Salute to Blue Danube Wine Co - James Melendez
Blue Danube Wine Co.
We live in the best of wine times. We have never lived in better quality, selection and artisan-focused wine times. Fifty years ago I could have never found a Zweigelt wine in the California--unless I went there and packed a few bottles in a suit case.
A phenomenon of marked quality improvement in central Europe especially Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and other European nation-states coincides with focused import companies like Blue Danube bringing in these wines.
A lot of people don't think of importers bringing in wine to the US or other places around the world. Wine bottles don't automatically place themselves in shipping boxes, find their way to a container ship, complete paperwork and hop out of the box onto a shelf space. Importers do a lot work to bring in quality wines.
Frank Dietrich and Zsuzsana Molnar founded Blue Danube Wine Company and have been at the cornerstone and visionaries in the wine import business. They have remained focused on central Europe and with their team have discovered a whole host of great wines.
It is with delight to know have tasted many wines in the Blue Danube Wine Co. portfolio. I know several team members and their knowledge is outstanding as well as their enthusiasm.
A privilege to wear the Blue Danube Wine Co. t-shirt.
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Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour Part 3
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour
Hey you guys! Thanks for joining me on another journey. My buddy Cole & I took a tour of Stranahan's in Denver, Colorado.
This is what Wikipedia has to say about the history of Stranahan's...
Stranahan's was founded by Jess Graber and George Stranahan, after whom the whiskey is named, in Colorado in 2004. In 1998, Graber, a volunteer firefighter, met Stranahan, the founder and owner of Flying Dog Brewery, while fighting a fire at Stranahan's barn. They struck up a conversation about whiskey, and were soon in business together. One of the first craft whiskey distillers in the US, Stranahan's is said to have kicked off the Colorado distilling craze with its whiskey and the designation it invented, Rocky Mountain Whiskey. It was Colorado's first microdistillery, and the state's first legal distillery since Prohibition.
The first batch of Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey was distilled in 2004 and bottled in 2006. Stranahan's was sold to New Jersey-based Proximo Spirits in 2010, with operations remaining in Colorado. By 2012, Proximo had increased whiskey production from around 12 barrels per week to 30, with plans to grow into the high forties. Stranahan's was sold in 38 states and 7 countries until 2010, when Proximo decided to scale down sales to mostly the Colorado area, maintaining the whiskey's availability in its home state.
Since 2011, Rob Dietrich has served as Stranahan's head distiller, after taking over from original head distiller Jake Norris.
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