Paloma cocktail--Now available on 2014 drink menu

1½ oz Casa Pacific Blanco Tequila

¾ oz Ruby Red grapefruit juice

¼ oz fresh lime juice

1 oz simple syrup

1½ oz seltzer

Combine all ingredients in...