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Four Great California Wine Country Recipes for Mother’s Day
Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day lunch of recipes inspired by California wine country’s fresh, seasonal ingredients
31st ANNUAL San Diego International Wine Competition
This is one of the largest competitions in the nation with over 1000 entries from 17 countries. Results:
Coppola Winery Is A Sonoma Disneyland For Wine Lovers
Marsala Vs Vernaccia. The charm of the competition for the first DOC
Every detail historical and cultural heritage is fundamental in marketing strategies. And so break out the “provincialism” claiming primates of all kinds should discern their own wine from all the others
Keep the Licenses Flowing
Cambridge MA does well eschewing Mass. liquor regulations
How to Build a Beer Book Library
There is a certain comfort and security that comes with a shelf or bedside table piled high with books; a tangible sense of knowledge available for your consumption.
MA Wineries could hold free tastings if law passes
Massachusetts wineries may soon be able to offer free samples of their products.
How To Talk To A Sommelier
An ongoing series addressing real-life questions about wine
Buying Wedding Wines: What to Get and How Much
If you’re looking into buying your own wedding wines, then you’ve already taken the smartest step forward by caring enough to find out more!
MAPS: Here Are The Countries That Love American Booze
Dinner Party Wine Calculator
Great website to plug in numbers
What type of beer are you?
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The sagrantino grape makes a comeback
In the 1960s, the sagrantino grape was disappearing from the hillsides around the town of Montefalco, in Italy’s Umbria region
Natural wine – it may not be what you expect
The truth is, there is currently no legal definition of what natural wine is.
11 trends to consider for your wine list
What’s hot on our wine lists right now?
Yuengling beer returning to Conn
D.G. Yuengling & Son could be returning to the Nutmeg State as early as this summer.
Cracking the Tequila Code: The Easy Way to ID the Distillery (and See If They Make Quality Stuff)
Does that fancy tequila taste strangely similar to that cheap one? Check the NOM number and never get cheated again.
Sam Adams Longshot Release
;Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams brand has released the 2014 edition of its LongShot variety six-pack. The pack, which features the winning entries from the brewer’s 2013 LongShot American Homebrew Contest, features two bottles each of Russ Brunner’s American Stout, Cesar Marron’s Grätzer and Teresa Bury’s Pineapple IPA. The LongShot six-pack is currently available nationwide, priced at $7.99-$9.99 each. Held annually, the LongShot American Homebrew Contest was created by Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch to highlight talented homebrewers from around country
BOURBON BARREL SHORTAGE TO LAST TWO YEARS, DISTILLERS WARN
6th May, 2014 by Becky Paskin
The current shortage of American oak blighting the Bourbon industry will be “short lived”, but is expected to last up to two years, distillers have warned.
BEAUTY INDUSTRY LOOKING TO THE WINE WORLD
6th May, 2014 by Lucy Shaw
An increasing number of skincare brands are latching onto the antioxidant properties found in grapes and incorporating them into their beauty products.
Rustic Modernism: A New Age for Mexican Spirits
Can a category of spirits defined by an intense bond with tradition innovate without abandoning authenticity? Nils Bernstein explores the developing relationship between history and modernity in Mexican spirits.
How to Make Your Own Wine Aroma Kit for $30
Improve your ability to pick out aromas in a glass of wine with the use of an aroma kit.
Meet VIVA, the label for sustainable wine
Consumers need to be aware of the environmental commitment of the Italian wine sector. From now on this will be ensured by a new label
What is a vineyard-designated wine?
More geographically specific than a wine appellation, or even a sub-AVA, is a vineyard of grape origin.
How to Tell if Your Wine Habit is Healthy
You’ve seen the research showing that moderate wine consumption can benefit health, but how do we find the balance between moderate and over-consumption?
TWITTER 25: OUR EDITORS CHOOSE THE BEST IN WINE
If you tweet into the Twittersphere, but no one follows, does it make a sound?
Why It’s Okay to Send Back that Bottle of Wine
it is within one’s rights to return a bottle of wine in any circumstance even if there’s nothing (technically) wrong with the wine.
Peak Organic Brewing receives Non-GMO Project verification
Peak Organic Brewing Co. announced that it has received a Non-GMO Project verification for its beer.
The Surprising History of Making Alcohol a Powdered Substance
A startup is seeking approval to sell alcohol in tiny inconspicuous packets. But the science is decades old
Understanding France’s Complex Burgundy Wine Region
one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious wine regions: Burgundy, France
America’s taste in beer, in five maps
There is an unmistakable geography to beer preferences in America.
The Multisensory Psychology of Wine Tasting
The premise behind the research is simple: How do environmental factors like colour and sound affect your sense of taste?
New Bota Box
Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV) boxed wine brand Bota Box has officially launched its new Pinot Noir entry, first reported by Shanken News Daily on March 17. Made with fruit sourced from Chile’s Valle Central appellation, Bota Box Pinot Noir is currently available in the brand’s core 3-liter format, priced at $22.99. The new expression brings Bota Box’s portfolio to a total of 11 varietals, six of which are also offered in 500-ml. Tetra Pak formats. An Impact “Hot Brand,” Bota Box was up 14% last year to reach 2.6 million cases, making it DFV’s largest brand.
THEORY OF FIVE BASIC TASTES ‘OUTDATED’
7th May, 2014 by Lucy Shaw
The idea that humans can only detect five basic tastes is “outdated” and needs to be revised, according to an Oxford University professor.
Why does wine taste worse up in the air?
Red wines seem to suffer most, but champagne not so much.
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