Penfolds Champagne and Brandy

Penfolds to produce Champagne, Napa wines and a baijiu blend

Treasury Wine Estates has announced three major extensions to its iconic Penfolds brand – wines crafted from Napa grapes, a fortified tier and a Champagne. TWE’s Chief Executive Officer Michael Clarke noted: “Today’s news on Penfolds signifies another important step on Treasury Wine Estates’ journey to invest in and build true trust marks; expanding the […]

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Sullivans Cove Brandy

Sullivans Cove to release Single Cask Brandy

Sullivans Cove Distillery has announced the launch of a limited-edition, single cask, Tasmanian brandy – Sullivans Cove XO. The brandy has been created as a partnership between Sullivans Cove and wines from Tasmania’s Huon Valley region, with a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay being used. These wines have been distilled using the same […]

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Deconstructing digestifs

While the ideal after-dinner drink is the one you most enjoy, digestifs were specifically made to aid digestion and excite your taste-buds after a meal. As opposed to aperitifs, which are light on sweetness and strength, digestifs are full-bodied desert drinks. As digestifs vary enormously among different cultures, it is hard to define their character. Some are sweet and smooth, […]

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Everything you need to know about brandy

You don’t need a leather armchair and a fireplace to enjoy a fine glass of brandy. All you need is the following knowledge: Brandy isn’t just distilled wine Though its name is a shortening of branded (or burnt) wine, brandy is any distilled and barrel-aged spirit derived from fruit juice. As with wine, grape juice is […]

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