Daily News: The Next Agave Spirit, The Art of Refrigerator Aging

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – The Smithsonian is searching for a beer historian to assist in documenting and preserving the recent history of craft brewing. – In Lucky Peach, Kevin Pang offers an up-close-and-personal look at the fine art of refrigerator aging. – According to Ying Tey Reinhardt, the only thing More

Daily News: Whiskey-Aging Arms Race, Chickpea Froth Cocktails

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Two plaques have been installed in the Hungarian village of Mád to commemorate the important role played by Jewish families in the production of the region’s famed Tokaj wine. –  A half-century ago, Robert Mondavi began the transformation of Napa Valley from plum country to wine mecca with the More

Daily News: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Wine, Best Rum for Daiquiris

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Though Cuba’s Havana Club rum is legendary, a blind taste test concludes that Caña Brava performs better in daiquiris. – A host of new startups is changing the wine market, altering how we discover new bottles to how we purchase them. – Jeffrey Morgenthaler pens an More

Daily News: Alcoholic Coffee Cocktails, Wine Militants in France

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – In the New York Times, Rosie Schaap delves into the art of naming cocktails. – Coffee roasters since 1920, Kobrick Coffee Company has opened its first café in Manhattan where it serves alcoholic “coffee cocktails” alongside traditional fare. – In protest of cheap wine imports, More

Daily News: Where the British Public Drinks, Vandalism in the Loire

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – To win the coveted Waiters Cup, London’s waitstaff must race down the streets of SoHo, each carrying a tray, a napkin, a glass and half a bottle of Champagne, without spilling. – Disputes over who can grow Sauvignon Blanc in the Loire have More

Daily News: Day Drinking In New Orleans, Vodka Mixers in Taiwan

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – In the New York Times, Robert Simonson traces the Moscow Mule’s rise from obscurity to ubiquity over the past decade. – Food and drinks innovator, Dave Arnold, highlights the ten cocktails that made his career, from the Gin & Tonic to the Thai basil Daiquiri. – More

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Daily News: A Day in the Life of a Brewer, Icelandic Vodka from GOT‘s “The Mountain”

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known for his Game of Thrones character, Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane, has his own vodka brand made from pure, Icelandic water. – Dave McIntyre sings the praises of Austrian white wines from the 2015 vintage. – Jim Meehan offers his More

Daily News: Vaping Booze, Sipping Yeast

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – In Bucharest, Romania, it’s not uncommon to be served Affligem, the yeast used in brewing, in a small glass alongside beer as a delicacy. – A particularly rainy summer in Britain threatens not only wildlife but also sloe berries, the key ingredient More

Daily News: Fraudulent French Wine, The Best Beer Lists in America

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A winemaker in France has been caught passing off Spanish wine as French. – German pinot noir is filling the void left by hail-stricken Burgundy. – Aaron Goldfarb offers his top 15 best beer lists in America. – Vinho verde usually conjures up visions of white More

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Daily News: Drinking While Shopping, Whiskey Barrel-Aged Wine

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Pajarete, a combination of fresh milk, chocolate, cane sugar and a measure of alcohol, is a popular Mexican hair-of-the-dog. – At Aviary in Chicago, chef Grant Achatz applies his culinary techniques to cocktails. – High-end grocery stores are increasingly offering a range of More

The Punch A-Z

Distillation

(n.) A chemical process used to make high-alcohol spirits, distillation separates ethanol (drinking alcohol) from water. The basic steps: A mix of ethanol and water, usually derived from fermentation, is heated. Water and ethanol have different boiling points, so the alcohol evaporates into steam first, which can then be condensed and collected. Archeological evidence of […]

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