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Dispatch From the Beer Blogger’s Conference 2014

All photos by Nora McGunnigle.<p><i>This is the first of a series of articles that focus on three different beer events centering around three different</i> …

Liking Them Apples – In a Glass!

The leaves are changing in the Hudson valley, Autumn is most certainly here, and it’s time to drink apple brandy!<p>Though Normandy is home to many old …

Huber’s Winery

As soon as there’s a chill in the air and a crunch of leaves under the foot, residents of Louisville, Ky., and beyond make the 40-minute trek up the …

Episode Recap: Bar Rescue Season 4, Ep 3

Welcome to Alcohol Professor’s weekly recap of Bar Rescue, Spike TV’s reality show that gives desperate liquor purveyors a chance to turn themselves …

Malt and Moose at Canada’s Glenora Distillery

<i>All photos by Keith Allison.</i><p>They were an exceedingly fit, good looking couple of border guards, and in typically Canadian fashion, terribly sorry …

A Guide To German Beer Styles For Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is upon us: lederhosen, bratwurst, schnitzel and beer. Lots of delicious, German beer.<p>Of course, when I travel to talk to people about …

Sweet Is Cool – In Unlikely Places

<i>All photos by Robin Goldsmith.</i><p>It doesn’t seem so long ago that many people wouldn’t throw a second glance at a bottle of sweeter wine, associating it …

5th Annual Bärenjäger Bartending Competition Was All Abuzz

October 6th, one of Manhattan’s best new beer venues – The Flatiron Hall hosted Bärenjäger’s Fifth Annual National Bartending Competition. For those …

Episode Recap: Bar Rescue Season 4, Episode 2

Welcome to Alcohol Professor’s weekly recap of Bar Rescue, Spike TV’s reality show that gives desperate liquor purveyors a chance to turn themselves …

Pairing Bourbon and Cheese With Four Roses

<i>All photos by Keith Allison.</i><p>Pairing wine with cheese (and everything else under the sun) is a pastime that seems as old as the wine industry itself. …

Absolut Craft – Wait. What?

This is a sponsored post.<p>There’s been a lot of talk lately about how the word “craft” applies to what we drink. We’ve covered this subject before, …

Boozing in Belize

<i>All photos by Becca Yeamans-Irwin.</i><p>You won’t typically hear the words “Belize” and “fine wine” in the same sentence together, however, the small …

With the Grain

<i>All photos by Keith Allison.</i><p>For a market that has always been about tradition, the modern whisky landscape sure does demand a lot of innovation. …

Episode Recap: Bar Rescue Season 4, Ep 1

Welcome to Alcohol Professor’s weekly recap of Bar Rescue, Spike TV’s reality show that gives desperate liquor purveyors a chance to turn themselves …

Inaugural National Homebrew Contest Will Benefit Autism Charity, Bring Together America’s Best Home Brewers

Homebrew is about making beer for yourself and your friends. Well, and the homebrew group you joined a couple of years ago. Well, and for that big …

Disney’s Food and Wine Fest Was a Liquid Coat of Many Colors

<i>All photos by Sara Havens.</i><p>Back in college, an Around The World party meant a night of mixing all kinds of spirits in the name of geography. One dorm …

New Whisk(e)y For Fall

Autumn is upon us and the <i>schvitz</i> is over! Although whisk(e)y is to be enjoyed all year round, there’s something especially comforting about sipping a …

Meet the Winemaker: Adam Campbell of Elk Cove Vineyards

<i>All photos by Christine Campbell.</i><p>The drive to Elk Cove was up and over low lying mountain foothills, around tight corners forested on either side …

If You’re Making Chili, Be Sure To Use the Right Beer

One of my best friends is a minister; Kory is in his 40s and has never tasted alcohol before. But when he decided to enter a chili contest a few …