A Legend of the Vineyard

A Legend of the Vineyard

Andy Walker may not be a household name in the world of wine consumers, but his impact on wine is legendary. Walker—formally Dr. M. Andrew Walker, but everyone calls him Andy—has educated hundreds of winemakers, grapegrowers and breeders around the world, and often educated their kids or even their grandkids. He’s edited the American Society … Read more

Shelf Space and Education Key to Building Low/No Alc Category – Wine & Spirits Daily

Shelf Space and Education Key to Building Low/No Alc Category – Wine & Spirits Daily

Shelf Space and Education Key to Building Low/No Alc Category Dear Client: Continuing our short series grokking the low/no alcohol segment, suppliers share insights on shelf space, education, the category’s overall potential and going beyond low/no alc in the better-for-you space.  THE IMPORTANCE OF DEDICATED SHELF SPACE. Low/no alc products could easily get lost in … Read more

Glenturret whisky distillery hires Michelin-starred chef

Glenturret whisky distillery hires Michelin-starred chef

Mark Donald, the Michelin-starred head chef at Edinburgh’s Number 1 at The Balmoral, is joining The Glenturret distillery in Perthshire to open the first fine-dining restaurant at a Scotch whisky distillery. The Glenturret was bought in 2019 by Swiss entrepreneur Hansjörg Wyss and Silvio Denz, head of luxury goods firm Lalique Group. Lalique’s existing culinary … Read more

How to Revive Your Favorite Brewery’s Yeast Using Bottle Dregs

How to Revive Your Favorite Brewery’s Yeast Using Bottle Dregs

Dregs, the unappealing sludge of yeast and sediment that settles on the bottom of unfiltered beers, is often best left in the bottle. That is, unless you’re a homebrewer — if you’re ready to get creative, those nearly empty bottles can be your next source for ingredients. Homebrewing with dregs is certainly risky. But for … Read more

Tasting Challenge: California Roussanne Blend

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When it comes to the New World vs Old World argument, terroir really makes a difference in the wine you’re experiencing. And that goes double for lesser-known varieties that still might have something to prove in the popular wine consciousness. That’s where the Roussanne blend comes in. In this weekly wine tasting, we’ll be trying … Read more

Maine Looks to Open Up Retailer Shipping – Wine & Spirits Daily

Maine Looks to Open Up Retailer Shipping – Wine & Spirits Daily

Maine Looks to Open Up Retailer Shipping Dear Client: Several states have been grappling with the retailer shipping issue in recent years, mostly through the court system.  For the most part, states have pushed back against retailer shipping, cracking down on illegal direct shipments and even ‘leveling-down’ legislation in some cases to prohibit both in-state … Read more

Rare Irish whiskey and Fabergé case sold for $2m

Rare Irish whiskey and Fabergé case sold for $2m

At $2m (£1.45m), the Irish whiskey and Fabergé collection has become one of the world’s most expensive spirits auction lots. Only seven of the ‘Emerald Isle Collection’ cases have been made, by the Craft Irish Whiskey Co in partnership with Fabergé. The first case was jointly secured by two Houston-based Fabergé collectors, James and Korrine … Read more