Remember when Britney Spears was married to Kevin Federline and spent most of her time stumbling around strip malls in a bikini demanding “purple drank” from frightened bystanders? Her debilitating level of denial and cluelessness was as scary as it was entertaining. The German beer industry is stuck in a Britney shame-spiral, incessantly denying the […]
It’s 2:40PM and the waitress I’m shadowing barks to me, ”we’re already out of frozen margaritas. This is going to be fun.” Cinco De Mayo. The holiday that’s basically just a reason to drink margaritas all day long. I’m a student at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia and just like most typical college towns […]
Until just a few years ago, definitely a decade or less, encountering a plethora of women in the whiskey industry and at whiskey events was about as common as finding a Saola in the wild. In other words, it was rare. And so the seemingly sudden proliferation of women getting involved in the field has […]
Grapevines have a reputation as delicate, gossamer butterfly plants that struggle to survive with each gentle shift in the breeze, but really … they’re the cockroaches of the plant kingdom. That essential hardiness has never been more convenient, as extreme weather challenges even the most talented and resourceful farmers of every stripe in parched, frozen, […]
Missed Part One? Read about Braven Brewing’s beginning here. About two years ago, Braven Brewing was a brewery that was beginning to make a name for itself in craft beer circles. They had a logo, a website, even swag. And they had run a successful kickstarter campaign that had raised just enough money to keep […]
A couple of Saturdays ago, my wife and I found ourselves idling in a strange land with an hour to kill before a beer festival. She was rolling on an empty stomach, and I hadn’t eaten much of anything for a good 20 minutes either, so we went to a brewpub not far from the […]
Olivia Pope, the heroine of Shonda Rhimes’ hit show Scandal, is the first black heroine to grace the small screen in 40 years. But the importance of her performance has had a ripple effect beyond just increasing diversity in the television industry. Magnificent in her mastery of all those around her, Olivia Pope is also unique […]
The hobby of homebrewing is at an all-time high right now, with more people than ever carving out room in their schedules to brew beer. What once used to be a hobby for hardcore beer buffs – or those who had limited access to good beer – has turned into a phenomenon.
Making wine during wartime is elitist. But that’s kind of the point. “Wine is a symbol,” Sandro Saade, owner of Domaine de Bargylus in Latakia, Syria, told VinePair. Sandro co-runs the winery with his brother, Karim, “It means different things to different people, but it is almost always tied to land, people and heritage.