Jenny Hopkinson has an interesting story in the April 18, 2015 issue of Politico magazine: If a bottle of wine has spent time underwater, is it still something you’d want to drink? This might not strike you as the kind of question the federal government would need to get involved in, or even care about. […]
Toppling Goliath Brewing, one of the Davids of the U.S. beer industry, just got a bigger slingshot. The northeastern Iowa brewery makes highly sought-after beers — several of its brews, including Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout, have top ratings on popular consumer rating sites BeerAdvocate.com and RateBeer.com, But up until now, Toppling Goliath could produce only […]
Fresh from…. West Virginia! Smooth Ambler Spirits opened its doors in 2009. We first tasted their 80 proof vodka two years later (Batch 11), and already they were producing a fine grain spirit that can hang with the top shelf big brands. (Rating: Very Good) Read more at http://www.smoothambler.com. The distillery makes gin, vodka, […]
Go ahead, expand you palate. Try this bargain ($13) Norton from Virginia. It will changes your mind about the possibilities if red wine. Fruit bombs are increasingly the norm. The Norton grape, which Todd Kliman waxed eloquent about in The Wild Vine, is a different animal. This Norton is simple and worth a try. (Rating: Good) Read […]
Christopher Null has a very interesting piece in Wired (April 8, 2015). Behold: “If Bryan Davis has his way, that’s all about to be totally upended, sacrilege or not. Davis has come up with a method of producing spirits that taste like they’ve been aging in the barrel for 20 years, but his process only […]
Add this #whiskeyporn to your Amazon Wishlist. It’s a lushly illustrated, quick-flip through American Whiskey history. Definitely a great gift for the Bourbon-lover and booze hounds generally. Read more about it here.