Panagopoulos Pushes Liqueur Limits With KLEOS – The Heights – The Heights

Homer’s Iliad tells the story of mythic Greek soldiers like Achilles and Odysseus sieging the city of Troy in search of kleos—Greek for “renown” or “glory.” Homer’s exact birthplace is of scholarly debate, but some place it on the island of Chios. Now, roughly 29 centuries later, this same island would be a key site in entrepreneur Effie Panagopoulos’ own search for kleos.

Chios’ main claim to fame, other than Homer, is the production of mastiha, a type of resin gum …….


All Mariah Carey Wants for Christmas Is You (to Drink Her New Liqueur) – Rolling Stone

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This August, Mariah Carey took to Instagram to announce the launch of her own line of liquor, Black Irish. “Two years in the making…Truly a cause for celebration,” she exclaimed to her 10.4 million followers. Though many “lambs” surely shared in her excitement, f…….


Everything You Need to Know About Becherovka, the Czech Herbal Liqueur | Wine Enthusiast – Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online

Made from a secret recipe of about 20 herbs and spices, Becherovka is a Czech liqueur with a history that’s just as rich and complex as its flavor.

Pronounced beck-ur-ohv-kuh, the spirit was invented when businessman and pharmacist Josef Vitus Becher began experimenting with liqueurs. The first product was sold in 1807 as “English Bitter,” a remedy for stomach illnesses.

In the U.S., Becherovka’s popularity grew following Prohibition, but in the 1940s, the communi…….


Top of the shots: Increased sales of tequila and liqueurs in the UK –

More than one and a half million bottles of tequila were sold in Britain in the 12 months to September 2021: up 36% on the same period the year before. The value of tequila sales have now reached £33m ($43.5m).

As well as being an important cocktail ingredient, the spirit has become a popular sipping drink enjoyed on its own.

Liqueurs have seen a similar increase with sales up 27%, the equivalent of over 44 million bottles sold worth £561m ($740m). Colourful liqueurs have proved…….


Renato Vicario and Janette Wesley Are Making Sustainable Italian Liqueurs in South Carolina – VinePair

When one imagines traditional Italian amari and liqueurs, one probably doesn’t imagine small farms in rural South Carolina. Nonetheless, husband and wife Renato Vicario and Janette Wesley have been making such spirits between properties in Tuscany and Greer, S.C., since 2014.

The Vicario catalog includes a staggering lineup of products, from gin, grappa, and brandy, to olive oil, wine, and over 15 varieties of liqueurs, including expressions of lesser-known products such as her…….


Aldi Christmas Fizz Cocktails – Glass of Bubbly

It’s December, Christmas is around the corner and after another troublesome year, let’s make this Christmas the best yet, enjoy every moment of your Christmas shopping, try not to leave it to the last minute, although I know some of you will, but it doesn’t matter, Aldi has you covered, with a delicious array of Christmas party food, chocolates, treats and meats to choose from, as well as an amazing selection of spirits and liqueurs to enjoy over the festive season.

How much do …….


Hot Spiked Gluten-Free Apple Cider – Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Diet Support –

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Holiday Gift Guide 2021: The Best Fruit Liqueurs To Celebrate The Holiday Season – Forbes

Perhaps nothing is quite as festive around the holidays as fruit liqueurs. Here’s a round-up of some of the most amazing fruit liqueurs to bring some cheer to your holiday celebrations.

Made in New York state, Heimat fruit liqueurs feature an array of flavors made from local fruit, … [+] including cranberry, which is exceptionally festive in this cranberry ligroni cocktail.


Heimat, $29

Crafted from local fruits only in …….


The Spirits of the Season –

Pittsburgh has become known for some outstanding, big-production distilleries over the past few years, but some interesting smaller ones have been opening their doors as well. The holidays are the perfect reason to try them — whether you want to enhance your home bar or are looking for a distinctive gift.

Each distillery has a different vibe, and you can check out their websites for operating hours and to see what they produce. All of them sell at their primary l…….