Spirits Close-Up: Infusions

This month’s Craft Cocktail, the Late Tea Time at Revival St. Paul, uses Earl Grey-infused gin to add flavor to the drink, so we decided to take a closer look at how and what to infuse with your favorite spirits. Infusing a spirit is an easy way to make show-stopping cocktails at home. It’s almost impossible … [ Read more]

Iran sanctions lifted; should U.S. pistachio growers be worried?

Until about 30 years ago, most pistachios found in the United States were from Iran. The American pistachio industry never really boomed until an embargo was put in place after the Iran hostage crisis. Now, with economic sanctions on Tehran lifted and Iranian pistachios once again available to US retailers, should domestic growers be concerned? … [ Read more]