Cinsault is a red grape varietal noted for its heat tolerance and drought resistance. Originating somewhere in the Mediterranean region, it is grown in many countries, and while it can be used on its own, Cinsault is primarily used for blending and making large volumes of wine, due to its early ripening and high yields.Continue reading “Cinsault”
At just 29 years old, Julieann Fernandez is the Master Blender for the Distell Group, which includes Bunnahabhain, Deanston, and Tobermory distilleries. Always interested in science, she went to university with an eye towards becoming a forensic scientist, but when doing her placement between her 3rd and 4th year, she was drawn to a labContinue reading “Julieann Fernandez – From Criminal Science to Whisky Blender”
On par with Burgundy in terms of quality Pinot Noir production, Central Otago is a gem of a wine producing region, located at the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island. Vineyards are nestled in a number of different valleys situated on the foothills of the Southern NZ Alps and are divided into 6 sub-regions: CromwellContinue reading “Central Otago, New Zealand”
You’ve probably heard that the US has suspended tariffs on UK goods, including those imposed on Single Malt Whisky. In a tariff battle that has raged for years, and was sparked by the aviation industry, consumers were particularly dismayed when our beloved whisky was one of the categories caught up in the fracas. Not onlyContinue reading “US Suspends Scotch Whisky Tariffs”
With Saint Patrick’s Day fast approaching, you may be on the hunt for some excellent Irish whiskeys to appropriately celebrate the day! Look no further! I’ve compiled a list of 5 delicious Irish Whiskeys ranging all price points and styles. Try one or try them all – you’ll be glad you did! Slane A blendedContinue reading “5 Irish Whiskeys for St. Paddy’s Day”
Bourbon Women is celebrating their 10 year anniversary and just named a new President, Maggie Kimberl. Founded by Peggie Noe Stevens, the association was created to support and empower women in the whiskey industry and female whiskey consumers. Kimberl founded bourbonveach.com, a whiskey history and news site, and has also been a contributor and/or editorContinue reading “Maggie Kimberl – President of Bourbon Women”
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