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Wine Spectator: Questions Surrounding Blind-Tasting Exam Leave 23 New Master Sommeliers in Limbo

The Master Sommelier certification, which has become a symbol of high achievement in the restaurant and hospitality industries, became embroiled in intrigue and heartbreak October 9. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 12, 2018

News Briefs for October 12, 2018

•M.S. Walker has added Spain’s Bodegas Franco-Españolas to its import portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 12, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 12, 2018

•Westlake, Texas’ Sanctified Spirits has released a new variant of its Oak & Eden whiskey range: Cabernet Steeped Oak.

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Posted in News on October 12, 2018

Blended Scotch Whiskies Struggle As Market Shifts To Single Malts

While it’s been a difficult stretch for some of the larger blended Scotch whisky brands in recent years, the overall Scotch category has carved out solid gains in value terms lately, driven by consumer thirst for upscale bottlings, especially in the rising single malt segment. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 12, 2018

News Briefs for October 11, 2018

•Louisville’s Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company has announced Peerless Dimensions, a new series of single barrel rye whiskies the distiller is offering for sale by the case for liquor stores and on-premise accounts. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 12, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 11, 2018

•Portland, Oregon-based Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) has expanded its portfolio by purchasing three breweries that it formerly counted as strategic partners. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 12, 2018

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