First things first, we are going to start with the question, “What exactly is Whiskey?” Whiskey (or Whisky) is a spirit that is distilled from fermented grain and is then usually aged in wooden barrels for a period of time. Whiskey can come from all over the world and each area of origin generally has its own style. Factors that can distinguish the different styles can be the type of grain used (might be corn, barley, rye or wheat), barrel type used, aging time and distillation technique.
Now, onto what makes Irish whiskey Irish. The first important factor (as I’m sure you have already guessed) it must be made on the island of Ireland. This includes the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The spirit ranges from a pale gold color to dark amber. read more
If you’ve ever seen a number listed above a wine, you might have wondered, “What does this number mean?” Well, lucky for you, we’re here to explain.
There are numerous trusted wine publications that taste thousands of wines each year and give each one a rating out of 100. The few that Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate by Robert Parker, Wine Enthusiast and James Suckling. Wines are generally tasted blind, which means the critic tasting each wine doesn’t have any information about the wine except the general type (Chardonnay, Cabernet etc.) and the vintage. This keeps these ratings unbiased and allows for an honest score. read more
Finding the perfect sparkling wine to fit everyone’s tastes (or even just your own) can be difficult. We wanted to help by creating a quick reference guide below to help you find the perfect bottle. If you still have more questions stop by Bremer’s Wine and Liquor and we’ll help you find just what you’re looking for.
Dry to Sweet
Wine | $9.99
Cabernet Sauvignon – 100 Calories per 5 fl oz serving
Moscato – 100 Calories per 5 fl oz serving
Pinot Grigio – 100 Calories per 5 fl oz serving
Red Blend – 100 Calories per 5 fl oz serving
Rosé – 100 Calories per 5 fl oz serving
White Blend – 100 Calories per 5 fl oz serving
Vodka | $14.99
Bare Naked – 75.1 calories per 1.5 fl oz
Cucumber – 75.8 calories per 1.5 fl oz
Tangerine – 75.6 calories per 1.5 fl oz
Ready-to-Serve Cocktails | $10.99
Margarita – 37.3 calories per 1.5 fl oz
White Peach Margarita – 37.2 calories per 1.5 fl oz
White Cranberry Cosmo – 34 calories per 1.5 fl oz
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1. To do our part, Sutter Home will donate $1 to National Breast Cancer Foundation, up to $50,000, for every cork, screw cap, or capsule received by mail or as a texted photo between September 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. read more
Don’t be afraid to go pink!
Many people think of rosés and they think of super-sweet pink wine… but what you might not know is that traditionally rosés are dry. As a general guideline most Old World (European) rosé wines will be on the dry side and most New World (everywhere else) rosé wines will be less dry. For example, most rosé wines made in NYS will be on the sweet side.
1.“In ancient Greece, a dinner host would take the first sip of wine to assure guests the wine was not poisoned, hence the phrase “drinking to one’s health.” “Toasting” started in ancient Rome when the Romans continued the Greek tradition but started dropping a piece of toasted bread into each wine glass to temper undesirable tastes or excessive acidity.”
2.“Early Roman women were forbidden to drink wine, and a husband who found his wife drinking was at liberty to kill her. Divorce on the same grounds was last recorded in Rome in 194 B.C.” This would certainly not fly today!