• Booze,  Podcast

    Ep 245 – Alvaro Plata: The Spoils of Spain

    Sherry is finally returning to favor in cocktails and drinking culture, but some of the details are foggy. The jet setting Alvaro Plata travels the world sharing the beautiful spirits and sherry’s of Gonzalez Byass. The beloved Spanish brandy and sherries are a labor of passion and years of tradition. As many generations of Alvaro’s family have worked with GB in Jerez, he continues the legacy whilst sharing sips around the world. We chat teaching, Nomad whiskey, economics, food, and the best flavor combo with Sherry.

  • Education,  Thoughts

    Brandy is Dandy

    Spirits like Cognac and Armagnac are world renowned treats. But did you know that they are Brandies just like Pisco or Calvados? In fact, most Cognac bottles used to read “Brandy de Cognac”. As the globally recognized cachet of “Cognac” grew, the verbiage was dropped. Brandy is a delicious category filled with rich cultural tradition and massively contrasting terroirs. I created the following infographic to help understand a bit more about Brandy across the globe. This is a good start, but there are even more varieties of Brandy…