Bart Watson, Ph.D., is a beacon for those of us who love beer and analytics in equal measure. (We exist, and we are all over the internet.) The Brewers Association’s chief economist analyzes economic data, statistics, and market research to distill beer industry intel and predict trends. What does that mean, exactly? Well, Watson is […]
I was into my third 10-ounce glass of Pliny the Younger when I noticed the line snaking outside Russian River Brewing’s taproom in downtown Santa Rosa, Calif. “Five hours,” a bouncer told me. That was the estimated wait time to enter the hallowed halls of Sonoma County’s most revered brewery. Beer pilgrims hailing from 40 […]
At North Baltimore County’s Black Locust Hops, over 5000 lime-green hop vines cling to rows of towering poles. For over a decade, the husband-and-wife hop farm team of Che’ and Lisa Carton has grown and supplied hop varieties like citrusy Cascade and pinecone-reminiscent Chinook to local breweries, including Maryland’s Flying Dog. In 2010, however, the […]
Avenue C in Manhattan’s East Village isn’t the first place one might expect to find the first-ever all tap wine bar in New York City. Yet situated directly in the middle of the block between Sixth and Seventh Streets sits Lois, a quaint, inviting wine bar that serves all its wine from kegs.
Greece is rich with delicious booze, like wine and ouzo. But as of late, It hasn’t been the best time for Greece’s local economy or its alcohol producers, and things are about to get worse. The northern Aegean islands, one of Greece’s main tourist destinations, have been pretty cheap thanks to large tax breaks.
It’s a common scenario: In search of a wine for dinner tonight, a red with a good-looking label and interesting description catches your eye. Let’s call it “Forlorn Hope Suspiro del Moro.” The bottle is in your hands–consumer research shows you’re 80% of the way to buying it – when the price tag catches your […]