Mark reports on a remarkable tasting of aged rums from the Bacardi Facundo Collection: four selections from the family’s private reserve, now released in a limited edition. He also examines the American renaissance in hard cider, revealed in a new website by blogger Tom Wark called The Cider Journal (ciderjournal.com). Turning his attention to wine served at 30,000 feet, he probes the fact that airline passengers spend more money on alcohol than anything else while aloft—despite the fact that their choices are predictably awful. On Bizarre Beverage News, he reveals the startling fact that French employers are now allowed to ban wine from the workplace, looks at the one country where wine is still made by treading the grapes by foot (Portugal), and evaluates the reviews of a new and influential wine critic: a Shiba Inu living in Manhattan.
Binny’s Beverage Depot—Link to: http://www.binnys.com
Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History—Link to:
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