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What Is the Aging Process of Whiskey Like?

March 10, 2023

Whiskey is distilled beer that has been aged in barrels of oak. The distilling process itself came from Africa to Europe courtesy of the Moors and spread throughout the United Kingdom by the 14th century. When whiskey is aged, how is it affected? […]

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Do Sommeliers Sometimes Fake Smells?

July 11, 2017

Are some soms playing an elaborate game of “nose telephone,” in which they don’t actually smell a flavor in wine but say they do? Professor Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, Master of Wine discuses her view on the issue below. […]