High taxation in the civil war era, meant once-popular rye whiskey lost ground to cheaper alternatives, including ‘rotgut’ and, later, bourbon.
A tour of the Highlands’ distilleries, from accessible Tullibardine to the world’s most expensive single malt – a US$1.9 million Macallan.
Despite being just over 40 kilometres long, the Isle of Islay is home to several distilleries – here is the pick of the bunch.
A versatile grape, zinfandel can be made into many styles of wine: jammy, blackberry- and plummy fruit-packed.
Get creative with the contents of your drinks cabinet with these riffs on classic cocktails, then Zoom your friends and compare results.
There is much to discover about the discreet charms of the classic cocktail ingredient.
Vinho verde, or ‘green wine’ refers to young wine and should be consumed within a year of its vintage.
Spain has more than 400 grape varieties, many of which are indigenous. Here are a few to look out for.
From fiery Sichuan cuisine to hot South American dishes, pick whites with a fruity sweetness.
The average South Korean aged over 20 drinks 87 bottles of soju a year, or 1½ bottles per week.
The two American whiskeys are similar in many ways, but there are crucial differences in production technique – and flavour.
Despite gaining popularity in recent years, the distilled spirit has been around in various forms for millennia.
Warmer weather has already had an impact on the flavour profile of popular wines, such as New Zealand’s Marlborough sauvignon blanc.
French fries and dried mango contain far more sulphites than wines, so surely a glass or two of vino can’t do much harm
The distinctive wine is made from the quirky savagnin grape grown in Jura, the smallest of France’s AOS regions
Calvados, the fruit brandy made in France’s Normandy region comes in three sub-categories, AOC Calvados, AOC Calvados Pays d’Auge and AOC Calvados Domfrontais
The process helps to aerate younger wines and remove sediment from older bottles
The mountains between the Mayacamas and Vaca ranges are home to some small vineyards, which produce complex, coveted wines
In the North American country, a whole world of wines are waiting for their day in the sun
Which white to order if you’ve been denied a red, and why the pop of a champagne cork never gets old
The distinctive style of champagne, made from 100 per cent chardonnay, is the tipple of choice for the festive season
From bottles of Bordeaux to a show-stopping champagne, these presents are sure to make the receiver smile
You don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy a good tipple from the wine capital of the world
The accidental import of a microscopic insect by a Rhône Valley wine merchant led to the destruction of almost of all Europe’s vineyards; small pockets of vines escaped the blight, and produce grapes to this day.
Why not just leave it to the experts to work out while you relax with a nice glass of red?
Asian winemakers have learned to adapt, and their pioneering spirits have paid off
Whether a winemaker, grape grower, sommelier or wine dealer, all industry aficionados observe the same standards when deciding where to award the medals
From Shandong to Yunnan, Chinese winemakers are drawing on old-world expertise to create the potential classics of tomorrow
Immersing bottles in the sea can be an eco-friendly way to age wines
The fruit of a viticulture professor’s labour, this easy-growing grape yields a bold and aromatic wine