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The Official Cocktail of The Kentucky Derby

Mint Juleps - We love 'em! ========================== Frosted Mint JulepsFor nearly a century, the mint julep has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. The Early Times Mint Julep Cocktail is a ready-to-serve beverage that has been the "The ... Click here to read more.

The Sazerac Cocktail

The Sazerac Cocktail by gilrain.   How the Sazerac Cocktail Came to Be In 1838, Antoine Amedie Peychaud, owner of a New Orleans apothecary, treated his friends to brandy toddies of his own recipe, including his "Peychaud's Bitters," made from a secret family ... Click here to read more.

The Truth About Sulfites

What's the deal with sulfites? ------------------------------ Are they substances we need to be concerned about? When I buy a bottle of wine, it says, “contains sulfites.” Are sulfites harmful? Sulfites are a commonly used preservative found in foods, alcoholic drinks (especially wines), and ... Click here to read more.

The History of Bourbon

Heritage Pappy Van Winkle Story Pappy Van Winkle's 20 year old History of Bourbon Bourbon is America's native spirit, but with a history and tradition steeped in the cultures of the earliest settlers. This unique American product has continually evolved and been refined ... Click here to read more.

How to drink Absinthe

How to Drink Absinthe ===================== Absinthe is a formerly banned spirit drink that is made with Artemisia absinthium (wormwood) and other herbs. Also known as la fée verte (the green fairy), absinthe was originally formulated during the 18th century by the French-born Dr. ... Click here to read more.

What is Sustainable Viticulture?

by Cliff Ohmart What is Sustainable Viticulture? This is the inaugural of a bimonthly column exploring topics in sustainable viticulture, a broad topic that means many things to many people. Because people often misunderstand the term ‘sustainable’, I am devoting the first column ... Click here to read more.