A Fortified Wine Primer

With autumn creeping in, and winter not far behind, we wanted to address the topic of fortified wines. We offer this fortified wine primer to get you started on your fortified wine journey. This is an introduction to the category, so naturally many generalizations are made. We hope that this kickstarts your exploration of fortified wines. What are fortified wines? Sometimes the name tells...

Sky Ranch Foundation Awards Grant to ‘sacred’ Organization

The statistics are staggering—and they’re growing: 1 of every 4 girls and 1 of every 6 boys is sexually abused and more than 2/3 of those incidents occur to children aged 17 and under. Given those facts and the fact that their own grandchild was so abused, Carol and John D’Attoma of Overland Park, KS decided to do something about it and in 2009...

Beer Still Down Low-Singles in On-premise, as Wine & Spirits trend up

Source: Beer Business Daily SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Nielsen CGA released some on-premise numbers yesterday, covering the latest 52 weeks ending ended July 15. They mainly focused on spirits and wine trends, but that just underscored the fact that beer is still lagging bev alc growth trends. “Spirits continue to grow and remain the top-performing mega category, up 3.0% in dollar sales and 1.8% in...

New Reviews for September 13, 2017

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX September 13, 2017. Click the links to get the score and the full analysis of each beverage. Every Wednesday we release new stories, introduce our latest reviews, and send our subscribers their weekly, free digital newsletter. (Subscribe here.) We had another busy week at BevX with new, tasty beverage reviews to share....

Versatile and Spectacular Garnacha

Garnacha, or Grenache as they say in France and much of the New World, is an interesting and versatile grape of Spanish origin. It’s absolutely one of my favorite red wine grapes as it shines in so many applications. For the sake of brevity I will simply refer to the grape as Garnacha now that we have established that the varietal has more than...
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