Wine & Spirits Information

Wine & Spirits Information

Counting Carbs With Wine

The recent health claims that wines have antioxidants in them that may block free radicals, prevent heart disease, cancer, and other conditions associated with aging seems to have some validity. Polyphenol, catechin, and cholesterol-reducing resveratrol are found predominately in red wines in various degrees.

A Private Owners Guide to Bottling Fine Whisky

The majority of private owners of whisky casks are looking for an assessment of their options. The purpose of this article is to help answer questions that private owners may have about bottling their whisky casks.

The Harmony Between Food and Wine

Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in the company of friends and ..

Using Cooking Wine

Cooking wine is sort of a holdover from prohibition. People who grew up thinking Alcohol is Evil didn't want to have any in their homes.

Guide To Tasting Wine

The basics of tasting wine are relatively simple to learn. Once the fundamentals are mastered, the nuances and details can be enhanced over a lifetime.

Wine Etiquette With Ease

Correct wine etiquette makes the tasting experience much more enjoyable. Like most interests, there is a set of protocol that most wine lovers adhere to.

The Curious History Of Wine Consumption In America

The history of wine consumption in America has been frought with starts, stops, and inconsistencies. The American population has always had a love-hate relationship with alcohol.

Hosting A Wine Tasting Party

As your love and knowledge of wine grows, it is inevitable that you will want to share your revelations with friends and family. Hosting a wine tasting party is a great way to do this.

Beer, Wine and Your Bones

If you like the taste of a good brew, then here is some good news! In a recent research study of over 2,900 women and men, researchers found that beer, which contains silicon, may promote bone health. Silicon is a mineral that is thought to stimulate collagen production, which is a building block in bone formation.

The Mystery of Decanting

Decanting is a strange word to many people. Some do not even know what it means exactly.

Start Your Wine Cellar The Right Way

One of the great joys of wine is to be able to select a bottle from your own cellar, perhaps one that you've been storing for some years, draw the cork and enjoy it with friends. You can marvel at the changes brought on by maturity and, as a bonus, you can brag about the price you paid and congratulate yourself on picking up such a bargain! However, wine is an ever-changing thing and how it is stored will directly affect how quickly and how well it ages! Storing wine is very simple ? It requires a constant temperature, humidity, darkness, stillness and a well- ventilated and clean environment.

Ideal Wine Temperature

The ideal temperature to store wines is between 55F and 58F (13C-15C). However, any temperature between 40-65F (5-18C) will suffice as long as it remains constant.

Wine, Wine, Wine

What in the world is up!Was there a full moon or something? As I went through this past week I was struck by what seemed to be the theme for the week. I came to the conclusion that there are some career whiners out there.

An Introduction to Wine

What is wine?Wine has been made for centuries from just a two simple ingredients: yeast and grape juice. Actually, just about any fruit juice can be used, but by far the majority of all wine is made from the juice of the grape.

Rare Varietals Cure Wine Boredom

The future of the Australian wine industry will be shaped by a group of innovative grapegrowers and winemakers who are busily experimenting with new varieties in new regions.The phenomenal success of the industry in producing quality wine at competitive prices does not need recounting here.

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News Briefs for April 18, 2018
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•Purple Wine + Spirits has announced two new hires to its executive team, effective immediately. Barry Sheridan has been appointed to the newly created role of CMO. Prior to joining Purple, Sheridan served as senior vice president of marketing ...

Cognac Growth Drives Rémy Cointreau Sales Up 7% For Full Fiscal Year
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Rémy Cointreau has posted an organic sales increase of 7.2% to €1.1 billion ($1.36b) for its fiscal year ended in March, with flagship Cognac brand Rémy Martin leading the way. Progress was particularly strong in the fourth quarter, during which the ...

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 18, 2018
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•New York's Shmaltz Brewing Company has partnered with Austin, Texas-based sales and marketing group Artisanal Imports to expand its distribution. Previously, the craft brewer's portfolio—whose year-round labels include Hop Manna IPA, Slingshot ...

Interview: Allan Sichel, President, Conseil Interprofessionel du Vin de Bordeaux
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Bordeaux has rebounded in the U.S. in recent years, with shipments expanding by 63% from 2010-2017 to surpass 2.2 million cases.Bordeaux remains the largest French AOC in the U.S., although the Côtes de Provence is gaining quickly due to the ...

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County ...
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Corks &Kegs at EvCC: The annual Lake Stevens Rotary Club's fundraiser Corks &Kegs is from 6 to 9 p.m. April 14 at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St., Everett. A number of local breweries will be pouring beer, including Lake Stevens Brewing ...

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News Briefs for April 17, 2018 - Shanken News Daily: Exclusive ...
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•St. Louis-based Luxco has acquired a controlling interest in Derry, Ireland's Niche Drinks for an undisclosed sum. Specializing in cream liqueurs, Irish coffee, and ready-to-drink cocktails, Niche Drinks produces Luxco's Saint Brendan's Irish Cream ...

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Premium Sweet Spot Propels Portfolio Gains For Trinchero
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Trinchero Family Estates, the fourth-largest wine marketer in the U.S., sells more than 17 million cases annually, with its Sutter Home brand accounting for more than 10 million cases, according to Impact Databank. But while Sutter Home continues to ...


Catholic Women's Club to Host Wine, Spirits and Beer Tasting
On Saturday, April 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., join us for a relaxing evening of sampling wine and beer. The Wine, Spirits and Beer Tasting event sponsored by the local Catholic Women's Club will be held at the Canaan Country Club, 74 High Street in Canaan ...

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News Briefs for April 12, 2018
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•Moët Hennessy is expanding availability of its Woodinville Whiskey brand, marking the craft label's first foray outside of its home market of Washington State. Woodinville's portfolio—which includes its core Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Straight Rye ...

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 12, 2018 - Shanken News ...
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•St. Paul, Minnesota-based Summit Brewing Company will add Skip Rock White Ale to its core portfolio beginning in June. Skip Rock is a 4.5%-abv ale brewed with malted and flaked wheat, Lemondrop and Mt. Hood hops, and tangerine peel and coriander. The ...

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