In an area where crafted spirits are booming, Japanese ancestral spirit is gaining interest among European and American. But what is Shōchū exactly? Modern Shōchū may be broadly divided into two legally defined categories: Shōchū that is continuously-distilled to high strength, generally, doesn’t show any raw material typicity and consumed locally – usually cheap. Shōchū that is distilled
Au temps où les Craft-spirits sont en plein essor, l’ancestral spiritueux Japonais suscite un intérêt grandissant pour les européens et les américains. Mais qu’est-ce que le Shōchū ?
Let’s cross the Atlantic and go to the USA. For once we don’t go until the Far West and California but we stay to the East in New-York State. Let me bring you to the North of this State close to the Canadian border. No wandering inside the Big Apple but through vines and lakes. Maybe
Connaissez-vous les termes figurant sur les bouteilles de Tequila et Mezcal ? Il existe plusieurs termes d’étiquetage importants qui indiquent le type et le style de Tequila ou de Mezcal contenus dans la bouteille. Tout d’abord quelques informations sur les techniques de production pour élaborer plusieurs styles très distincts de ces spiritueux. La matière première pour élaborer le Tequila
Imagine yourself in front of a lake with turquoise water, on which the reflection of snow-capped mountains dances, overlooking plains punctuated by rows of vines as far as the eye can see. All this under a bright sunshine, nuanced by a refreshing sea breeze. Where are you? New Zealand of course! A perfect compromise between the
Last January was the first edition of the WSET level 3 in spirits in France. That was in Paris in the marvelous place of “La Maison du Whisky”, in the “Lab” most precisely. This is a place dedicated to the tasting and the discovery of the world of spirits. I had the chance to be part of
A few days ago, I was hosting a spirits tasting for some young wine merchants. Absorbed in my routine, I started the tasting of the first sample after some quick observations. My group followed suit, except for one young woman, who called out to me, "Hugo, this is silly, but how do you taste spirits?" After
Gauthier Bernardo In 1936, this PDO (AOC) was part of the first one created. Being shadowed by more prestigious AOC like Sauternes, it crossed ages to live a revival since few years now. Also called « Bi dou Rei, Rei dou bi »: « Wine of King, King of Wine » in Bearn dialect, wines from Jurançon AOC are something special to