Holiday shopping season extends well beyond video games, gaudy sweaters and plasma TV sets. Take the spirits industry, for example.
Breaking up a house full of stuff can uncover a cache of treasures or a pile of junk. Of course, defining the terms “treasures” and “junk” is a very personal thing.
More than 200 whiskies were considered for this year’s edition of the World Whiskies Awards, sponsored by Whisky Magazine, the U.K. publication that sets the pace for the international whisky coverage.
The portal is about to open on a season dear to the Gaelic and Celtic folk of Ireland and Scotland and, indeed, their millions of descendants all over the U.S.
Letters from readers aren’t restricted to quick comments or arguments.
We may talk of the romanticism of the cocktail hour, the gusto of the beer party, the scintillating conversation sparked by fine wines, but at the end of the day it’s all a business.
I have always disliked year-in-review top 10 lists simply because it’s such an arbitrary number. So here, in no particular order, are just some of my favorite drinking-world moments of 2007.
I was perusing a heavily-advertised superstore in upstate New York the other day, a wine and spirits emporium near fabled Saratoga Springs — a great business location when the historic thoroughbred horse racing season runs in August through Labor Day and lots of money comes to town.
MOUNT VERNON, Va. — As white-gloved volunteers carefully doled out the amber liquid into tiny plastic cups, a tall, white-haired man regally strolled the ground, accepting congratulations and handing out compliments to his staff.