States Raise Revenue Without Raising Taxes By Repealing Arcane Alcohol Restrictions

Patrick Gleason, Forbes September 10, 2017 As a new football season commences in America, fans in many cities and towns will find it easier to prepare for tailgate parties and other fall weekend festivities thanks to moves taken by a number of states this year to remove antiquated restrictions on alcohol sales. In excess of 30 states reported budget shortfalls at the beginning of...

Why we should drink wine at breakfast

Kashmira Gander September 6, 2017 For millions of people, the rich aroma of ground coffee beans blended with hot water and frothy milk is what mornings smell like, while the fruity notes of a glass of wine are a welcome sign of evenings. But what would happen if we ditched the paper cup of arabica for a glug of merlot at 8am? It might...

New Reviews for August 30, 2017

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX August 30, 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....

France faces worst wine grape harvest since 1945

Source: The Guardian 25 August 2017 Wine production to fall by 18% on 2016 after spring frosts ravage vines, but hot summer could deliver top vintages. France is expecting its poorest wine grape harvest since 1945 after an unusually mild March and a frosty April, experts have said, although the hot summer promises to deliver excellent quality. “At harvests everywhere, in places where we...

The best way to drink whiskey, according to science

By Jenna Gallegos Washington Post Two physical chemists walk into a bar. They order whiskeys, and a jolly Scotsman one stool over insists they add a splash of water to optimize the flavor of the spirits. Inspired by the smooth, smoky flavor, they vow to investigate a question whiskey enthusiasts answered decades ago: Does adding water to whiskey really make it taste better? That’s...

Diageo threatened with bigger French tax bill

Source: The Sunday Times Simon Duke August 13 2017 Diageo is embroiled in a row with the French taxman over a large slug of back taxes from the drinks giant. France’s tax authorities have accused the Johnnie Walker and Guinness owner of not paying enough corporation tax on its earnings in the country. At issue is the amount of debt interest the FTSE 100...

Sazerac’s Tennessee Distillery kicks off whiskey distillation

Source: Sazerac Company Aug. 9, 2017 Distilling has commenced in Tennessee as Master Distiller John Lunn and Distiller Allisa Henley have cranked up their pot stills and started distilling Tennessee whiskey. A few months ago, John and Allisa sourced sugar maple from a sawmill in Tennessee and burned four ricks in John’s backyard to make the charcoal they are using for the Lincoln County...

New Reviews for August 9, 2017

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX August 9, 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....

Is your wine fake?

Source: The Sun By Tara Evans, Digital Consumer Editor 4th August 2017 British drinkers warned that MILLIONS of bottles of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône might be counterfeit. Bottles of Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape were sold for £20 – £100 a bottle, despite being cheap plonk BRITISH drinkers are being warned that over 40 million bottles of French wine might be fake. One...

Marchesi Antinori Announces Acquisition of Haras de Pirque in Chile

Source: WineBusiness.com August 01, 2017 Marchese Piero Antinori discovered the Maipo Valley estate and its potential for high quality wines in 2001. In 2003, the Antinori family collaborated with Haras de Pirque’s Matte family in a joint venture to create Albis, the winery’s flagship wine. The partnership evolved as Marchesi Antinori began managing vineyard and winemaking operations, culminating up to the acquisition. “We are...

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