Category Archives: Cognac

WSWA: Blend including 150-year-old Cognac in artistic masterpiece of a bottle

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If you like Cognac and you’ve got $8,500 burning a hole in your pocket, you might want to buy one of only 300 of these gorgeous, horn-like bottles from Chapters of Ampersand. (No, they didn’t let me try any at the WSWA Convention).

WSWA: Get to know Kalikia, a brandy that’s Armenia’s answer to Cognac

I chat with Henrik Sargsyan of Prowood Wine & Spirits, importer of the Armenian Cognac-like brandy, Kalikia, at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention in Orlando.

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The Year of Drinking Adventurously on (Internet) radio Monday 9/21 at 12pm ET

Hey, on Monday, Sept. 21, I’ll be live on the internet radio show The Hospitality Industry News Network with Steven Nicolle on Voiceamerica, talking about my upcoming book, The Year of Drinking Adventurously (Turner Publishing). It all starts at 12 pm ET/11 am CT/10 am MT/9 am PT. Come listen as I officially kick off the book tour.

Here’s the link to follow:

http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/87290/jeff-cioletti-talks-his-new-book-coming-to-a-bookstore-near-you
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Drinkable Week 9/13/15: Heineken, Lagunitas, Stranahan’s whiskey and Martell Cognac

Lagunitas goes Dutch, Stranahan’s gives us a diamond and House Martell celebrates a big birthday…all on the latest edition of the drinkable week.

bookcover copy• Heineken broke the internet this week when the Dutch corporation announced it had purchased a 50 percent stake in Lagunitas Brewing Company.

• Stranahan’s Colorado whiskey announced the nationwide launch of Stranahan’s Diamond Peak a single malt whiskey combining the contents of of Master Distiller Rob Dietrich’s favorite barrels.

• More than 3,200 guests gathered recently at the Chateau de Chanteloup in Cognac, France for the 300th birthday celebration of Cognac House Martell.

You discover more about Cognac, craft beer, whiskey and many other beverages in my upcoming book, The Year of Drinking Adventurously. Turner Publishing is releasing the book on Nov. 24, but you can preorder it now at amazon, Barnes & Noble and just about anywhere else books are sold.