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.... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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