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Prosecco Is Making Moves With Big Bottles and Champagne-Style Flash

Prosecco Is Making Moves With Big Bottles and Champagne-Style Flash

You have probably already heard the stories or seen the pics of Jay-Z and Beyoncé pouring large bottles of Champagne into hot tubs and onto club-goers. The now-iconic Armand de Brignac ”Ace of Spades” Champagne, which is owned by Jay-Z and retails for $300 a bottle, is not your average Wednesday-night, takeout-and-Netflix wine. It’s oversized and symbolizes celebration. […]

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Resilience and Post-Soviet Identity Politics Are in Every Glass of Georgian Wine

Resilience and Post-Soviet Identity Politics Are in Every Glass of Georgian Wine

“Georgia and the vine are very similar in their character,” Lado Uzunashvili says, “If they are not stressed a little bit, they don’t give you their best results.” Uzunashvili owns the Mukado winery in Georgia and represents the 11th generation in a long line of esteemed Georgian winemakers. It’s an impressive heritage, matching the oldest […]

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Farm to Can: 16 North American Breweries Making Hyper-Local Beer

Farm to Can: 16 North American Breweries Making Hyper-Local Beer

The majority of beer produced in North America is brewed with grains grown on a large scale, often far from where the brews themselves are made. So while “local” breweries might be physically making beers onsite, most of their ingredients are shipped from far and wide. Now some breweries are flipping that script.

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Hop Take: AB In Bev Is Going Green, So That’s Something

Hop Take: AB In Bev Is Going Green, So That’s Something

On Tuesday, April 17, Anheuser-Busch announced its U.S. sustainability goals for 2025. This came hot on the heels of the worldwide sustainability goals it announced in March, and its 2017 vows to pursue renewable resources. Also in 2017, AB InBev’s ”Elevate” platform outlined sustainability goals for 2018. Its newly outlined ambitions cover four categories: renewable electricity and […]

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Contract Brewing Is Losing Its Stigma, Whether Beer Geeks Like It or Not

Contract Brewing Is Losing Its Stigma, Whether Beer Geeks Like It or Not

“Brewed locally, somewhere,” is the motto of Stillwater Artisanal, an undeniably cool brewer that has called many places home. Born in Baltimore in 2010, and currently based in New York, Stillwater has brewed around the world and is now planning to open a facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Stillwater is a contract brewer, a company that […]

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9 Things You Should Know About Meiomi Wines

9 Things You Should Know About Meiomi Wines

Among a pantheon of seemingly overnight, 21st-century sensations (Cardi B, Instant Pot) lies Meiomi, a 12-year-old California label with $315 million in the bank. Boosted by chart-topping national appetites for Pinot Noir, Meiomi is now a wildly popular label with its fair share of detractors. Love it or hate it, you should know about it. Here […]

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Hop Take: American Craft Beer Thrives, Struggles at Home

Hop Take: American Craft Beer Thrives, Struggles at Home

This week the Brewers Association released a report on the state of American craft beer abroad. According to the report, craft beer exports are on the rise, up 3.6 percent by volume in 2017. This totals 482,309 barrels of beer from small and independent U.S. brewers shipping overseas, a barrelage valued at a whopping $125.4 million. Top […]

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A Craft Brewery Can Sell Out Without Being Bought

A Craft Brewery Can Sell Out Without Being Bought

“Make fun stuff happen, hang out with cool people.” That’s how Sam Richardson, co-founder of Brooklyn’s Other Half Brewing, described his business to me in an interview a year ago. We had been talking about the influence of YouTube beer reviewers (Brew Tubers, as I cleverly called them). The conversation eventually turned to review sites […]

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