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Napa Valley

When people think Californian wine, they immediately think of Napa Valley. It’s an area north of San Francisco that has over 400 wineries located within its 16 smaller sub-districts (some of the most famous AVAs being Oakville, Rutherford, Stags Leap, and St. Helena).  However, Napa Valley only makes up 4% of California’s wine production! It’sContinue reading “Napa Valley”

Sono1420

Sono1420 American Craft Distillers is located in Norwalk, CT and produces “ultra-premium, alternative grain, distilled spirits”. And that’s no lie! Their curious use of hemp in distillation is more reminiscent of something I’d expect to find back in Colorado! No, using hemp in spirits won’t have any psychoactive effects on the consumer. Hemp is aContinue reading “Sono1420”

Jancis Robinson

We’ve been hearing a lot about women in the spirits industry (Leslie Gracie, Peggy Noe Stevens, Dr. Rachel Barrie), so this month I wanted to highlight one of the biggest names in the wine industry – Jancis Robinson. A prolific wine writer, journalist, and cellar advisor to Queen Elizabeth the 2nd, Ms. Robinson became theContinue reading “Jancis Robinson”

Uisga Beathe

Uisga Beatha (pronounced Oosh-kah Bae [Scottish] or Ish–kah Baha [Irish]) is Gaelic for ‘The Water of Life’ and used to describe that liquid golden nectar: Whisky. Why is Uisga Beathe synonymous with Whisky? Well, take your pick; from claims that it cured the common cold, smallpox, and other various ailments, not to mention warming theContinue reading “Uisga Beathe”

A New Wave of Whiskey

We’ve explored the terrain of pressure aging whiskey, so let’s take a dive into river aged whiskey. What does that even MEAN? Let me elucidate. With a 150+ year family history linking wood and water, maybe building a floating rickhouse isn’t so out of the ordinary for Ingram Whiskey and Brown Water Spirits, LLC Proprietor,Continue reading “A New Wave of Whiskey”

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