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The Balvenie Fifty is a rare, limited-edition Scotch that retails for about $32,000

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Wine News for October 9, 2014
Justin Winery in Paso Robles, California
Paso Robles Establishes 11 New Viticultural Areas

On October 9th, 2014, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published a final ruling establishing 11 new viticultural sub-areas nested within the greater Paso Robles American Viticultural Area.

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Wine News for December 4, 2013
Tasting Mira Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon at A.O.C.
A Taste of Aquaoir
Mira Winery in Napa Valley recently experimented with aging their wines underwater. We got a chance to sample the "Aquaoir-aged" Cabernet Sauvignon at A.O.C. wine bar in Los Angeles as part of a tasting tour.

Wine News for August 13, 2013
Stone Summit Vineyards new tasting room, The Wine Room at Wolf Creek Resort in Big Bear, Calif.
Big Bear Claims Highest Altitude Vineyard in Northern Hemisphere
Fans of southern California vacation destination Big Bear can now end a day of skiing with wine tasting. Learn more about Stone Summit Vineyard and its new tasting room.

Wine News for July 18, 2013
Mama Walker's Glazed Donut is a 70-proof liqueur that can be sipped straight or on the rocks
Mama Walker's Breakfast-Inspired Liqueurs
Want some bacon in your cocktail? How about a donut? Learn more about Mama Walker's three new liqueurs from Pernod Ricard: Maple Bacon, Glazed Donut and Blueberry Pancake.


Iron Horse Chinese Cuvée Served at US-China Summit
Bourbon Shortage
Is Aquaoir the New Terroir?
Yao Ming Launches Eponymous Wine Label
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to Launch Own Rosé
George Clooney and Rande Gerber Launch Casamigos Tequila
Champagne House Sponsors Critics' Choice Movie Awards
The Balvenie Fifty
The Birth of a New Wine Label
Champagne Perrier-Jouet Unveils 2004 Belle Epoque Florale Edition
A Sneak Prévu of a New Liqueur
Hennessy Unveils Futura-Designed Cognac Bottle


India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans.

Although sipping fine Scotch can be an expensive habit, GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies start at a reasonable $50 a bottle.