STARBUCKS CHALLENGE: Fall Drinks!

By Brian Lemay 100 comments

Ro: Hey guys it’s Ro, today I’m hanging out with my friend Justine! Justine: Hi! Ro: I love this gal! Justine: I love you! Ro: Earlier this year, we played the Starbucks Challenge, and I had so much Ro: fun, it was amazing! And I got so many requests from you guys to play Ro: […]

How to Start a Drink Company – Beverage Boot Camp Episode 1

By Brian Lemay 6 comments

So, you want to change what the world is drinking. But how do you take your beverage idea and get it on store shelves? It’s not as easy as mixing water and sugar and bottling it up in your kitchen. There are hundreds of considerations and hundreds of hurdles along the way. While you might […]

Wine Tasting Tips : Smoky Aromas in Wines

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Another aroma that you might smell is smoke or smoky. It can be in a white wine, a sparkling wine, or a red wine. In a white wine, smokiness, or what I call oaky smoky, or burnt sugar, is usually a reflection of being aged in oak. Not always; because there’s no such thing as […]

NEW January Starbucks Beverages

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It’s not November until you’ve sipped “Pumpkin Spice.” And nothing says December like a warm “Peppermint Mocha.” Now, Starbucks is proud to introduce beverages that capture the spirit of January Set a date with our new creation: “The Calendar Spice Latte.” Mmm… a taste of the weekend! Made a resolution to stay in shape? Try […]

Wine Tasting Tips : Buttery Aromas in Wines

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If you have ever spent any amount of time around a wine lover, I’m sure you’ve heard them say that a wine tastes or smells buttery. People especially love to talk about their big, buttery Chardonnay’s, and it’s true; Chardonnay very often has a buttery aroma, and a buttery flavor. It can come across as […]

WTF is MINERALITY? Everything you need to know about this wine term!

By Brian Lemay 3 comments

What is up guys, I am Julien, the French winemaking guy who makes wine videos here on YouTube, welcome to your new wine video, and welcome to Julien’s Wine School. This is the first iteration of our new ‘What The Fruit’ wine video series to explain everything you need to know about the world of […]

What is Corked Wine❓Top 5 Facts??

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What is up guys? Julien Miquel here of Social Vignerons. Welcome back to another one video. So, do you know much about corked wine? Or don’t you? Whatever you already know I am sure you are going to learn something today, because these are my top 5 facts you didn’t know about cork taint. We […]

Wine Tasting Tips : What is Tannin in Wine?

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Let’s talk about Tannin. Tannin is an acid that is found in the seeds, and skins, and stems of grapes. All grapes, but we usually talk about tannin in a red wine. A white wine can have tannin if the wine has rested on the grape seeds or skins for a while or if it […]

Wine Tasting Tips : What are Legs in Wine Tasting?

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One of the most fun steps of wine tasting is to look at the wine’s tears. Tears are also known as legs, arches, or rivulets. What they are is when the wine breaks into what looks like paint dripping down a wall, after you swirl it. Sometimes it’s hard to see, and sometimes it takes […]

Harvesting the World’s Most Expensive Spice

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