Italy shines again with an inexpensive bubbly that can help brighten the quarantine, plus a vibrant white wine to drink with all sorts of seafood.
Restaurants, breweries embracing more alcohol delivery, carryout
With revenue down because of banned dine-in services, some eateries are taking advantage of the governor’s order allowing more restaurants and breweries to temporarily offer carryout and delivery of alcohol.Read More
Indiana distilleries among those producing hand sanitizer
Hotel Tango Distillery in Indianapolis said Monday that it is temporarily adding a new high-proof ethyl alcohol-based hand cleaner to its line of products.Read More
Filmmaker peddles Spanish wine in the United States
When Indianapolis outdoorsman and filmmaker Eddie Brochin was asked to lead adventure tours on a Mexican ranch in 2013, he had no idea it would lead him to import and distribute wine.Read More
Alcohol colossus seeking Indiana permit after Supreme Court ruling opens door
Total Wine & More, the nation’s largest retailer of beer, wine and spirits, has applied to the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission to open a store in part of a former Marsh Supermarkets in Nora.Read More
Here’s a chance to taste history in an unusual red wine from southwestern Spain, as well as the future in a pinot noir from a cutting-edge, high-altitude winery in Patagonia.
Many high-end wineries sell primarily to restaurants, and that market dried up with the novel coronavirus pandemic. They need to create cash flow and free up space in their cellars to process the next vintage. Unloading some wine at a deep discount makes sense.
This week’s wines include three rosés and two reds to pair with your last grilled meals of summer.
In a May survey of 3,800 restaurants, the association found that 78% of operators who were selling alcohol to go had brought back laid-off employees, compared to 62% of operators overall.
This week we have three superb reds. Two are terrific bargains—an Argentine bonarda that led my list of greatest values in 2018 and a sleeper carignan from the Mediterranean coast of France. The third is a textbook cabernet franc from France’s Loire Valley. For white wine lovers, we explore the sweetness spectrum with an off-dry, flowery blend based on gewurztraminer and an inexpensive moscato from Sicily that conjures summer brunches on the patio.
This week’s selections include a spritzy rosé of vinho verde from a Portuguese label that has consistently proven its value. And, if wine seems heavy in the heat, we also have a low-alcohol line from California.
The bag-in-the-box keeps the wine fresh for several days and even weeks in the refrigerator, always available for a glass while cooking dinner, a splash for deglazing a pan, or a final sip while cleaning up.
Fans of natural wine will want to check out this week’s top recommendation: a delicious red blend from southern France from a producer who is pushing against the traditional appellation boundaries.
This week’s selection of five delicious, affordable wines starts with three from Italy—an absolutely outstanding Montepulciano d’Abruzzo; a simple, tasty rosso for pasta night; and a delightful, slightly bitter rosato. We round out the list with two classic values from France.
The key is to look for pinot grigio from northern Italy, where altitude helps preserve the grapes’ acidity and freshness.
We have three stellar rosés from California’s Paso Robles, New York’s Finger Lakes and Oregon plus two rich, juicy reds to match with your burgers or ribs from the grill.
if you are drinking vodka neat, over ice or in a vodka martini, you will pick up distinctions in sweetness, aroma and mouthfeel.
A national alcohol retailer with more than 200 stores in 24 states is a step closer to doing business in Indiana after a federal court temporarily barred Indiana from enforcing a prohibition that keeps out-of-state businesses from holding liquor permits.
The Distillery Trail brochure and map lists 18 distilleries that are part of the Indiana Grown initiative and produce craft spirits, such as whiskey, vodka and gin.
IBJ reporter John Russell explains a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could open the door to out-of-state liquor stores moving into Indiana—including Total Wine & More, a Maryland-based chain that has applied for a permit to open in a former Marsh store.
The Carmel City Council this week approved building manager Keystone Realty Group’s application to use the city’s final available new three-way liquor license for a restaurant at 110 W. Main St.
After nearly two years of preparation, Primeval Brewing co-founders Nathan Compton and Tim Palmer opened their European-style beer hall in Noblesville to a line that wrapped around the block.
Grand Junction Brewing Co.’s tap room and production facility, which opened about a mile away in 2017, will remain open.
One of Brown County’s newest tourist draws is also perhaps its most unusual. And it’s an integral part of the fast-growing family of local culinary/adult-beverage brands including Big Woods, Quaff ON and Hard Truth Distillery.