Wine, Whisk(e)y, and more
Daniel Titz and Dorian Lebherz are studying at the Film Academy of Baden-Württemberg, and their school helped them produce this incredible spec spot that will make you want to drink away the tears.
The Texas Wine and Whiskey Club’s first tasting was of an American classic, Bourbon. While we could have done a huge array of bourbons, we decided on the Weller family since Buffalo Trace (who bought Stitzel-Weller) was about to release their select reserves of all the high end stuff, like Pappy van Winkle.
I great highlight video of Texas's very first (legal) bourbon distillery. Located in Hye, Texas, its near Austin, and 290 wine route many of Texas's wines are made. Make sure to stop by if you're in the area.
West Texas isn't just home to Oil and Gas anymore. CBS DFW highlights some of the more interesting facts surrounding one of Texas's largest grape producing areas.
Winemaking, aka Homebrewing is legal in the USA. Though rules must be followed. Below are what I've researched, and what are considered common practices.
My previous tutorial overviewed the 27 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon I made. AS I described the results were not perfect; far from it. And the lessons learned were few... Not the best duo.
Hit Kentucky's Bourbon Trail in search of the best of this original American spirit. Still largely made by hand, with secret recipes passed down through generations... go inside an award-winning distillery to see how the best is done.
At the end of 2014 I made my first batch of wine. 27 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon. It wasn't perfect; but the feeling of success made the first sip I had of it one of the best wines I've ever had... That feeling didn't last. It quickly went from the best wine, to an average table wine. What happened?
2016 is going to be a good year for Kentucky and Bourbon. The Story of Bourbon is a movie getting made next year. Keep an eye out for it, should be good.
My first label of Poor Man's Pappy came out great. See what else I finished in 2014.
Bitters are the salt and pepper of the cocktail world. They add that final touch of flavor to a cocktail that creates the perfect balance. Every one uses the staples like Angostura, Peychaud's and Orange, but it is not that hard to make your own with a high proof neutral spirit, a blend of herbs, spices, bittering agents, and some other flavors.
Here is my first attempts at barrel aging my own whiskey. Aging your own whiskey is so cool, but in almost everything I have read, starting with the white dog whiskey just makes oaky white dog whiskey that's now brown. Now don't take me wrong, I think it's awesome I got to make my own whiskey, but while it's awesome, it's really kinda crap whiskey.
Texas has a long-standing good reputation as a whiskey- and tequila-drinking state, but only in this century have Texans begun to make respectable liquor. At least ten Texas-owned spirits producers are now able to put out bottles of booze that compete with the best liquors on the market.
Let these 10 wines usher in Fall.
Try these 8 wines to set the Holloween mood.
Find the right wine to pair with your healthy meals.
Syrah. Shiraz. Petite Sirah. These wines sound similar and in result, leave people confused what's the difference between the three of them.
Decanting introduces oxygen to wine. This simple step oxidizes stinky aroma compounds into less detectable smells. It also reduces the concentration of certain acids and tannins, making wine taste smoother. In short, it’s magic.
Champagne is somewhere up there with the caviar and Porsche's of the world. We've all heard of it before, some of us even know the exact region in France where it's created. But very few of us know the history of Champagne and the key figures who have helped make it one of the world's premier goods.