New Amsterdam Vodka

New Amsterdam Vodka, not actually from Amsterdam but from New York. “What?” I hear you all cry. Yes its true. The name New Amsterdam Vodka comes from┬áthe big american city New York which was known as New Amsterdam before being renamed New York. Now that we have all that complicatedness out of the way lets get down to business.

Royal Dragon Imperial Vodka Tasting

No one can deny that this bottle of vodka looks stunning. Each bottle is made by hand with a hand made crystal glass dragon inside which makes it very difficult to photograph. Suspended in the vodka is 23 carrot gold leaf that certainly looks impressive. The actual vodka is made in Russia and uses winter harvested rye. This is believed to provide a much cleaner and crisper vodka without the oiliness associated with some less premium vodkas.

How is Champagne made?

Champagne gets its name from the region in north eastern France where all champagne is made. The Champagne valleys were millions of years ago part of a vast ocean. As the many small shelled sea creatures who lived here died they sunk to the bed of the ocean. Over millions of years of this the shells were compressed into chalk. This chalky ground is the perfect environment for growing grapes. The chalk keeps the vine s moist but absorbs any excess water stopping the routes of the vines from drowning.