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Bourbon Out of Bounds
The misbelief is understandable: Kentucky may be Bourbon’s spiritual home and the source of an estimated 95 percent of its production. The problem for those of us who enjoy Bourbon is that the lofty percentage is produced by only eight companies in some 13 distilleries.
Given the dizzying variety of Bourbon brands on store shelves, this is almost hard to believe. But indeed, these few distilleries are the sources for hundreds of brands. ...Read More
September 2015 Red Discovery: Château Capbern Gasqueton 2008 St-Estèphe (Best Buy)
This is a sister property of Calon-Ségur, among the oldest estates in the Médoc, a grand, walled vineyard on rolling hills of Gironde pebbles. Capbern Gasqueton is 94 acres of sandy, gravelly soil, with relatively young vines (18 years) and an ...Read Full Wine Review
From Vosne to Chambolle
The business of being an aristocrat has changed in 200 years, and Louis-Michel is the first comte to work as the enologist in the cellars of the Château de Vosne for the Domaine Comte Liger-Belair. His ancient vines—one-third of the population at La Romanée and Reignots is more than 90 years old—combine with his youthful enthusiasm to make a challenging year like 2014 seem grand.
A vintage marked by hail in ...Read More
Book Review: Imbibe: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash
David Wondrich recently reissued his seminal work on cocktail history, Imbibe: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar, first published in November 2007 and ...Read Full Book Review