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

IMG_1917

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: Winestar brings French wine in cans to the U.S.

Wine in cans can be a polarizing concept, but if the French can embrace, it’s probably okay for the rest of us. Winestar shows off its line of aluminum-packaged wines at the 74th WSWA Convention

WSWA: Call for Cocktails Mixology Competition

As if bartending weren’t a high-pressure gig in and of itself, imagine racing against a countdown clock to mix a high-quality craft cocktail for folks scrutinizing your every move. That’s the scene at the Call for Cocktails Mixology competition at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s 74th annual convention at the Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando. Here’s a quick look:

 

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.

IMG_1835

WSWA: Chat w/ David Solomon of Brod Irish Whiskey & Golia Mongolian vodka

GOLIA_bottles_1_900 copy

A few words with David Solomon, importer of Brod Irish Whiskey and Golia Mongolian vodka.

Video Updates from the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention

WSWA banner copy

I’m at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) convention in Orlando, updating with frequent interviews, images and other goings-on at this week’s three-day convention and expo.