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Wine Dregs & Sediment: What’s In The Bottom Of My Glass?

Wine Dregs & Sediment: What’s In The Bottom Of My Glass?

Ever taken a sip of wine and noticed something unexpectedly…crunchy in your mouth? No, those aren’t flavor crystals. Actually, okay, they are. In fact, they are exactly flavor crystals. The solids in your wine are kind of similar to the high intensity, rock-concert-in-your-mouth flavor crystals of Cinnaburst gum. Except these flavor crystals are made of […]

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Why Is Whiskey Brown?

Why Is Whiskey Brown?

Whiskey is a truly gorgeous spirit. We could write odes to the aroma and the flavor, but another important draw of whiskey is its beautiful color. While the many shades of whiskey vary, most whiskey has a brownish hue. So what gives whiskey its deep tint? The answer also plays into what grants whiskey its […]

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A Tale of Two Yeasts: How Yeast Science Has Become Big Business In Booze

A Tale of Two Yeasts: How Yeast Science Has Become Big Business In Booze

Today, an ever-expanding mass of conscientious consumers supports a renaissance of artisan food and beverage makers. At the same time, a religious devotion to science and expectation of uniformity in consumer goods continues to make small scale production nearly futile. At the core of this tension is Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, otherwise known as Baker’s or Brewer’s […]

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