Author Archives: Joel Whitaker
Cîroc Apple is the best-selling new vodka innovation of 2016, Combs Wine & Spirits said, citing Nielsen research which showed Cîroc Apple has sold more cases than all other new vodka innovations this year. Cîroc Apple was added to the … Continue reading
Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau this morning moved to close a loophole in its labeling regulations. The proposal, scheduled to be published in the Federal Register this morning would apply to any standard grape wine covered by a … Continue reading
We’re a bit late reviewing Jim Koch‘s autobiography, Quench Your Own Thirst. That’s because unlike a lot of reviewers, I actually read every word before I write a review. My assessment of Koch’s book: It’s a 1-in-a-million. It should be … Continue reading
Take a Tour of Fort Worth’s Beer Zone For a long time, Rahr & Sons Brewing was Fort Worth’s only craft brewery and way ahead of the craft-beer curve in the rest of North Texas. But with the opening of … Continue reading
There’s new evidence that microbes influence a wine’s terroir, or its distinctive regional characteristics. The study, which appears in mBio, also suggests that such microbial signatures associated with predictable chemical profiles of wine might provide a valuable new quality-control tool for the … Continue reading
Before Prohibition, Paducah was home to more than 14 distilleries. But yesterday, Silent Brigade Distillery became the first distillery in Paducah, Ky., since Prohibition ended.