With the increase in studies of space, everyone wants to include this topic in their talks or products whether it is the analog with orbits or liquor company claiming to import their products from galaxy. There are few such wines and beers but others are just playing with our fascination. Veteran Fritz Maytag of the legendary Anchor Brewing Company commented about three liquor brands which claimed to give heavenly treat to their liquor. First, RED FLYER, the maker Wimbledon Wine says that the wine is “From the darkest reaches of the universe comes this red wine invasion,” he says that there is an ingredient in the wine called Clone X, which he has ‘smuggled from outer space’. However, according to Maytag this is ‘bullshit’ treat. Second, TOSA SPACE SAKE, which pleased Maytag. Last October, Japan’s Kochi prefecture and 19 local breweries paid the Russian Federal Space Agency to carry some yeast into orbit. Sake containing the astro-yeast hit store shelves in April. Last but not the least is CROP CIRCLE BEER by UK-based Hop Back brewery, made with wheat from Wiltshire (a popular tourist spot for aliens). Maytag says, ‘It tickles my fancy. Chances are it’s good-quality beer, too – Wiltshire’s got a lot of wheat.’ Frankly speaking, I have not yet tasted any of them that’s why I am giving you second hand information of what Maytag says about these drinks. However, the mode that these companies have used to advertise liquor made me curious to taste these brands at least once.
It has been a long journey of 10,000years in making wine but it has never been so simple and homely before WinePod. The WinePod is a fully equipped device with 2-ton automatic wine press, temperature controller, sensor stick (with automatic Brix, pH and temperature sensors), self-cleaning and a wireless system, which is controlled by your PC/Mac. You can make 75 liters of your choice wine in this beautiful urn. The WineCoach software mentors you through the winemaking process to obtain the best results. The product is ready to be launched and people are put on waiting list for next year. This shows how enthusiastic wine lovers are with this WinePod. There is no word about its price, but price is secondary for such an exclusive device. The winery is not very huge and measures three feet. This WinePod is excellent news for wine lovers. I hope there is a system to refill the WinePod after 75 liters; otherwise, it will lack audience with the span of time. Read More
Ask any foodie or bar hopper and they will tell you that restaurant business is the best business. You shell out money in the morning and go home with profits the same day. For those who wish to take a plunge into this business what better avenue could there be than The Restaurant Show (September 18-20) at Olympia in London. This is the only show dedicated to restaurant trade with specially created food and drink areas showcasing the world’s best produce and brands Among the major features is The KNORR National Chef of the Year 2006 Competition. The competition is generating enough heat among 40 semi-finalists who will display their culinary skills live in the purpose-built competition theatre on September 18-19. The biennial contest under the aegis of Craft Guild of Chefs with KNORR as sponsor, is the most highly respected culinary challenge in the industry today. For keen wine tasters. The Sommeliers’ Lounge will offer an array of wines. Besides giving a sniff of the best wines available in the international market, the event will serve as a platform for international wine buyers and sellers to discuss deals face to face and strike bargains. Class Bar will be another attraction at the Restaurant Show. In a “watering hole” atmosphere experts from the drinks industry will speak about the changing trends and visitors can blend their business with pleasure in a relaxed environment. To add zing to the event, some of the best bartenders in the world will participate in a series of live competitions.
Mumbai alone consumes more scotch than is produced in Scotland seems like an old refrain. It even sounds deceptive. I mean, how can consumption be more than production. Well, believe it or not! The fake scotch cuppa overfloweth. But what sounds like fiction is the fact that India has succeeded in edging out U.S. to become the largest international whisky market. India’s catapulting to the top of the whisky trade graph has come at a point when European Union (EU) and Scotch Whisky Association have been throwing spanners in the form of non-trade barriers on definitional issues to keep Indian whiskies out of the global market. Under threat from increasing popularity of Indian whiskies in the international market Scotch Whisky Association does not consider Indian whisky as whisky because it is non-matured alcohol mostly made from molasses. It must be mentioned that nine Indian whiskies figured in the New York-based Impact International’s latest list of top 100 global spirits brands. According to reports, Indian whiskies account for 98% of domestic whisky consumption, and are growing 8-10% annually, which makes it one among the fastest growing whisky markets in the world. Read
When talks comes of ice wine then everyone know for that delight even pocket should be heavy. Generally, ice wines are highly priced but the price of this Royal DeMaria 2000 Chardonnay is elite. Its price made it the most expensive ice wine for $30,000 Royal DeMaria has overshadowed the Chateau Petrus (£20,000). Ice wine is made from grapes picked at -8C and these wines are among the world’s most labor-intensive wines. The Billy Myers series ice-wine is one of the 18 different varieties of ice-wine Royal DeMaria have marketed from their Ontario vineyard. These ice wines are in varying flavors and colors. There are just five cases (60 bottles) of the Chardonnay ice wine, which is named for Billy Myers. More
Duff Beer is back! The official sponsor of Homer Simpson drinking sessions is now available, thanks to Rodrigo Contreras Diaz. The beer is produced in Jalison and is only available on only websites. There is a limited edition of lager beer, selling over 200 boxes (12 bottles) in 2 weeks. When the talk of drink comes, then you always want to know about the cost of the delight and this treat is around US$ 20 (per box). So Cheers!!!!!!!!
Rock The Party With Oak Cross Enjoy party with the latest Oak Cross Whisky. If you are planning to throw a party to your friends this latest whisky from Compass Box will rock you. New oak cross whisky contains flavors of clove and vanilla with a subtle fruit character. Oak Cross casks are made of American and new French oaks. This whisky is a blend of three highland single malt whiskies from the village of Carron, Brora and Teaninich. It will cost you $40. Cheeeeeers……….
You must have seen several years old whisky and other sorts of Scotch but Highland Park Lunar Whisky is 18 3/5 year old. Lunar Bottling was done in honor of the first Lunar Nutation of the 21st century. The concept is related to a small periodic motion of the earth with respect to the pole of the ecliptic. The moon will not return to this point again until 2025. The whisky was matured in 40% fill sherry oak casks and bottled above 45.1%. There are 500 bottles available and will cost around $132. Highland Park Lunar Whisky contains flavors of toffee sweetness and smoky finish. So what you are waiting for, enjoy this unique offer by Highland Park whisky distillery. Read More
What do you say about this bottle of champagne? According to BBC report, Pernod Ricard is soon going to launch the world’s most expensive champagne. This latest champagne will be part of the Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque line. You can get it for 1,000 euros (around $1,275) per bottle. Perhaps, most of the wine aficionados will grab it to embellish their bar rather than gobble the golden pints down the gut. Read More
Are you choosy about wines? Try 007 Daniel Craig’s Bond drinks Chateau Angelus, the 1982 Angelus. The wine is featured during Bond’s dinner with Vesper Lynd, played by Eva Green. You can buy the bottle for around $220.