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Best Selection of Liquor (2012)
Bottles and Bins
898 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey
For those who can’t swill enough craft beer or local wine, give yourself a little time to visit Bottles & Bins. This place will have you selecting, second-guessing and salivating in serious choice overload. Chimay Trappist ales, Carmel Road Chardonnay, Carnegie Swedish porter and Hahn Pinot Noir…and don’t forget the keg. Red plastic buckets hold vino bottles stacked like cordwood for bargain hunters, while the back wall is stocked with all the whiskey, gin, vodka, brandy and scotch you need for your next highball party. Peruse, purchase and party on.