“During my research for Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America, I met with the execs at Jim Beam who, besides selling fine bourbon, also sell Pinnacle Vodka, a brand known for its vast array of flavors: Cherry Whipped, Cookie Dough, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, and Cinnabon, to name a few. Van Gogh […]
“The world’s second-biggest distiller is fortifying a flagging business with the launch today of Jameson Caskmates, a whisky aged in beer casks. Pernod Ricard’s volumes in America sank by 1% between 2012 and 2014….” (Read more at Economist.com)
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Suntory, Japan’s oldest whisky distillery and producer of various other beverages, has announced that it’s going to work with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to study the “development of mellowness in alcoholic beverage through the use of a microgravity environment.” In other words, scientific space booze…. (read more at PopularMechanics.com)
For the first time in decades, the legal drinking age is back in the news, and nearly all the credit for that belongs to the Amethyst Initiative. Signed by 136 college presidents from across the country, the initiative calls on Congress to revisit the 31-year-old Uniform Drinking Age Act, which deducts 10 percent of the […]
by B.D Fischer In their excellent (no joke—it’s the best place to start if you are just learning and also a tremendous reference) Wine for Dummies, the married Mary Ewing-Mulligan (a Master of Wine—one of only 322 in the world, it’s like Ph.D. on top of a Ph.D.) and Ed McCarthy tell this story: “Several […]