Tuesday marked another welcoming occasion in the increasingly booming Louisville area: the groundbreaking of Angel’s Envy’s new distillery. The company has concluded a deal with the State of Kentucky for the purchase of property on the corner of Main Street and Jackson. The agreement looks to create about 40 new jobs for the local economy, and renderings of the finished vision were on display for all to ogle over.
It certainly looks like it will be a must-stop spot on the every expanding Bourbon Trail, and we wish them all the best of luck during construction!
Good news for folks of fans of down under vino: the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia is reporting a stellar harvest for 2013, rising more than 10% over 2012’s yield and the biggest in the last five years. Experts attribute the growth to a lack of disease or major flooding, as well as generous access to water for irrigation. This announcement also comes on the heels of a report stating that the French harvest of 2013 is also set to increase by 13% over last year. [Decanter]
Even better news for our friends over at WinePod: They’re back! Owner Greg Snell recently took to his new blog to discuss what he’s been up to for the last few years, the reinvention of the company, and what the future holds. We’ve had a long and warm history with the company, and we certainly wish them well in their new form! [WinePod]
And finally today in non-alcohol related news, a gentle reminder that today is National Slurpee Day. The convenience store chain is giving away free small Slurpees from 11am to 7pm. Go get yourself a brain freeze! [Slurpee]