Tag Archives: Spirit

• The French Laundry Finally Unveils Its Stellar Spirits Program

The French Laundry Finally Unveils Its Stellar Spirits Program

Included in today’s Inside Scoop print column is the ceremonious unveiling of the French Laundry‘s long-awaited spirits program. It’s something that’s been in the works for a while, and the 4-star Yountville restaurant has been quietly pouring prized liquors since re-emerging from its winter break earlier this year. The idea of the spirits program, explains […]

Southern Wine & Spirits Introduces New Artisanal Group portfolio

Southern Wine & Spirits Introduces New Artisanal Group portfolio

How do you get through an afternoon of tasting spirit after spirit at a distributor’s portfolio tasting? Very spiritedly. Southern Wine and Spirits held a tasting of their new Artisanal Group portfolio + a bunch of their other brands at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Where else to introduce hand-crafted booze? It was a […]

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• Drink more. Save the economy. Iowa collects big bucks from alcohol sales

Drink more. Save the economy. Iowa collects big bucks from alcohol sales

Increased liquor consumption and a state law change affecting the sale of spirits at Iowa convenience stores resulted in a record year for alcohol revenue to the state, officials said Thursday. The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division collected and generated a record $115 million in revenue for fiscal 2012, while dealing with increased delivery locations during […]

• How to Turn Your Kids Onto Artisanal Spirits

How to Turn Your Kids Onto Artisanal Spirits

Spice up the meal with a puff of the hard stuff. Forget salt and pepper, a Burgundy-based company has launched a range of spirits in atomizers which are designed to be sprayed on to food as a seasoning. Seven spirits, including a Cognac, rum, Scotch whisky and pastis, come in a perfume-like bottle and are […]

• Smoked Salmon Vodka & 9 Other Bizarre-Flavored Alcoholic Drinks

Smoked Salmon Vodka & 9 Other Bizarre-Flavored Alcoholic Drinks

An alcoholic yogurt liqueur, a bitter apéritif made from artichokes… how about a concoction featuring wood chips steeped in liquor that is touted as “Dominican Viagra”? It would be difficult to hear about such spirits and not wonder whether the world of bizarre booze is spiraling out of control. Click here to see the 10 […]