TEQUILA, Mexico — Deep below the public areas of the LaRojena distillery that produces the numerous expressions of Jose Cuervo tequila lies family history.
Dowd on Drinks: A Timeline Tasting Of Old Forester Bourbon
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The average person doesn’t live long enough to sample the total range of output of a long-time whiskey distillery. That’s what made a recent tasting of Old Forester bourbons held here so special.
Dowd On Drinks: Diamond’s Are a Bargain Hunter’s Best Friend
Diamonds, we are told, are a girl’s best friend. If you can’t afford diamonds for your girl, you still can be a romantic fool for a lot less but keep it in the gem family.
Dowd On Drinks: A Tour Of Craft Tastes
Dowd on Drinks: Whisky Live Set Stage For Battle
They’re taking off the gloves in the whiskey wars, if what I saw at the recent annual Whisky Live event in New York City was any indicator.
Dowd on Drinks: Unusual Newcomers In N.Y.
One of my favorite wines from the Hudson Valley in upstate New York is a Seyval Blanc produced by Clinton Vineyards in Dutchess County, just north of New York City.
Jody’s Jam of The Week
Valentine’s Day, February 14
The Peak Oil Crisis: The Washington Post
On Monday, our colleagues over at the Washington Post ran a front-page story in an effort to explain to official Washington why oil prices have soared by $25 a barrel in the last ten weeks and just what it might mean.
Dowd on Drinks: The Great Tequila Flap Gets Hotter
I was spending a few relaxed hours with a group of people in an old cantina in dusty downtown Tequila, Mexico, discussing the explosion in the town’s namesake liquor among U.S. consumers and the merits of its various styles.
Dowd on Drinks: Beer Tasting Runs Gamut, With Pizza
As I was retrieving an array of domestic and imported beers from the fridge and setting the bottles down next to a stack of pizzas, the words of comedy essayist Dave Barry came to mind: “The greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that […]