Vodka

    Fall Round-Up of Value Spirits: The Vodkas, Comrade

    Frequent readers of The Pour Fool may remember that I have admitted to pretty much outright scorn at the whole idea of Vodkas that are made as nothing more than a neutral spirit intended to do absolutely nothing but inject some alcoholic content into your lemonade or tricky cocktail. I’ve never understood that and have wondered for decades why those folks don’t just buy a bot ...

    6 readers - By The Pour Fool

    2014 Wine Ride “The Oregon Trail” Visits 3 Texas Cities in October, 2014

    2014 Wine Ride “The Oregon Trail” Visits 3 Texas Cities in October, 2014 October 8, 2014 Diane Dixon, the brains behind Keeper Collection, is always scheming fun ways to present amazing food and wine pairings. She has created a portfolio of spectacular annual events including CITYWIDE 86′D, which recently won a “Best of Austin Award” from the Austin Chronicle, Chef’s Under Fire, ...

    6 readers - By Matt Mcginnis/ What Are you Drinking?

      Dispatch from the 2014 Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival

      Drinkhacker.com - - 6 readers - Dispatch from the 2014 Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival Autumn wasn’t technically with us in late August, but that didn’t stop the folks at Northstar Resort in Lake Tahoe, California, from putting on a grandiose wine and food festival. Now in its 29th year, the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival is a multi-day event that combines a walk-around tasting with focu ...

      Boozing in Belize

      The Alcohol Professor - - 5 readers - A travel guide to island imbibing Bamboo Bar All photos by Becca Yeamans-Irwin. You won’t typically hear the words “Belize” and “fine wine” in the same sentence together, however, the small Central American country has plenty of other delicious libations to offer the weary traveler. From locally brewed beers and fruit wines, to a perennial Caribbean favorite – rum- there’s no sh ...

      Rant: Vodka's Dying, Long Live Whiskey!

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - Three years ago, vodka reigned supreme and its future seemed bright. How matters have apparently changed in a short time. From 2010 to 2011, the vodka category grew by volume about 6%, selling about 65.8 million cases and making it the most consumed spirit in the U.S. During that same time period, the growth of some other spirits included: rum rose 1.3% (25.8 million cases), tequila rose 3.

      Leaf Vodka

      Benito's Wine Reviews - - 4 readers - Michigan's ironically named Temperance Distilling Company produces Leaf Vodka, a new brand in the specialty spirits market. Both of their products are distilled from organic wheat, with the ethanol making up 40% of the bottle, while the remaining 60% comes from distinctive water. There are a lot of studies out there debunking the ability to differentiate various vodkas as well a ...

    The latest about Vodka

      Discovering #HudsonValley Spirits During #TasteCamp: Part II

      …In Part I - Hillrock Estate Distillery of my TasteCamp series, I described the field to glass philosophy of Hillrock Estate Distillery and expressed surprise at the breadth of Hudson Valley distilleries. In historical terms, I shouldn't have been. In the early 1800's, New York, with major help from the Hudson Valley region, produced over half…

      1 readers - By Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass

      Gin Up: Cask Aging & Sage Cheese

      … your cocktails. Get yourself a little sage cheese (yes, that’s what I said) and have yourself a little party, because that odd kid down the road now owns the neighborhood. CITADELLE GIN ORIGIN: Cognac, France PRICE: $34.99 - 750/ml ALCOHOL: 44% BOOZEHOUNDZ SCORE: 91 POINTS…

      3 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

      Rant: Vodka's Dying, Long Live Whiskey!

      …, from Taiwan to Washington state, but when is the last time you heard about a new vodka distillery? The main news people see about vodka is the creation of some strange new flavor. And we have seen an over-saturation of flavored vodkas. How many candy flavored vodkas do you really need? While I was recently in the Hudson River Valley, as part…

      5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Leaf Vodka

      … to differentiate various vodkas as well as various waters in a blind tasting environment. To be fair, some of the more public denunciations involve innocent civilians who are just trying to be polite. Vodkas can and do have individual aromas, and if you ever want an example, purchase the cheapest one you can find and enjoy the alluring aroma of lighter…

      4 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      Vodka Launch: Zodiac Vodka

      …Vodka Launch: Zodiac Vodka Zodiac Vodka, a gluten free American potato vodka, recently launched in Texas this month. Plans to expand into more markets come 2015 is exciting news for many people who live a gluten free lifestyle. I fell in love with the name, which is how this vodka grabbed my attention. Zodiac is produced in their Idaho based…

      3 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Fall Round-Up of Value Spirits: The Vodkas, Comrade

      … urbanites were in my family’s basement in Chicago, shooting pool and having a cocktail hour, an interlude devoted to bad billiards skills, dirty jokes, and drinks sweeter than the Coca-Cola that they all deemed “too tame”. My Dad’s friend Bob poured about two ounces of the Polish stuff into his highball glass, took a sip, and immediately make…

      6 readers - By The Pour Fool

      DRAFT: Fee Bros. Cardamom "Boker Style" Bitters

      …, sassafras, orange peel, coriander, and more. I won't ask for the secret recipe, but rest assured that you can add a few drops to a shot of vodka and you've effectively made a shortcut version of gin. I tried it in a gin and vodka martini, and preferred it in the latter where the flavors didn't clash with the established spice combination in the gin…

      1 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      What defines a wine region? Questions following TasteCamp in the Hudson Valley

      … made from hybrids that are remarkably popular. In the same way, one can’t think of Piemonte, as a wine region, without evoking Barolo and Barbaresco and the nebbiolo grape, but one can’t forget the barbera and dolcetto that satisfy a great number of drinkers, or the excitement found in freisa, grignolino, pelaverga or arneis. One thing…

      3 readers - By The Wine Case

      Review: Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka

      …. See below. 70 proof. A- / $25 / cropvodka.com Recipes! Crop Organic Pumpkin Ginger Cooler (Arley Howard, Top of the Hub) 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 lemon slice Nutmeg 2 parts Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka 1 part ginger liqueur 1 part sour mix Ginger ale In a highball glass, muddle brown sugar with lemon and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Add ice…

      2 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      62

      … the same wines on their wine lists: Mateus, Lancer’s, Wente Bros. Blanc de Blancs, Charles Krug Chenin Blanc, Mouton-Cadet, Weibel Green Hungarian, Blue Nun, Soave Bolla and Valpolicella and, for house wine, Inglenook Chablis. But it was at the Hungry Tiger that I discovered a much finer wine list, and Karen and I often ordered the Callaway Chenin…

      1 readers - By Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™

      Drink Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

      …, is a Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Affiliate Promise Partner, the highest tier of recognition awarded to corporations, foundations, and 3rd party fundraising organizations or events that provide exceptional financial or in-kind resources throughout the year to the Komen Puget Sound Affiliate. In honor of its support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month…

      2 readers - By Linda Kissam/ WineChixs.com

      Absolut Craft – Wait. What?

      …Grain used for Absolut growing in field in Åhus, Sweden. This is a sponsored post. There’s been a lot of talk lately about how the word “craft” applies to what we drink. We’ve covered this subject before, but mostly as it applies to independent brands. I’m going to throw something out there now. Brace yourselves. Absolut Vodka is a craft product…

      3 readers - By Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor

      Boozing in Belize

      … Winery, a winery located in Hattieville, Belize. Price tag: $11.75 Belize Dollars, or $5.87 US Dollars (2 Belize dollars for every 1 US dollar). Cashew Wine: Contrary to what you’re probably thinking right now, and contrary to what I first thought when I saw the name of this wine, cashew wine is NOT made from cashew nuts. In fact, cashew wine…

      5 readers - By The Alcohol Professor

      Alquimie: The Most Ravishing Drinks Magazine in the World?

      …, integral to the experience of drink, also receives treatment: this quarter, author Tony Tan explores the sub-regional cuisines of China. In a section devoted to tasting and reporting on spirits and wine called The Palate, they review boutique Champagne, consider the nuances of vodka (nuance being the operative word), and compare notes on several…

      3 readers - By Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINE

      With the Grain

      … The new trend of single and blended grain whisky Girvan at the 2014 Tales of the Cocktail All photos by Keith Allison. For a market that has always been about tradition, the modern whisky landscape sure does demand a lot of innovation. Chalk it up to our decreased attention span if you are gloomy, or our questing hunger for new experience…

      1 readers - By Keith Allison/ The Alcohol Professor