September 2010: A glass of fino sherry freshly poured from a barrel still retains some flor. Read more here.
The large wheel (tahona) at the Olmeca Altos distillery in Mexico is pulled by driver-free motor. They still need a guy to walk behind it and scrape up the crushed agave, so it's not all that high-tech. Read more here.
April 2012: Tabasco sauce ages in Louisiana for 3 years in ex-bourbon barrels: about 50,000 of them. Read more here.
November 2011: Oil Bar in Tokyo serves only two things: Jack Daniel's and Triangle Shochu. Read about my trip to Japan here.
September 2008: This was taken and Bodegas Williams and Humbert in the sherry region of spain. Learn more about that here.
May 2008: At a hotel near the Glenmorangie distillery in Scotland, a bag piper plays on the grounds. Read more here.
September 2008: Piles of pears to be made into eau de vie at St. George Spirits in Alameda, California. Read about it here.