New Reviews for June 20, 2018

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX June 20, 2018. 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....

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠AWARDS RECORD-BREAKING FUNDS ON BEHALF OF THE BEVERAGE ALCOHOL INDUSTRY

June 2018 – As we begin our 58th year, Sky Ranch Foundation continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth on behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry. This was another unprecedented year as the Foundation awarded $325,000 in grants to 17 at-risk youth programs across the nation bringing our total to +$3 million in grants through the years. From Hawaii in the West to Florida...

New Reviews for June 13, 2018

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX June 13, 2018. 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....

Chateau de Chambord fights to use ‘French heritage’ name on wine in row with US liquor firm

The Telegraph David Chazan, Paris The makers of Jack Daniel’s whiskey have launched legal action against one of France’s most celebrated châteaux, Chambord, in a bid to stop it using its own name on wine it plans to produce. The Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corporation is challenging the right of the 16th century Loire Valley château to call its wine ‘Chambord’ on the grounds that the...

German whisky Glen Buchenbach ‘may make buyers think it’s Scotch

The Guardian A German whisky called Glen Buchenbach may be infringing the protections given to Scotland’s national drink, even though its label makes clear the spirit is distilled in Germany, the EU’s top court has ruled. The European court of justice took no final view on the case on Thursday, referring a complaint from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) back to German judges to...

Industry veteran warns of possible Irish whiskey drought

Whiskey magnate John Teeling has warned that there may be a scarcity of the Irish spirit within the next few years due to surging global demand. Mr Teeling, who has played a vital role in the renaissance of Irish whiskey, said the Japanese market is already experiencing a similar problem due to the popularity of its product. “Soon there will be a shortage of...

Negroni Week – Coming to a Bar Near You

Just when you thought that all of the fun had been exhausted, along comes Negroni Week! What is Negroni Week you ask? Essentially during Negroni Week, June 4-10, bars around the world will mix their favorite Negroni variations, donating a portion of proceeds from each one sold to a charity of their choice. You can find bars participating in this year’s Negroni Week by...

Hailstones ‘the size of pigeon eggs’ devastate Bordeaux vineyards

telegraph.co.uk/ – David Chazan 27 MAY 2018 Hailstorms have devastated thousands of acres of prime Bordeaux vineyards, prompting the French government to promise support for winegrowers, some of whom have lost their entire crop. Cyril Giresse, a winegrower, said hailstones “the size of pigeons’ eggs” destroyed grape buds and left vines bare on Saturday. “The storm lasted only about 15 minutes, but in some...

Unearthing Portugal’s Wine of the Dead, a Relic From the Napoleonic Wars

BY RAFAELA FERRAZ – atlasobscura.com In the small Town of Boticas, Portugal, a centuries-old tradition of making “wine of the dead” lives on. Despite its macabre name, this libation has less to do with death than it does with burial. In 19th-century Portugal, during a time of French invasions, people interred scores of bottles. The move, done out of fear that the wine would...

The 2016 Port Vintage Declared

The majority of the great old Port houses of the Douro have spoken and 2016 is indeed a vintage. The declaration of a vintage year in the world of Port is still a marking of an achievement and by extension cause for celebration. Rightly so the collective Port producers have been judicious with their declarations naming it a vintage year three to four times...

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