Monthly Archives: November 2012

Just in Time for the Holidays: George Dickel Rye

The George Dickel distillery, purveyors of fine Tennessee whisky, have something new up their sleeves this year: a straight rye whiskey. Although there's nothing actually Tennessean about it — the whisky is made in Indiana and bottled in Illinois — the early reports are very good. I hope to be doing a tasting soon. From Mad Men fashion to … Read more

What to Drink for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is tomorrow in the U.S., that national holiday in celebration of overindulging. Millions of turkeys will be devoured, along with enough sides to make a new set of Dungeons and Dragons dice. But we're not here to talk about the bird. Wine is the traditional accompaniment for the Thanksgiving feast. Pinot Noir and Riesling make … Read more

Ask the Professor: Allergic to Yeast and Corn

Jacqui M. writes in to ask: I have recently developed a severe allergy to corn and yeast. Can you imagine how difficult it is to find something to drink for a cocktail? Help would be greatly appreciated. I love vodka. Can you recommend a brand that would be safe for me? I'm not qualified to give medical advice … Read more

Whiskeys from Buffalo Trace Distillery Named Best in the World

Awards should always be taken with a grain of salt. Is the film that wins the Academy Award really the best picture of the year? Was Shakespeare in Love really better than Saving Private Ryan? Although the most prestigious awards do lend some measure of objective credibility to the winners, ultimately it's still a subjective process. … Read more