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Rise of the Micro-Maltsters

Brian Simpson rakes malt at Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, NC.<p>Spend enough time in a tavern or a taproom and you’ll almost certainly hear …

Norway's Largest Craft Brewery Sold

Hansa Borg Bryggerier has officially acquired a majority share in Nøgne Ø. The deal is said to expand the brewery’s current and future export markets.<p>…

Economic impact of craft beer in Minnesota is 15th-highest of nation - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

By Nick Halter <br>– Senior Reporter/Broadcaster, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal<p>Dec 17, 2013, 10:34am CST<p>A study released Monday ranks Minnesota …

Residents try to block brewery in Chicago neighborhood

Even in a city with a number of new craft beer ventures, Forbidden Root stands out. It will soon be what its owners say will be the nation’s first …

Survey Measures How Much Consumers Spend on Beer Annually

If Survey Analytics’ study on “the secret life of the American beer buyer” is to be believed, the average beer drinker spends almost 3 percent of …

The Changes in American Beer Tastes Over the Past Few Years

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Americans have been drinking less and less beer for about two decades now—per capita consumption is …

10 rounds with a Guinness Master Brewer

<b>The world’s favorite day of drink is upon us, so we caught up with Guinness Master Brewer Fergal Murray during his recent trip to Boston to talk</b> …

Barolo in the spotlight: Barolo Boys and Barolo & Barbaresco

Some of the protagonists of “Barolo Boys” (L to R): Elio Altare, Domenico Clerico, Chiara Boschis, Marco de Grazia.<p>In 1983, a chainsaw echoed across …

Yellow Tail founder faces charges in drug ring

One of the founders of Yellow Tail wine has been charged with involvement in a drug ring. For the details, we cut to this from the crime editor of …

Dirty Money for a Legendary Brand

I've been out of the country and away from most sources of news for the past week. For instance I'm just now hearing about some comet or other that …

What Has California Got Against Wineries?

I promise I'm not going to turn this web site into the California Wine Law Blog, but for Pete's sake, it seems like California law has suddenly …

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2014 Vintage Report: California Wine Harvest

For the men and women who make wine, perhaps no word is more packed with nervous anticipation than "harvest." After months of spending time, sweat …

Critical Consolidation in Wine

Antonio Galloni announced today the acquisition of Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, as reported on Forbes.Com. The acquisition will …

Scientists plant vineyards with the aim of making wine using techniques from classical Rome described by Virgil<p>Archeologists in Italy have set about making red wine exactly as the ancient Romans did, to see what it tastes like.<p>Based at the University of Catania in Sicily and supported by Italy's …

Map of Italian Wine Regions

Veneto (~18% DOC production)<p><i>Keep your eyes peeled for reds and a rich white wine called Soave.</i> <br>Veneto is known for the Valpolicella region which is …

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Italian Wine : Lombardy's Award-Winning Sfursat Made From Chiavennasca - Melange Travel

Once a year, hundreds of wine producers gather under one roof for VinItaly, an Italian wine lovers paradise. During my last visit I was lucky enough …

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7 Spiced Cocktails for the Holidays

Winter has us thinking about spice: the scent of gingerbread baking, a warming cup of chai, mulled wine and cider and pie crusts dusted with cinnamon. Those baking spices have a home in drinks too: cardamom, clove, ginger, and nutmeg can add complex flavor that latches right into the bold notes of …

Gift Guide: For Cider Lovers

Whether your loved ones are gluten free gourmands or adventurous homebrewers, cider just might be on their holiday wish lists. We're here to help with gift ideas: books, bottles, gear, and even a weekend getaway that your favorite cider lover is sure to enjoy.<p>Cider They Can't Get at Home<p>If your …

We Try UV Sriracha Vodka

C'mon, you had to know this was coming. In fact, we're kind of surprised it took this long. Sriracha has become so ubiquitous that it's showing up at Subway, and we've run a taste test to find our favorite version; now, you can add Sriracha flavored booze into your favorite cocktail. You may begin …

Brewery to Watch: Propolis Brewing, Port Townsend, WA

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Healthy beer may sound like a contradiction, but to <b>Robert Horner</b> and <b>Piper Corbett</b> of <b>Propolis Brewing</b> in Port Townsend, Washington, it doesn't have to be.<p>Corbett and Horner (and another partner, who has since left) …

We Try The HomeMade Gin Kit

For many, the phrase "homemade gin" may conjure up images of bathtub distilleries during Prohibition, and rotgut stuff not really fit for human consumption. Sarah Maiellano and her husband Joe see it differently. They're the folks behind <b>The HomeMade Gin Kit</b>, a package that transforms your …

Jim Barry Wines, Clare Valley, Australia: Some Current Releases

The early American colonists were at a pretty big disadvantage when it came to making their own wine. It just so happens that they picked pretty much …