Tag: drinking

Armagnac: France’s “Other” Brandy

Armagnac is the "other French Brandy," the country cousin to the better known Cognac. Liquor.com has a thumbnail sketch of the spirit. [Armagnac] comes from a small region in southwest France (the entire appellation contains less than 10,000 acres) that is home to 500 independent brands and 300 co-ops producing about six million bottles per … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions: New Drinking Rules for 2012

Liquor.com offers their resolutions for the new year — some interesting advice you might want to consider. (The commentary is adapted from their piece. It's not mine. But I agree with it.) Have nightcaps and aperitifs At least once this year, try this classic style of imbibing. Visit a new bar Not that long ago, … Read more

Drinking during Prohibition

Yesterday (December 5) was the 78th anniversary of the end of Prohibition, the thirteen-year Dark Age in which it was illegal to produce or sell alcoholic beverages in the United States. (Interestingly enough, it was not illegal to consume alcohol.) December 5th is celebrated in many of the nation's bars as Repeal Day, one of … Read more