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Dave Matthews Band Fans Now Have Their Very Own Beer
Created by a craft brewer in the band’s hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia called Starr Hill Brewery, it’s called Warehouse Pils (Warehouse being the name of the band’s official fan club).
PRAY AWAY YOUR BOOZE CRAVINGS, SAYS STUDY
The desire for a drink can be staved off through the power of prayer, according to a new study.
A Guide to the Pioneering Wines of Provence
Provence has so much more to offer than generic pink wines. Here, the places and producers who are pushing beyond the craze to make worthy reds, whites—and yes, rosés.
Boston’s Harpoon Brewery has unveiled Harpoon Sweet Spot, its latest year-round offering. Billed as a golden ale-style brew, Sweet Spot is made with German noble hops and is currently rolling out in 12-ounce bottles and cans, as well as on draft. The 4.8%-abv entry joins Harpoon’s IPA, Take 5, Camp Wannamango and Leviathan IPA in the brewer’s core year-round portfolio.
FERRAGAMO SUES NFL STAR OVER WINERY NAME
Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo is suing former NFL star Vince Ferragamo over the use of the Ferragamo name for his wine brand.
MASI RELEASES SPARKLING FROM DRIED GRAPES
Amarone specialist Masi has released what is believed to be the world’s first sparkling wine made from dried grapes.
How Wine Sulfites Became the ‘Bad Guy’
Less than 1 percent of the U.S. suffers from sulfite sensitivity—so why does “Contains Sulfites” trigger so much fear?
Understanding Aglianico Wine: Italy’s Next Red
Aglianico “alli-yawn-nico” is a full-bodied red wine which is found almost exclusively in Southern Italy in the regions of Campania and Basilicata.
New Ballast Point
Ballast Point, the California craft brewer acquired by Constellation recently for $1 billion, is rolling out its Watermelon Dorado Double IPA in 12-ounce cans across the country. The 10%-abv, year-round Watermelon Dorado was previously available in bottles and on draft. Ballast Point’s other year-round fruit-infused beers include Pineapple and Grapefruit Sculpin IPAs and Mango Even Keel Session IPA.
WHY THE RHOMBUS IS VITAL TO PROSECCO’S HISTORY
The rhombus-shaped Bellussera vine training system is an integral part of the history of Prosecco – a history consumers should be made more aware of, insists one of the region’s leading producers.
TTB Got Fast!
The table below shows that normal formulas take two weeks or less. It’s been a really long time since the processing times have been less than a month. This is a huge benefit for producers everywhere. Over on the label side, things are also getting better.
FRENCH BEER BOOMING IN FRANCE AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
After a 30-year slump in consumption, beer drinking in France is once again back on track largely due to a number of craft beer brands making their mark in foreign markets.
A PERSONALITY GUIDE TO THE 10 CRUS OF BEAUJOLAIS
All crus are not equal, and each one has its own quirky personality and style of wines, making exploring the world of cru Beaujolais that much more fun!
What Wines to Drink From Portugal (by Region)
Everyone is talking about the amazing wine values you can find from Portugal. Well, what are they… exactly? Here is a great overview of everything you need to get started with Portuguese wine.
ROGER DALTREY LAUNCHES THE WHO CHAMPAGNE
Roger Daltrey, frontman of the legendary rock band The Who, is launching his own Champagne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band, with part of the profits going to support teenage cancer sufferers.
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR BEER IS SPOILED
Just like wine or any other food product made with natural ingredients, beer is susceptible to a long list of potential problems that can affect the way you enjoy it.
Women In Wine: The Grand Dames Of Champagne
The wine and spirits business is full of such enterprising, dynamic and fierce females. Interestingly, some of the wine world’s grandest world-changing women were widows, thrust into their roles by fate, and they all hail from Champagne: Lily Bollinger, Marie-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt and Madame Clicquot.
DETAILED LOOK AT THE ADIDAS KOBE VINO PACK
Wine cork sneakers…Crazy BUT cool!
Got dandelions? A winery wants to turn them into wine
One of the most hated weeds among yard lovers has found a place in the wine cellar.
BUFFALO TRACE EXPOSES BOURBON CASKS TO INFRARED
According to Buffalo Trace, after six and a half years of ageing, the Bourbon from both barrels expressed different flavour profiles.
The Grapes Behind Italian White Wines
Here are five of the most interesting white wine grapes that were born in Italy, along with the histories and tasting notes that you’ll need to sound like a serious wine geek when you pull the cork on one of these wines at your next party.
TOP 10 MYTHS ABOUT SHERRY
There is much that is misunderstood – or not understood at all.
Milford: Craftroots set to open brewery, taproom
Milford MA’s first and only craft beer company – is set to open a brewery and taproom in the late summer or early fall.
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TUESDAY May 17th
Undurraga Winery Chile
Guest Host Wendy Koder
Undurraga is one of the most prestigious and longest operating wineries in Chile. Since it was founded in 1885, the winery’s constant search for quality, proximity to its consumers and great innovative spirit have made Undurraga stand out from the rest. Present in over 70 countries, the winery delights a broad range of tastes with its high-quality, world-renowned wines.
Winemaking Capacity: more than 24 million litres
1854 hectares (4,600 acres) of land extension for vineyards
Present in the most important and best valleys in Chile: Maipo, MaipoAlto, Colchagua, Leyda, Almahue in Cachapoal, Cauquenes.
Multi-brand and multi-concept brands portfolio
Present in more than 70 countries in the five continents
1,6 million cases annual sales around the world
Taking the noble tradition of its brand name, Undurraga aims to be an innovative and contemporary winery, which produces unique quality wines from specific origins.
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May 26th 7pm
The Evolution Of Red Blends
Guest Host: Bruce G. Hurst
Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV)
Red blends have taken off in sales over the past few years.
At this tasting we will explore many types and price ranges.
From boxed to estate grown come taste and explore!
About DFV Wines
Delicato Family Vineyards is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the world, celebrating 90+ years of California winemaking and grape growing heritage. Family-owned and operated since the company’s founding in 1924, three generations of Indelicato family have fostered the winery’s commitment to innovation, quality and environmental stewardship – cornerstones that have harnessed the family’s long-term focus and solidified the winery as an internationally recognized leader in the industry.
Yoga And Wine
June 8th 7Pm
Join Betsy Barry of Franklin Yoga & Wellness and Mark Lenzi of Franklin Liquors for a sensory exploration of wine through the energy systems of the body.
This unique workshop combines a 6o-minute yoga class with a carefully sequenced wine pairing designed to open and balance the major energy centers, known as “chakras.” With a heightened sense of awareness, we will explore each chakra through physical observation of each shared wine, discovering taste, flavor and feel in a new way.
No prior knowledge of yoga or wine is required. Plan to bring an open mind and leave feeling balanced and satisfied with a new appreciation of both wine and self.
7 Chakras And 7 Wines
Class Limit 18
$40 Per Person
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