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Port Wines

Port Wines

Port is a fortified wine made in a specific area of Portugal called the Douro Valley, and is made from certain grapes only grown in this particular region. After fall harvesting, the grapes are then crushed and fermented for around 7 days, or until the alcohol content...

What is Sherry?

What is Sherry?

Sherry is a fortified wine which can only be made in a small area of Spain called “the sherry triangle” between Sanlucar de Barrameda, Jerez de la Frontera, and El Puerto de Santa Maria. Sherry is made from three different grape varieties, Palomino for dry styles of...

Rhum Martinique

Rhum Martinique

Rum’s origins can be traced to the Caribbean, a group of islands curving from Cuba to Trinidad. Each of these islands has created its own style and approach to making rum. Martinique rum may be one of the most unique tasting of all the island rums. Martinique rum is...

Wine Barrel vs. Whiskey Barrel

Wine Barrel vs. Whiskey Barrel

When customers not directly in the beverage industry visit our warehouse they often ask why wine barrels and whiskey barrels look so much different?  Why are wine barrels more pristine, their joinery more refined, and their hoops comparatively untarnished?  Why do...

Is Jack Daniel’s really bourbon?

Is Jack Daniel’s really bourbon?

Ah, one of those age old questions often debated well into the night, like the existence of Sasquatch or whether Elvis is really dead? (I’d believe the former before the latter). Although Jack Daniel’s is actually distilled much like bourbon, according to old Jack it...

What’s a Mash Bill?

What’s a Mash Bill?

If you’re a whiskey drinker like me, you may have come across the term, “mash bill” and like me, have wondered just what it refers to? Essentially, a mash bill is a recipe – a list of ingredients indicating what types of grain are being used to distill a particular...