Booze from October 2010

October 2010 Booze Archive from Foodepedia

  • Ron Zacapa, the story behind the rum

    Saturday October 30th, 2010

    “When you make rum just to make rum, you make Ron Zacapa.”Those would be famous last words if they weren't the first thing that Master Blender Lorena Vasquez tells Qin Xie about Ron Zacapa, the Guatemalan rum brand established in 1976 to celebrate the centenary of the city of Zacapa. Qin Xie met Lorena at Rumfest to learn more about the rum, which although hasn't officially been launched in the UK, has been growing in popularity amongst bartenders and now the public.

  • De Bortoli wines from Australia

    Monday October 25th, 2010

    De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family company established in Australia back in 1928 after Vittorio and Guiseppina De Bortoli emigrated there from Northern Italy. The family continue to produce some wines that were made when the winery started up all those years ago, whilst developing new varieties through the generations. We tried three of the De Bortoli range recently and excellent wines they were too.

  • Leasingham Magnus Riesling 2009

    Wednesday October 20th, 2010

    This is an excellent, very pale, white that’s great to drink either on its own or with food. As you pour the wine and lift it to your nose you get clean grassy and delicate floral notes, giving the impression that it's quite light, but nothing could be further from the truth.

  • The devil rides out - the wines of Casillero del Diablo

    Wednesday October 13th, 2010

    They say the devil has the best tunes, does he have the best wines though and will they all be red? Nick Harman ascends from the cellar to the top floor of Soho's Gautier to meet the devil's right hand man Marcelo Papa and pair his wines with Gauthier's food.

  • Pony Tail

    Saturday October 2nd, 2010

    ‘It’s probably not going to make me a millionaire,’ said Shabani as the barman charged our glasses for the third time before we decamped to another Mayfair stockist. ‘In fact it’s going to take three years to break even,’ he added. Douglas Blyde hears a tail of Konik's Vodka.