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Monthly Archive: December 2022

Whisky Advocate: Mark Reynier Tries His Hand At Rum

Mark Reynier is famous for his leadership role in acquiring and resurrecting Islay’s Bruichladdich Distillery back in 2000. Bruichladdich was sold to Remy Cointreau in 2012, and since then Reynier has developed Waterford Distillery, the terroir-driven Irish whiskey maker. He has also been trying his hand at rum, founding Renegade Rum Distillery on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 30, 2022

Wine Spectator: The Existential Crisis of Bordeaux’s Small Grapegrowers

Earlier this month, a thousand angry vignerons and their allies marched through the streets of downtown Bordeaux, calling for help to save their livelihood. When they reached the doors of the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB), the local trade organization, they hung a dummy from a tree outside, representing financially troubled grapegrowers at risk of suicide, and piled dead vines on the doorstep. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 30, 2022

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 30, 2022

•Austin, Texas-based Austin Eastciders is launching Imperial Gold Cider. The new introduction to the cidery’s lineup is at 8.3% and marks the first installment in an Imperial Cider line that will continue next year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 30, 2022

Batched Cocktails Gaining Traction On-Premise

Hand-crafted, pre-made cocktails—served from bottles and kegs—are gaining ground in all types of venues, helping busy bartenders execute top-quality drinks fast. In particular, fast-paced venues rely on batched drinks all the time. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 29, 2022

News Briefs for December 29, 2022

•Expanding its global portfolio, Tao Group Hospitality opened a new restaurant on Dec. 6 at the Moxy Lower East Side hotel in New York City: Sake No Hana, a lively spot for contemporary Japanese cuisine. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 29, 2022

Kirin Mounts A U.S. Push For Fuji Japanese Whisky

As Japanese whisky has overtaken saké as Japan’s biggest alcohol export in the last two years, Kirin is looking to expand the global footprint of its Fuji whisky label. Named after one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks, the brand’s namesake distillery is situated just miles from the peak of Mt. Fuji itself. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 28, 2022

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