Happenings

October 31, 2016
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Ancient Rye, Modern Vodka

August 30, 2016
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Meet the Makers

July 13, 2016
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Dorda Double Chocolate Fondants

May 16, 2016
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The Glass Canvas Competition Winners

April 7, 2016
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Crafting Vodka for our Bodies and our Planet – Part 2

Crafting Vodka for our Bodies and our Planet part two The previous article discussed the trend towards scaling down food production, this article explores the scaling up of vodka production within the global ethanol industry. The world is drinking more alcohol and much of it is vodka. Increasingly, vodka and other drinking spirits are being produced for a global market in ethanol plants, replacing traditional production in local small-batch distilleries. At Chopin Vodka, we take a distinctive approach to the way that vodka is made. We believe that vodka should be carefully crafted, not mass produced. We believe that the soil and the quality of the ingredients that we use in our distillation process matter. So, what is the ethanol industry and why is their spirit different from the vodka […]
March 24, 2016
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Crafting Vodka for our Bodies and our Planet – Part 1

This is the first of two articles that explore the duelling movements which are revolutionising the way we grow, buy and prepare our food – and also our drink. Food movements are often discussed in popular media, drink movements less so. Overall, the scale of agricultural production and food retail has increased; meanwhile, there has also been international support for food movements that prioritise the scaling down of food production. Locally produced, organic, Slow Food and a return to traditional plant varieties and production techniques are but a few examples of movements that oppose industrial large-scale production. While these food movements are now very familiar to us, these same trends have gone largely unnoticed in the production of alcoholic beverages. Perhaps drink trends are less often considered because we have […]