Teeling bottles 18YO Renaissance whiskey

Irish whiskey producer Teeling has extended its Renaissance series with an 18-year-old single malt finished in ex-Muscat wine casks. Launched in 2019, the Renaissance series was designed to celebrate the ‘true global renaissance’ of Teeling, Dublin and Irish whiskey. The series has so far included whiskeys finished in ex-Australian Shiraz wine casks and Madeira casks. The third whiskey in the range is an 18-year-old single malt that was aged initially in ex-Bourbon barrels before being finished…

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Moët Hennessy Buys Stake in Jay-Z’s Armand de Brignac

Paris-based Moët Hennessy has acquired a 50% stake in Armand de Brignac, the Champagne brand owned by entertainer Shawn Jay-Z Carter. The partnership includes in a global distribution agreement. Often referred to as “Ace of Spades,” Armand de Brignac launched in 2006 and is known for its striking gold bottles. The brand has a strong presence in North America, Asia, and Europe, selling more than 500 000 bottles in 2019. Carter had initially owned a 50% share in Armand…

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The Best Temperature for Storing or Serving Wine

Temperature is an important factor for both the service and storage of wine. Not only is wine a perishable product that needs to be kept cool to avoid spoilage, but it also tastes differently when chilled or warmed. Our experience of wine’s flavor is dominated by aromatic compounds that are volatile and vaporize at different temperatures, plus others that can alter perceived mouthfeel as well, like tannins. If you try the same wine from two…

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Sweet Wine Cocktails From The South of France

Wine cocktails use a variety of wine styles, from the old-school spritzer to the prosecco-based Bellini to the New York Sour’s dry red wine float. The fortified sweet wines or Vins Doux Naturels (VDNs) from Roussillon in the South of France provide a unique base for creative cocktails, thanks to their residual sugars and aromatic quality. You could use any fortified sweet wines in cocktails, but Roussillon VDNs represent the region’s long history of innovative winemaking.…

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Ex-Russian Standard CEO creates Coalition Whiskey

The former CEO of Russian Standard USA has released the ‘first’ 100% rye whiskey to be finished in ex-Bordeaux wine barrels, called Coalition Whiskey. Developed by former Russian Standard USA CEO Leonid Yangarber, alongside Kentucky Artisan Distillery owner Steve Thompson and wine consultant Ludwig Vanneron, Coalition Whiskey is available in three variants finished in ex-Bordeaux wine barrels. The 100% rye whiskey used to make Coalition comprises a blend of five-year-old rye produced by the Kentucky…

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