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This Weeks Highlights:
Beer Brewed With Lobsters
Wine: lesser-known French bottles to try
When choosing French wines, it’s well worth considering less familiar appellations, for new sensations as much as for bargains
Here’s how the price of food has changed since 1992
We looked at how the prices of 11 food and beverage items have changed since 1992, and how they compared to overall inflation
Canada’s Okanagan Valley: The best wine region you’ve never heard of
British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a beloved summer vacation spot for Canadians
Oregon – a paradise for Pinot
The US state produces world-class Pinot Noir, has made significant inroads with Chardonnay and Sparkling wine, and has developed its own style of Pinot Gris
What’s the Deal With Wine Baths?
Chemists investigate the science behind the hype
Red wine without the headache
Believed to be the first-ever low-histamine wines
The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
Blend the two best things on the planet together: wine and Ben & Jerry’s
‘SNAKE VENOM BEER’ COULD PREVENT BLOOD CLOTTING
A research team in China has cultured snake venom in yeast in the hope that it could one day be used to treat strokes and heart failure.
Bacardi is introducing a new Tangerine flavor under its flagship rum brand. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Bacardi brand’s flavor line, the new Tangerine offering also marks the debut of new packaging for Bacardi’s six core flavored rums—Limon, Pineapple, Coconut, Mango, Dragon Berry and Tangerine. The launch of the new flavor and packaging will be backed by a multi-million dollar media plan, the company says. Bacardi Tangerine is rolling out on- and off-premise, retailing at around $13 a 750ml. bottle.
US BILL COULD LIFT DRINKS POST BAN
The USPS Shipping Equity Act has been introduced to the House of Representatives by Californian Democrat Jackie Speier. The proposal seeks to overturn a 1909 law that prohibits beer, wine or spirits being sent through the national postal service.
Root beer is the next big thing in craft beer
Not Your Father’s Root Beer is a huge hit this year and may be more than just a fad
This Wine Chemistry Video Explains What Connoisseurs Rant About
This video will let you hold a conversation with the wine snob at your next office party.
How Greece’s Debt Crisis Is Impacting Its Wine Industry
Here’s what’s happening with Greek wine:
35 wine tasting terms and what they actually mean
There’s a lot of ego in wine speak, both on the part of eager oenophiles who want to assert their expertise and occasional wine drinkers who keep mum for fear of saying the wrong thing.
Maine Brewer Makes Beer out of Live Lobsters, Sea Salt
Oxbow Brewing is serving up beer brewed with live Maine lobsters and a dash of sea salt.
Wine blends can be greater than the sum of their parts
The addition of as little as 2 or 3 percent of another grape can change the flavor of a basic wine by quite a bit.
US WINE LOVERS YET TO EMBRACE ONLINE
While using the internet to seek out information about wine has surged over the last four years, only 11% of American wine drinkers have bought wine online this year.
Wine Serving and Storage Temperatures 101
3 Health Benefits Of Drinking Australian Red Wine
There are hundreds of researches, which indicate that drinking red wine is really beneficial for you.
How Social Networks Impact Alcohol Purchases
Can wine complexity make you think more?
Understanding the difference between how professionals and consumers rate the `complexity’ of wine could open new avenues for marketing wines, recent Lincoln University research shows.
MYTH BUSTED: PINOT NOIR IS NOT THE ONLY GRAPE THAT’S LEGAL FOR MAKING RED WINE IN BURGUNDY
Contrary to popular myth, Pinot Noir isn’t the only red grape that’s allowed to be grown in Burgundy.
How to spot faults in wine
Here’s how to determine faults in wine.
How Mead Is Officially Making a Comeback
How the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage is becoming America’s coolest drink.
The Spiciest Wines You Have Ever Tasted
St. Mayhem’s products are literally spicy wines, since Rob chucked habanero and jalapeno peppers, ginger root, and Costa Rica coffee beans into the three newly released wines
Champagne Yields Lowest in a Decade
Maximum allowable yields in Champagne this year will be lower than they have been in 10 years, as producers look to reduce the amount of wine they have on hand.
MENCÍA THE ‘PINOT NOIR’ OF SPAIN
Fragrant red variety Mencía is “the Pinot Noir of Spain” due to its delicacy and sensitivity to terroir according to one young winemaker championing the grape
Italian White Wine Heaven: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Although the region is relatively small compared to the rest of Italy, it ranks among the best for producers of white wines.
The Restaurant Reserve Wine List: Relic, Rip-off or Reward?
Are those leather-bound tomes—the secondary, pricey reserve list that is the province of the chosen few—helpful, or just an excuse for outrageous markups?
South Africa: The Best Fine Wine for Your Money
Looking for the best fine wine at the best price? South Africa’s classic Bordeaux-style blends are dark, sumptuous and great value for money
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