From Georgia to Lebanon: exploring the best wines of the ancient world

April 27, 2018 Chad Parkhill – The Guardian The world of wine is vast – literally. Vitis vinifera, the plant species whose berries form the basis of wine, can grow as far north as southern Sweden and as far south as the bottom half of New Zealand’s south island, and crops up in a surprising number of places in between. (Bali? Sure, why not.)...

Ballykeefe gin, vodka and poitin made in Kilkenny now on sale – Whiskey on the way in 2020

Sean Keane at Kilkenny People Morgan Ging has created a bit of magic in rural Kilkenny. The opening of the first whiskey distillery in the medieval capital of Ireland in over 200 years is one thing but restoring an almost mythical custom of a family farm distillery is another; growing its own barley to produce its own authentic Ballykeefe whiskey. A wonderful, eco-friendly tourist...

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠AWARDS GRANTS TO EXALT YOUTH AND BOYS & GIRLS HAVEN

On behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry, Sky Ranch Foundation has now awarded more than $2.6 million in grants to help enrich the lives of our nations’ at-risk youth. Grantee Brooklyn, NY-based Exalt Youth (exaltyouth.org), facilitates lasting behavioral change in New York City’s most neglected and hard to serve youth – those involved in the criminal justice system. Exalt empowers youth to see a...

Old Forester Distilling Co. Returns to Whiskey Row this Summer

Old Forester Distilling Company/Press Release Louisville, Ky. April 24, 2018 Following a ceremonial opening on National Bourbon Day, June 14, 2018, Old Forester Distilling Co., located at 119 W. Main Street, will make its long-awaited return to Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row, open to the public for tours and tastings. Advance tickets are now available for purchase at OldForester.com. The $45 million, 70,000 square foot...

Batching Cocktails at Home

Since the very early days of BevX.com, more than a decade ago, our Cocktail of the Week feature is one of the most viewed pages of any given week. Naturally, this page is the inspiration of a good deal of the emails that I receive from our readers. It’s clear that many of you are experimenting with cocktails at home. This is a great development....

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