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  • 8 Perfectly Good Reasons To Drink More Gin
    on Sep 4, 2016
    Gin is essentially a clear distilled grain spirit flavored with various "natural botanicals. These natural botanicals vary from brand to brand and the different combinations give each its distinct character. Juniper is always predominant but other in...
  • Amazing Health Benefits Of Vodka
    on Aug 29, 2016
    To many of us, vodka is just like any other alcoholic drink that comprises mostly ethanol, water and some flavouring. The modern method of preparation of vodka mostly uses fruits and sugar, although sometimes, distillation of potatoes or fermented gr...
  • How to know if your wine has gone bad?
    on Aug 26, 2016
    Have you ever poured a glass of wine and felt unsure? The looks, the smell, the taste, it just seemed… off? Opened or unopened, your bottle sometimes just doesn’t feel right, and you aren’t fully confident that your wine is okay to drink. To be...
  • Cork vs. Screw Caps. Which is Better?
    on Aug 17, 2016
    Ever since screw caps have been introduced to the wine industry they have been controversial.  Each method of sealing a wine bottle certainly has its good and bad points.Traditional corks are under attack, mostly for the reason that they could a...
  • Know your Whiskey: The Difference between Bourbon, Scotch, Rye, Irish
    on Jul 3, 2016
    I can’t tell you how many times someone has asked me “What’s the difference between Scotch and Whiskey”?At first I thought it was just one person who misunderstood the concept, but after running into this situation multiple times over the las...
  • Dewar’s The Legacy Collection 1893
    on Oct 21, 2015
    The first of three whiskies to make up The Legacy Collection launched to celebrate three landmark years in the history of Dewar’s distillery, just 1,000 decanters of the 1893 vintage have been created. Marking the year John Dewar & Sons was gra...
  • 10 Unexpected Uses For Vodka
    on Oct 9, 2015
    It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you wanting to stock a bottle on the bar and under the sink for household use:Erase Wi...
  • How to Store Wine : 7 Basics You Need to Know
    on Sep 18, 2015
    First off, it’s useful to remember that only a small percentage of fine wines in the market benefit from long-term aging. Most wines are best enjoyed within a few years of release. If you’re looking to buy wines to mature, you should really consi...
  • How to Read a Wine Label
    on Sep 11, 2015
    Wine labels have a lot of information on them. Some of it is critical to understanding what is in the bottle, and some of it is just blowing smoke. Here’s a quick guide to help you know what matters, how to spot a bargain, and what to ignore.There...
  • What is Port Wine?
    on Sep 4, 2015
    Port is a sweet, red, fortified wine from Portugal. Port is most commonly enjoyed as a dessert wine because it is rich and sweet. There are several styles of Port, including red, white, rosé and an aged style called Tawny Port. While much of the Por...
  • 10 commandments of wine
    on Aug 2, 2015
    If there were 10 commandments of wine what would they be? Do you already follow the most important principles to know about wine? Find out.1. Honor thy wine: appreciate its origins, the grape, and the history of the label so you are able to choose th...
  • 7 Wine Faults and How to Sniff Them Out
    on Jul 27, 2015
    The 7 Main Wine FaultsOxidized Wine …aka maderized wineWhat it is: Contamination/chemical breakdown caused by too much oxygen exposure. Rusted metal is oxidized…it’s that same process but in your wine. Oxidization is the most common wine fault...
  • How to Decant a Bottle Of Wine
    on Jul 17, 2015
    Why do wine lovers pour wine from one container (the bottle) into another container (the decanter) into yet another container (your glass)? Basically, it helps remove sediment and allows the wine to breathe. And it makes for a great show.Step 1 Stand...
  • Pierre Frapin Cuvee 1888 and Hardy Perfection Terre: Rare and Exclusive French Cognacs
    on Jul 5, 2015
    Pierre Frapin Cuvee 1888 and Hardy Perfection Terre are two outstanding cognacs, more than 100 years old and considered among the world’s best and most expensive.Cognac is one of the most celebrated grape distillates in the world. It is a refined a...
  • How to Find the Perfect Rosé Wines
    on Jun 14, 2015
    Rosé wines, sometimes known as blush wines, are often the ideal accompaniment for a summer barbecue. But between those produced in California, France, Australia and even Corisca, there are countless rosés, and it can be difficult to make the right...
  • Bowmore Oldest Whisky From 1957 Sold for USD 160,000
    on Jun 4, 2015
    Not just the oldest Bowmore whisky, but also the rarest and oldest Islay Single Malt ever released, the bottle No. 1 of the exceptionally rare Bowmore 1957, 54 Year Old, which earlier failed to sell at auction for two times, after no bidder managed t...
  • FIVE WAYS TO SPOT A GOOD WINE Everything you need to know to find that perfect bottle
    on Feb 1, 2015
    Here's a shocker: Good wine is neither expensive, nor old. So how do you know what makes for a good bottle of vino? Well, for starters, it's deep, complex and stays with you long after you've tasted it. You're saying, "but there are so many. How do I...
  • How to Drink Wine & Keep Blood Sugar Low
    on Dec 17, 2014
    Wine contains carbohydrates, which can affect your blood sugar. Whether you have diabetes or are simply trying to control your carb intake, adjusting the amount and type of wine you drink can make a big difference. Keep in mind that wine contains no...
  • New Release: Hennessy VSOP Privilege Limited Edition Cognac by Peter Saville
    on Nov 12, 2014
  • 10 Amazing facts about wine
    on Oct 29, 2014
    Wine is a very old and complex drink with a long and fascinating history. It will take you years of study to really understand its intricacy and become a wine connoisseur. Today, it’s the occasion to sharpen your wine facts!Still, there are a few f...