DIAGEO BREAKS GROUND ON DISTILLERY

Diageo broke ground yesterday on its new Shelby County, Kentucky distillery, which the company announced will officially be called “The Bulleit Distilling Co” after the distillery’s flagship brand. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, and a number of other elected officials and Kentucky dignitaries, joined Diageo executives and Bulleit founder Tom Bulleit to celebrate the milestone. Back…

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It Even Goes With Popcorn

By John Kerr with Gina Trippi Sparkle and Pop! It’s a shame that we save champagne for special occasions. Many of us keep the sparkling locked up, only to let it out of the basement for weddings and New Year’s Eve. Not so in the rest of the wine producing countries where folks look for…

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Oregon’s Overlooked Gem: Riesling

Have you tried an Oregon Riesling lately? The wine business is relentlessly trendy, so it’s natural to want to dazzle your geekiest pals by pulling out a bottle of “the next big thing.” Here’s a tip: Everything old is new again. In Oregon, Pinot Noir rules the reds, no question. But what’s been getting the…

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5 Napa Vintners React to the 6.0 Earthquake

BYRay Isle| POSTED AUGUST 25, 2014 AT 6:30PM EDT Napa Valley residents were jolted from sleep at 3:20 a.m. the day before yesterday by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake centered six miles south of the acclaimed wine region. The quake, which was the strongest to hit Northern California since the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, injured…

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Understanding Canadian Whiskey

Canadian whisky is the lightest example from the major whisky distilling countries. That’s because Canadian whisky traditionally consists of a blend of two components: a base whisky and a flavoring whisky. The base whisky, usually made from corn, is very light in flavor and comprises the large majority of the whisky’s make-up. The flavoring whisky,…

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Earthquake Strikes Napa Valley

Dozens injured, buildings damaged and wineries trying to assess impact, check on staff and clean up Updated Aug. 25, 12:00 p.m. A 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook Napa Valley and Sonoma County awake early on Sunday morning, Aug. 24, injuring at least 87 people and inflicting considerable damage on downtown Napa and nearby wineries.   The quake…

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