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Hop Take: The Brewers Association Officially Declares ‘Beer Is Fun’ & Other Beer News

Hop Take: The Brewers Association Officially Declares ‘Beer Is Fun’ & Other Beer News

The Brewers Association released their state of the industry report this month. Helpful slides broke down the state of American beer, the overall craft beer market, and new trends. Most telling was a slide called “What the beer drinker is thinking.” According to the mind readers at the BA, beer drinkers are thinking “local,” “trying something new,” and, […]

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Yes, Restaurants Keep Notes On Guests – and You Should Be Glad

Yes, Restaurants Keep Notes On Guests – and You Should Be Glad

Oenophiles may be buzzing with opinions after the release of Cork Dork, a book following one wine amateur’s year-long quest to uncover the realities of the NYC sommelier community. But author Bianca Bosker also slipped in a bit of restaurant intel. During an evening spent shadowing a sommelier at two-Michelin-starred Marea, Bosker discovered the practice of […]

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You Can Thank Blended Scotch for Your Single Malt

You Can Thank Blended Scotch for Your Single Malt

It’s in vogue to be a fan of single-malt Scotch whisky. Trendy drinkers love to fetishize things that speak of a distinct place and style. For Scotch, that means obsessing over single malts and disregarding blends, and the market shows it. Single-malt sales have grown 183 percent in the U.S. since 2002, while blended Scotch sales […]

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