Climate change is not just a buzzword: it is affecting real vineyards, real people and the real economy. Its impact is so huge that the style of the wines are affected by it, the way viticulturalists work in the vineyard and cellar masters do it in the wineries is also changing. It will also need an adaptation of the appellation rules in the Old World in order for the producers to be able to compete on the global and very fierce global wine market.
The Wine Forger’s Handbook: A Brief History of Wine Forgery ( CHAPTER THREE)
The Wine Forger’s Handbook: A Brief History of Wine Forgery ( CHAPTER TWO)
From deep in the heart of America comes a spirit that is quietly winning over the world. Spicy and sweet caramel and vanilla notes, a smooth palate. Then a flash of heat as you swallow, and you know you’re experiencing the characteristic “Kentucky Hug” – the lingering heat from the original American whiskey that is called Bourbon.
Spoiler alert. This column is not for the squeamish. It’s about the weirdest alcoholic beverages on the planet. Are you bored with Chardonnay? Fed up with Cabernet? Is your palate so jaded you’re looking for a new taste experience?