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Spirits of French Lick




Gamblers and gangsters, artists and architects, frontiersmen and businessmen, heroes of sport and especially the wayward backwoods distillers that kept the social castes, well, sociable, these ethereal inhabitants of French Lick’s past were truly a restless bunch. The legends alone would be enough to guarantee a place in any history book, but the final paragraphs have yet to be written for this rediscovered bastion of Americana. 

Spirits of French Lick is leading the way for Indiana distillers by bringing the artisan distilling industry and its inseparable history back to the Southern region of Indiana. The goal is to represent both the quality and the history of Hoosier distillation, presenting an untold and ever-unfolding story about the nature of distillation in the state while exemplifying and expanding upon what that industry has evolved into. 

Spirits of French Lick is precise in the way they represent who they are and what they produce, playing the part of both distiller and historian. 



This approach gives a very unique place in the industry, not just in terms of the story of Spirits of French Lick, but also the methodologies of double pot still distillation, retention and concentration of flavors. They rely on both time-tested practices and new innovations in our distilling program. 

Through these processes, they craft a spirit that has defined character, equally driven by grain, barrel, yeast and experience and following Spirits of French Lick’s only rule: “Respect the Grain.” 

Spirits of French Lick 

8145 Sinclair St. 

West Baden 



River City Winery Crab Cakes


By Angie Fenton

Photo by Josh Keown

One of my favorite date or girls night spots is River City Winery,

which is located in the historic Baer Building in downtown New

Albany. Owner Gary Humphrey restored the building and opened

to the public in 2009 – and there are plenty of reasons why his

business is still going strong. For starters: the wine. Produced

and bottled in the basement, the numerous varieties ensure

there’s something for every preference (I love the Chardonel).

Wine tastings and wine cellar tours are available.

The pet-friendly patio offers prime viewing of Bicentennial

Park and is a coveted locale in warm weather months. And,

despite it being a winery, kids are always welcome.

When it comes to food, River City Winery’s Brick Oven

Pizzas are delicious (try the Roasted Pear & Blue Cheese…my

mouth watered just typing that). The pies are 20 percent off

on Sunday and Tuesday and if you like ordering to share, the

Charcuterie Plate is always a hit. So, too, are the Hummus and

Classic Caprese Stack.

But – the must-try item on the menu is the Pan Seared Crab

Cake. I’ve yet to find a crab cake that can even halfway compare.

Cooked to perfection every single time, the massive cake comes

topped with black eyed pea corn salsa, Sriracha lime aioli and

cilantro, and is so visually beautiful, I always take a moment

(and a photo) to appreciate it before taking that first bite.

River City Winery is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through

Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

River City Winery

321 Pearl St.

New Albany



A Taste of SoIN | Real Food and Fun at Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant

screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-1-09-13-pmBY ANGIE FENTON | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON 

There are plenty of reasons to include Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant on your list of must-visit places this fall, but my favorite is the food, all of which is made from scratch and reminiscent of the long-ago leisurely family dinners at my grandparents’ home when I was growing up.

The spacious dining room overlooks the flower gardens, lake and mini farm/playground, which only adds to the ambiance, but I have to be honest: Once it’s served, it’s hard to look anywhere but at the food. Country Fried Chicken. Huber Honey Ham. Chicken and Dumplings. Fried Biscuits with Apple Butter. Fresh Vegetables. And all of it is served family style. If you leave Joe Huber’s hungry, you did it wrong. screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-1-09-31-pm

If you aren’t interested in the dining experience, you can order your favorites to go. I won’t name names, but I once did a live TV remote at Joe Huber’s with a photographer friend and after ordering to-go, we didn’t even make it out of the parking lot but, instead, greedily – and without shame, mind you – feasted on the fried chicken while sitting in the news truck, giggling like little kids.

In addition to the fabulous food, you’ll find activities for all ages at Huber’s Family Farm, including pony rides, a corn maze, wagon rides, paintball, and more (these activities cost money) along with complimentary fun that includes tether ball, a 40-foot tunnel slide, swings, a hammock and my daughter’s favorite, the Tiny Tot’s Play Set.

screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-1-09-21-pmThe pumpkin patch has been open since Sept. 9 and a portion of all U-pick sales benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. The Market and Gift Shop also offer fresh gift ideas, locally grown food, preserves, jams, jellies, fudge and wonderful caramel apples (I’ll take mine with nuts, please!).

Every weekend, Joe Huber’s features live music with local musicians, craft beer, wine and cocktails, too.

But about that food…


2421 Engle Road | Starlight 




Eventfully Yours w/ Kristy and Laurie | Talking Music and Tasting Wine

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Eventfully Yours w/ Kristy and Laurie | Talking Music and Tasting Wine

A successful wedding playlist is hard to pin down. Do you play party classics, l ike the Electric Slide? If you aren’t paranoid of adding a cliche touch, sure. No matter if you want a pop-y dance vibe or a smooth indy atmosphere, these question will haunt an aspiring bride and groom more then they’ll realize. Guests will have a number of expectations, not to mention attempts at pandering to more specific tastes.

That’s where A Class Act Dj services enter the mix, laying on a track to ease the anxious planning blues. Join us as we discuss these potentially perilous times– served with a side of your favorite River City wine.

Kristy, the socialite. Laurie, the expert. Together, we dish about all things event-related. From the current trends to the when, where and how to have it — along with whom to use.

Eventfully Yours with Kristy Miles-Pearson and Laurie Haag is brought to you by Eventful 203 and presented by Extol Podcasting.


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Whether you are planning a Wedding Reception, Party, Class Reunion or Corporate Event, A Class Act DJ’s has the experience to make sure that everything goes just as you dreamed it would.

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Now open 7 days a week

River City Winery was established in 2009, and is nestled in the Historic Baer Building located in Downtown New Albany, Indiana.

Owner, Gary Humphrey’s vision to restore the Baer Building and help revitalize downtown New Albany has been a success.  Today, the winery offers 24 varieties of wine.  From sweet, dry and unique seasonal wines, we produce the best quality wines for everyone. The winemaking area is located in the buildings basement, where all of the wine is produced and bottled.  In 2013, Gary purchased Eagle Crest Vineyard, which has 22 acres located in the Indiana Uplands American Vitaculture Area (AVA).  Currently, there are 4 acres designated to growing Traminette, Chambourcin,   LaCrescent & Vignole grapes. We do offer wine tastings and wine cellar tours.

In addition to our wine, to make your visit more enjoyable, we offer a full service restaurant with creative entreés and  One section of the menu is devoted to brick oven pizza.  Kids are welcome and we also have an outdoor patio that is pet friendly.

** River City Winery Franklin, Indiana Tasting room will be opening in the Fall of 2016.

 Keryn McKittrick Keller
Marketing / Special Events

River City Winery | 321 Pearl Street | New Albany, IN 47150
812.945.9463 | www.rivercitywinery.biz

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