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November 2010

Sherry Bodega Visit: Harvey's

In September 2010 I visited several sherry bodegas. Here are pictures and a few notes from Bodegas Harvey's. (At the vineyard.) (The white, chalky soil of Jerez not only seals in water to get the vines through the dry season, it reflects sunlight up to the bottom of the vines... Read more →


Drinking Trivia

Not the sort of thing I usually post, but why not? There's a new Ripley's Believe It or Not book out called Enter If You Dare! , and it has some goofy boozy trivia. Beer Lake - pg. 188: A beer lake was formed in the German city of Kassel... Read more →


The Top Five Misconceptions About Tequila

In November 2010 I visited seven tequila distilleries in Jalisco, Mexico. We were hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the US (DISCUS), as well as by the CNIT, the Camara Nacional de la Industria Tequila. Both are industry-sponsored groups with many different brands as members. Judith Meza, who works... Read more →


The New ZU Review

Just kidding, it's not a review. So there is a new bison grass vodka called ZU on the market from the people who make Zubrowka bison grass vodka. It has a similar name and similar bottle so I asked what is the difference? They responded: ZU is produced for the... Read more →