The Fine Spirits

  • Wine Business Course for the Wine Industry

    Under the current scenario of sales, consumption trends and world economy, it has become a necessity for the hospitality and wine industries to implement new marketing and promotional techniques as well as innovative events. Marketing and promotion are one of the weakest points of the wine and hospitality industries, especially in Europe. Another of the weak areas of the industry is its events, which could reach potential consumers and boost consumption. Most wine and food events rely on...

  • AMAZING MUSEUMS FOR GREAT DRINKING

    La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, France (image: Casson Mann) Paintings, sculpture, artifacts – all great ways to get an educational, illuminating glimpse into an era or a culture. It’s no different for hooch. Whether you’re heading to Kentucky or Kinsale, Ireland, these seven institutions of, er, higher learning will give you much to ponder over your next dram. (image: Stephen Binns) 1: MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL (NEW ORLEANS) Leave it...

  • The Best Spirits And Cocktails

    Photo by Adam Morganstern Beaufort Bar, Savoy Hotel, London. Put away your camera phones, and stop obsessing over the bitters the bartender is making in his backyard. I asked a group of top mixologists and spirits writers what they're looking forward to drinking more of in 2018, and once again there is a call to keep things simple — and to show some love to your familiar favorites haunts and mixologists. A new bergamot-forward spirit, Italicus, is becoming...

  • 10 Best-Selling Champagne Brands in the World

    elebrate with one of the finest champagne brands in the world BY HOLLIE BELL  0 To celebrate a special occasion properly, make sure you choose the best champagne on offer. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best champagne brands of the year… Who doesn’t love a little glass – or, in fact, a whole bottle of bubbly? Yes, we thought so. But what brands are doing the business? Which champagne brands are proving most popular? Subscribe to the What’s On...

  •   (illustration: Elizabeth Reyes) You know who knows best which bottles to buy? The people who pour and sell drinks—that’s who. We asked dozens of top bartending and spirits industry professionals to tell us which bottles they love and why. Heads up: The numerical order below is not organized by importance or quality; it’s an alphabetical list, not a ranking. Prices are averages and can vary from state to state. 1: COPPER & KINGS...

  • The 10 Most Expensive Alcoholic Drinks On Earth To the eternal displeasure of sober souls everywhere, alcohol is one drug that is deeply ingrained in our collective culture. Not just here in the western world either; evidence of the consumption of To the eternal displeasure of sober souls everywhere, alcohol is one drug that is deeply ingrained in our collective culture. Not just here in the western world either; evidence of the consumption of alcoholic beverages can be...

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