September 5, 2016


Would you pay a billion dollars to keep this fish out of the Great Lakes? The Army Corps of Engineers has a plan to keep this incredibly destructive invasive species at bay, protecting one of the world's most productive and beautiful fresh water ecosystems. The plan may work; it just may not get there in time.

Cryptocurrency and the far, far reaches of whiskey finance.

Rich guys having fun: how big-money Hollywood investors are remaking minor league baseball.

The world is fixated on driverless cars, but the autonomous technology trundling around farm fields is more advanced than anything Elon Musk offers. And it's going to change how we get our food.

Sourcing is the practice of buying whiskey from a distiller to sell under a different brand name. It has long been a dirty little secret in the industry, but is coming out of the closet as a new generation of non-distilling producers blend their way into the hearts of Bourbon drinkers. This looks at how the industry is changing, and the people who are driving the change. It has a great first couple of paragraphs, too.

The untold story of Fred Minnick, writer, critic, and entrepreneur, broken in war and reassembled by Kentucky's Bourbon culture.

The wine industry pulls out all the stops in trying to attract millennial consumers, including abandoning the romantic, soft-focus imagery that powered the growth of California wines.

For 20 years, the man who invented fake news spiked American newspapers with outlandish tales people simply could not resist.

Review of "The Terroir of Whiskey: A Distiller's Journey", and a discussion with the author about the Next Big Thing in whiskey, or perhaps not.

It's funny, and let me apologize in advance for the subject matter.

The best place to hang in the most elegant speakeasy in town.

Science argues Bourbon and rye whiskeys are indistinguishable. The whiskey industry disagrees, politely and with barely concealed amusement.

Terroir is a new concept in whiskey. No one is more passionate or meticulous about it than Hillrock Distillery in the Hudson River Valley.