Wine & Spirits 101
Essential for Every Bar.
Vodka's popularity comes from the fact that it has no discernible flavor or smell which allows other drink ingredients to become the focal point. It is commonly made by fermenting and distilling grain such as corn, rye, wheat, but can also be made using potato, beets and grapes. There are no regulations governing its production. The vodka market today is constantly expanding and there are many brands available, including some big, name brands like Absolut, Smirnoff and Grey Goose. Taking up some market share today, as well as shelf space, is the newly popular boutique and small batch vodka category. Many of these distilleries use experimental ingredients and methods. So, if you don’t like the taste of wine or beer, but would like a cocktail, grab a bottle of vodka and whatever non-alcoholic mixer you choose. It’s that quick and simple.
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