Tag Archives: Sweden

• San Francisco Beer Week Starts NOW!

San Francisco Beer Week Starts NOW!

“Ready or not, San Francisco Beer Week is here. This 9 day festival of local craft beers starts on Friday and goes through February 17th. SF Beer Week, put on by the San Francisco Brewers Guild, is a special event. Some travel all the way from Sweden and Japan just to experience this celebration of […]

• A champagne glass for all seasons…and all Champagnes

A champagne glass for all seasons…and all Champagnes

A glass is being launched in the UK which promises to be the perfect shape for Champagne, whatever the style. First manufactured in 1999, the glass has been created by Champagne specialist Richard Juhlin at Sweden’s Reijmyre Glassworks, and has, until now, only been sold in Sweden, although it is used by a handful of […]

• How Evolution Made Nature’s Perfect Winemaker

How Evolution Made Nature’s Perfect Winemaker

Scientists discover how one species of yeast came to dominate wine, beer and bread. Yeasts are diverse—biologists estimate that there are at least 1,500 different species of the fungal microorganisms. But when it comes to fermenting wine, one yeast is much more common than any other. The same is true in brewing and baking—food and […]

• Do gastric bypass patients trade blubber for booze?

Do gastric bypass patients trade blubber for booze?

People who undergo gastric bypass may eat less after surgery, but new research suggests they compensate by consuming more of something else. Booze – and lots of it. Gastric bypass patients are more likely to become alcoholics after surgery – and twice as likely to enter an alcohol treatment program – compared with people who […]

• South Africa wineries tap tourism with bottom-line marketing

South Africa wineries tap tourism with bottom-line marketing

The busload of Swedes sweep onto the 326-year-old South African wine farm for a wine tasting visit that marries vineyard tourism with bottom-line marketing. Sweden is now the third biggest buyer of wine from South Africa, one of the countries the industry is courting to counter a tough export climate. “At the moment it’s somewhat […]

• Australia: Why cider is the new boutique beer

Australia: Why cider is the new boutique beer

IT WOULD appear last summer’s love affair with cider was no brief encounter. If anything, it is flourishing second time around. Where previously specialist bottle shops were trying to squeeze in more fridges to meet the growing demand for craft beer, now they are rearranging again — this time to create dedicated areas for cider. […]

• Finally, A Vodka With Soul

Finally, A Vodka With Soul

Every year some 200 vodka brands hit the market worldwide. Most are gimmicks. There’s one that comes bottled in a glass skull. There’s one flavored with smoked salmon. There’s one dyed black. Only two of those 200 live much beyond their first birthday. Can Karlsson’s, an upstart brand from Sweden made from new potatoes, buck […]

• Swedish whisky maker eyes stock market listing

Swedish whisky maker eyes stock market listing

Sweden’s Mackmyra Svensk Whisky has announced its plans to list on the stock market later this year, adding that it is now looking for a CFO to help accomplish the task. “Distillery construction is going really well and we expect production to get underway this year. The construction is already higher than the treetops,” Mackmyra […]

• Cars of the future to decide if driver is drunk. Nevermind taking away your keys

Cars of the future to decide if driver is drunk. Nevermind taking away your keys

Future technology may put the brakes on drunk drivers and save many lives as researchers in Massachusetts are developing a system that will prevent a car from starting if the driver’s blood alcohol level is higher than the legal limit. The new technology, known as the Driver Alcohol Detection Systems for Safety, would use sensors […]

• 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die: A fun and accessible guide, to completing an education in whiskey from a man who knows his hooch. Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited, and the absurdly expensive, whiskey expert Ian Buxton has scoured the shelves of the world’s whiskey warehouses to recommend an eclectic selection of […]

• What a great job. Master distillers are in hot demand, as is their bourbon

What a great job. Master distillers are in hot demand, as is their bourbon

BARDSTOWN, Ky. — Jimmy Russell and Fred Noe aren’t household names, but they’re stars when it comes to fine sippin’ spirits made in bourbon country. Russell is in his 55th year at the Wild Turkey Distillery, where he has been the master distiller in charge of plant operations since the late 1960s. Noe is a […]

• 6 of the Oldest (and Most Expensive) Alcohols

6 of the Oldest (and Most Expensive) Alcohols

For most, the joyous recovery of ancient alcohol means “finding a forgotten Bud in the back of the fridge.” But a lucky few get to taste truly ancient elixirs, like a sailing team led by Christian Ekstrom, which discovered 30 bottles of hundreds-of-decades-old champagne on a wrecked ship between Sweden and Finland. They brought one […]