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GAME OF THRONES BEER
Ommegang’s new Three-Eyed Raven
The fifth collaboration between the Cooperstown, NY, brewery and HBO
Three-Eyed Raven is a 7.2-percent alcohol-by-volume beer that Ommegang bills as a “dark saison ale,”
Mike & Mark
Liquor Industry Week In Review
This Weeks Highlights:
Skinny Girl Calories
Silly Things Wine Connoisseurs Do To Enjoy Wine
This is what being a wine connoisseur is all about.
3 Wines to Pair with Fried Chicken
Wine’s acidity keeps your palate refreshed so you’ll want to take another bite.
A Cheat Sheet for Sherry
Sommeliers around the country have been calling for sherry’s revival for a few years now.
After 20-year hiatus, I.W. Harper bourbon coming back to U.S.
launching this month by liquor giant Diageo in 4- and 15-year-old iterations
What’s in your wine? New study reveals how production methods affect color and taste of pinot noir
The taste and color of your wine depends on the methods used to produce it and the chemicals added during production
APP REWARDS STUDENTS WITH FREE BEER
A can-slinging app called Push for Beer has been launched which rewards top-scoring college students with free beer.
What Do You Think of This Wine? How Wine Faults Show—Even if You Can’t Tell
It’s easiest when the wines are obviously faulty, because then they can be readily dismissed. The tough part is when things are more unclear.
10 OF THE COOLEST COCKTAIL SHAKERS
A good shaker is essential to any bar, and any cocktail connoisseur knows that a shaker can make or break a drink.
Understanding Sustainable Wine Standards
With so many organic options to eat, it may be easy to forget that wonderful wines can be just as sustainably produced as the food on our plates.
State Of NH settles liquor contract suit for $2.5 million
The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has agreed to pay $2.5 million to Law Warehouses to settle a lawsuit over the loss of a 20-year contract for warehousing and distribution worth an estimated $200 million.
HOW MANY CALORIES DO SKINNYGIRL COCKTAILS REALLY SAVE YOU?
How much a Skinnygirl Cocktail will actually save you when its original counterpart is swapped out
Washington, Oregon wine leaders oppose proposed AVA rule
Opposition to the proposed rule that would permit adjacent states to use American Viticultural Area names on wine labels.
TOP 10 ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS OF THE WINE WORLD
You don’t have to look far to find stunning examples of architectural prowess in the world of wine, but this collection of avant-garde, boundary-breaking wineries are perhaps among the most impressive.
A NEW BEER IN JAPAN IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE YOU PRETTIER
A LITTLE DOSE OF COLLAGEN IN EVERY CAN
NOT YOUR FATHER’S ROOT BEER
From Illinois’s Small Town Brewery, tastes just like root beer.
The standard version clocks in at 5.9% ABV, while two other renditions, which, to be fair, taste a bit boozier, come in at 10.7% and 19.5%. While 5.9% isn’t all that strong for a beer, it’s crazy strong for a root beer.
What’s in your wine?
Should we be concerned about how our wine is made, what baddies are added, what goodies may not be favored by modern food processing?
Wine Institute Launches Sustainable Winegrowing Certificate Course
Free One-Hour Class for Wine Trade Professionals and Consumers
Wine Snobs Are Right: Glass Shape Does Affect Flavor
Scientists show glass geometry controls where and how vapor rises from wine, influencing taste
The right wine to drink with a sandwich
Bread and wine are a foundation of civilisation. A sandwich simply adds other flavours to the equation, and very few foods won’t be improved by wine.
Worry about wine, not arsenic
In the United States, more than 70 “materials” are “authorized for (the) treatment of wine.”
Nude beer festival Bare Beach Beer Bash returns to the Poconos this summer
If you’ve never enjoyed a beer in the buff, the time has come to drop your duds and have some suds
4 Tips on Finding Awesome Sparkling Wine
Most sparkling wine isn’t Champagne and that’s not a bad thing.
Finally, some real data on pesticides in wine
A French study on the subject.
BEN & JERRY’S TO RELEASE SALTED CARAMEL ALE
Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s has teamed up with US craft brewer New Belgium Brewery to release a salted caramel brownie brown ale.
Infographic reveals best wines to go with snacks
Wine experts have created a guide to matching wine with snacks
Pairing Guide | Craft Beer & Cigars
A few craft beer and cigar pairing suggestions.
7 UNDERRATED STYLES BEER LOVERS SHOULD GET TO DRINKING
Here are some underrated, too often overlooked varieties every beer drinker should revisit.
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