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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: 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

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.