The Angels Took Their Share, Now It’s Time for the Devil’s Cut

If you’ve been around the world of spirits (and by “spirits” I mean liquor, not ghosts), you’ve heard the term “Angel’s Share.” When distillers put their precious liquid in barrels for aging, a certain amount gets evaporated or soaked...
Posted On 24 Jun 2011

Seeing Wine with the Mind’s Eye

I’m not a huge fan of wine, and I can’t profess to know that much about it. For me wine is a bit like golf. I just don’t get it. Besides, my beer-drinking schedule leaves very little room for deviation. What I can appreciate, however, is a good story and Alex Elman Wines has just...
Posted On 24 Jun 2011

Add Some Summer Sweetness to Your Warm Weather Cocktails With Cruzan Strawberry Rum

As I’ve said many times before, it’s always a good idea to include some sweeter, fruitier drinks at the pool party or barbecue, for the ladies who want to imbibe but aren’t in the mood for your famous bourbon and Coke, or shot gunning beers. Not that it’s...
Posted On 24 Jun 2011