Tag Archives: Old World

• Paul Hobbs Launches Cahors Malbec Venture

Paul Hobbs Launches Cahors Malbec Venture

Wine consultant and Argentine Malbec pioneer Paul Hobbs has launched the result of a new project with this variety in its native Cahors. Crocus Malbec de Cahors is a partnership with Bertrand Vigouroux, who has worked with Hobbs since the 2009 vintage on the winemaking at his family estate in Cahors, Château de Mercuès. Taking […]

• Forget the shot glass! Try cooking with tequila instead

Forget the shot glass! Try cooking with tequila instead

Not since contaminated bathtub gin claimed lives during Prohibition has a spirit been saddled with as insalubrious a reputation as tequila. On North American shores, it has long been the domain of Spring Break and body shots while, in its native Mexico, tequila is (and always has been) a sipping drink to be enjoyed with […]

• Bigger wines require bigger glasses. Do you really need more glasses?

Bigger wines require bigger glasses. Do you really need more glasses?

The greater levels of concentration in modern wines meant that Riedel’s range of Vinum glassware needed to be updated to suit new styles of both red and white wine, according to Maximilian Riedel. Speaking at a lunch held in the Harrods tasting room, Riedel presented the newest addition to the Vinum XL range, the Syrah […]

• U.S. whiskey makers push for bigger taste

U.S. whiskey makers push for bigger taste

Distilleries are adding an entrepreneurial flavor to a burgeoning home-grown industry that is rolling out more sophisticated products to lift its sales. In Loretto, Kentucky, Greg Davis, of Maker’s Mark, carries on an old family tradition of making bourbon with red winter wheat to stimulate taste buds in the front of the mouth. In Lynchburg, […]

• Stone Brewery Takes Up The Challenge: An American in Europe?

Stone Brewery Takes Up The Challenge: An American in Europe?

Escondido outfit would be first U.S. craft brewery to operate in Europe. What ales the European beer scene? And will the cure come from Escondido? There, Stone Brewing is finalizing plans to become the first American craft brewer with its own European plant, operating in Belgium or Germany. “They make great beer but they aren’t […]

• Part 1: One Best Type of Wine From Each of 6 Winemaking Countries

Part 1: One Best Type of Wine From Each of 6 Winemaking Countries

To make a stab at the impossible is also to be a bit cheeky, right? Let’s do both. In this and next week’s columns, I’m going to pick the one best type of wine from each of 12 countries. The one wine. And I’ll explain why each deserves its rank. This week, six from what […]

• SEATTLE: Proposed Law Could Limit Interstate Wine Shipping

SEATTLE: Proposed Law Could Limit Interstate Wine Shipping

IT’S just one more anonymous warehouse here in a mundane industrial district, but within its humble walls lie 23,000 temperature- and humidity-controlled square feet of Garagiste, one of the quirkiest, least-known retail treasures in the wine world. Least-known, that is, unless you are one of the 127,000 or so people who receive daily e-mails offering […]