Wine & Spirits

Medieval Castles, Michelin Stars, and Modern Architecture: Why Spain’s Rioja Is the Wine Region to Visit Now

In La Rioja, a small region huddled around the Ebro River Valley in northern Spain, it’s easy to feel a little dazed—and it is not just the un-ending supply of great local wine that lends itself to such slow shaking of the head, such squinting of the eyes. It’s also the scenery: Those rows of …

Wine

How a winemaker is taking on Sicily's rural Mafia

<b>From the terrace of his winery near the baroque town of Caltagirone in south-eastern Sicily, Cesare Nicodemo surveys his fields of ripening vines - a glass of his finest spumante in hand.</b><p>It's a warm July evening and the surrounding hills glow golden in the setting sun amid the chirruping of …

Wine

Dumbarton whisky workers will strike over pay dispute

The company have been notified by Unite their members will stage the day of industrial action next month.<p>Union workers at a Chivas bottling plant are …

Scotch Whisky

Climate Wines

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: Rising summer temperatures in Australia's traditional wine regions have prompted some of the country's oldest and biggest …

Wine

Fever-Tree continues to fizz as it raises profit forecasts again

The rapid growth of premium drinks brand Fever-Tree shows no sign of slowing as the posh tonic maker upgraded its profits forecasts following a 77pc spike in revenues.<p>Fever-Tree’s share price is 15 times higher than when the company floated in late 2014, with shares spiking a further 21pc following …

Air Jordan 5 PRM “Wine” Dropping This Fall

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Shoes

Look inside Tahoe’s Shakespeare Ranch, asking price $69 million

A historic private estate on Lake Tahoe’s east shore is on the market for $69 million.<p>Shakespeare Ranch, on 129 acres in Glenbrook, Nev., has a main …

Lake Tahoe

Sonoma Wine Country Scores A New Pot Of Gold

It seems like only yesterday California’s Humboldt County claimed or had been given the mantle cannabis capital of the state. Some have said more cannabis grows in Humboldt County than any other crop in the county or in any other county; salon.com called it not just California’s but America’s …

Cannabis

A Little Pot with that Pinot? California Weed Farms and Wineries Pair Up

Picture this: You’re enjoying one of Northern California’s famed wine tours — travelling to sunny vineyards, sampling the finest pinot noir, dining …

Wine

Better With Age? Napa Valley Vineyard Estate Relists One Year Later At $42 Million, A 10% Bump

A 20-acre vineyard estate in Napa Valley is back on the market today—this time asking $42 million. A 6,700 square-foot home and 14-acres of grapes have sprouted since the property was taken off the market a year ago, prompting the owner to add 10% to the previous $38 million price tag.<p>If the new …

California Wine

Resurrecting Ancient Wines That Can Survive Climate Change

In the case of Bodegas Torres’ ancestral-wine project, that means producing varieties that both taste great and can thrive in hotter temperatures.<p>By Matthew Sedacca<p>The Spanish region of Catalonia is proud of its traditions. The official language, Catalan, has thrived for centuries, despite the …

Wine

Rising Vineyard Heat Hits Grape Pickers

By <b>Tim Radford / Climate News Network</b>As the heat rises, output flags. European scientists have measured every second of a working day as vineyard …

Liberal POV

Drake And Brent Hocking’s Virginia Black Beverage Exceeds Expectations

Drake and Brent Hocking’s return on investment in Virginia Black beverage is exceeding expectations. Drake and Hocking partnered with Promixo Spirits …

Whiskey

How the Rampur Indian Single Malt came to be known as another 'Kohinoor' from India

From the dusty roads of Rampur to the glitzy shelves of Las Vegas, this single malt from India travelled quite a distance — literally and …

Whiskey

How These Liquor Brands are Reviving their Legacy

The digital revolution has also altered the way liquor companies interact with the consumer, changing the marketing and customer engagement rules forever<p>On one hand, the rise in casual dining restaurants and experimentative drinking has splurged the industry. On the other hand, drinking at home has …

Whiskey

How to Photograph a Bottle of Wine

Photographing a bottle of wine is all about a shot that accentuates the product and makes it look enticing. The setup doesn’t have to be complicated. …

Wine

How European Wine Is Now Going To China On Silk Road Trains

The first direct rail shipment of European wine has successfully crossed the expanse of Eurasia and arrived in China, opening up a new way for the wine producers of Europe to get their bottles onto the tables of the world’s fastest growing market for wine consumption.<p>This first shipment of European …

Wine

Graham Norton in hot water over NZ sauvignon blanc promo

It is the wine he drinks and offers to his guests on his popular BBC chat show.<p>But today The Mail on Sunday can reveal Graham Norton has invested in …

Wine

Chinese investment company snaps up French wine estate

A Chinese property investment company has bought French wine estate Chateau Fauchey on the right bank of the Garonne river southeast of Bordeaux, …

French Wine

Mari Ozawa's Gin no Spoon Manga Ends in September

The September issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine is revealing on Tuesday that Mari Ozawa's Gin no Spoon (Silver Spoon; no connection to the Hiromu …

Manga

The Secret History Behind the Royal Love Affair with Champagne

From coronation galas to Louis XIV’s health cure and the spoils of war, Champagne bubbles up everywhere royalty roams.<p>As horse racing is the sport of …

Wine

Kiwi wine, water and crayfish a hit with Chinese diners

Chinese are big red wine drinkers according to New Zealand wine importer Simon Zhou.<p>When it comes to high end gourmet goods the Chinese have a …

Wine

Florida driver live streams cops chasing him as he drinks whiskey

A man in Florida took police on a high-speed chase along a beach as he chugged whiskey and broadcast the entire ordeal on Facebook Live.Ryan Stiles …

Whiskey

Experience Kentucky's iconic bourbon distilleries

Corn, rye, wheat and barley — four grains that embody the American spirit are lifting spirits all over Kentucky.<p>They’re the ingredients that the state’s many distillers expertly transform into bourbon and rye whiskies, amber elixirs that are riding a wave of popularity like never before.<p>The bourbon …

Whiskey

Halle Berry chugs an entire freaking glass of whiskey at Comic-Con

We already knew Halle Berry was a total badass, but girl can <i>drink</i>. And we mean REALLY drink.<p>Thursday, during a Comic-Con panel for Berry's new film <i>Kingsman: The Golden Circle</i><i>,</i> things got a little wild. One thing lead to another and some shots of whiskey were poured for the panelists except for …

Whiskey

Vision Beyond the Bottle in South Africa’s Wine Industry

Meet three women that are working to break stereotypes in the wine business, and build a new legacy for South African wine—one bottle at a time.<p>The …

Wine

Why You Should Visit Alentejo, Portugal's Underrated Wine Region

Dreamy scenery and world-class vineyards make Alentejo a wine-lover’s paradise—and it’s all just a short drive from the Portuguese capital.<p>Porto and Douro might get most of the attention, but Alentejo, a 1.5-hour drive southwest of Lisbon, is quietly becoming one of the best destinations in Europe …

Wine

French 2017 wine output may fall to record low after frosts

PARIS (Reuters) - French wine production may fall 17 percent this year to a record low after spring frosts damaged vineyards, notably in the Bordeaux …

French Wine

Artificial intelligence boosts wine's bottom line

The Australian wine industry is turning to artificial intelligence to streamline its manufacturing.<p>South Australian tech firm Ailytic has developed …

Wine

How much should you spend on wine when you’re invited to dinner?

A reader of this newsletter recently sent me a rant a bit about stingy houseguests. “When I visit people I always bring a good bottle (or bottles) of wine,” this person wrote. “[But] I have friends who will come for an evening (or even days) and they invariably bring the cheapest plonk they can …

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