Organic Vs. BioDynamic Wine: What’s The Difference?

Prior to the Industrial Revolution, all farming was organic by today’s standards. Nowadays, the norm in commercial agriculture is to boost crop productivity with chemicals, hormones and genetically modified organisms. In conventional grape growing for the wine industry, synthetic fungicides, herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers are all routinely applied in the vineyard. Some wine additives are permitted as well. However, reducing or eliminating the use of such chemicals can increase quality dramatically in ways that are…

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Easter Cocktails to Spring For

Spring is here, the Easter Bunny is coming and so is summer. Here are a few fresh and fun cocktail ideas for the season.   All Rabbits Go To Heaven All Rabbits Go To Heaven¾ oz. Rabbit Hole Rye ¼ oz. Pear brandy ¼ oz. Yellow Chartreuse ½ oz. Carrot syrup ½ oz. Lemon juice Combine ingredients (except wine) and shake. Shake/double strain into coupe glass top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a pear fan. Rabbit Hole…

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Bubbling Wines Pop On-premise

Sparkling wine may still largely be the beverage of celebration, but more consumers are opting for bubbly as an everyday pleasure and also enjoying it before—and during—the meal. The white-hot trend of prosecco has been fueling the growth, but other types of sparkling wines are seeing healthy sales as well. Champagne and sparkling wine consumers have “graduated, if you will” to drinking bubbly more regularly, says Marina Velez, manager of information services for the Beverage…

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