Category Archives: Distillation

Sunset of Tequila Sunrise Era

Frozen, fruity or sip-worthy, aged and 100% agave Tequilas have displaced last century’s classic sunrise cocktail.  by David Lincoln Ross Today’s Tequila marketers continue to innovate. With new and established brands creating category-expanding sparkling and flavorful line extensions, the category … Continue reading

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Armagnac Talk & Tasting for the Culinary Historians of New York at Astor Center

ARMAGNAC Talk & TASTING for the                                                                       Culinary Historians of New York   From Ancient Egypt to Gascony: The Story of France’s Oldest Brandy                                                                                  December 3, 2012, Astor Center,  New York City Presented by David Lincoln Ross,                                                                                           Member, Compagnie des Mousquetaires … Continue reading

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Armagnac Expert Interviewed on Heritage Radio Network – What Do Musketeers Love To Drink?

All for one, one for all: The Musketeers’s group sculpture in Condom, France, in the heart of the Armagnac region in southwest France; left-to-right: D’Artagnan, Aramis, Athos, and Portos. “D’Artagnan: Why is Athos sitting by himself? Aramis: He takes his … Continue reading

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Boozy Flavors – The New “Tippling” Point

     Malcom Gladwell’s best-seller “Tipping Point” posits, as his sub-title suggests, “How little things can make a big difference.” Well, something similar may be happening in the vodka and Bourbon categories – it involves chocolate cupcakes and black cherries. A recent … Continue reading

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Armagnac: A True Winter Warmer

  GASCONY’S FIERY BRANDY: ARMAGNAC by David Lincoln Ross Info Armagnac, that under-appreciated and fiery Gascon brandy, has a long history. David Lincoln Ross pays tribute—and shares a recipe for a winter warmer perfect for a musketeer. As 2011’s winter … Continue reading

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