sustainability

10 Things You Should Know About Deschutes Brewery

10 Things You Should Know About Deschutes Brewery

“Do your best, and next time, do better.” Such is the motto of Deschutes Brewery, a brewery deeply rooted in its home and community of Bend, Oregon. As the eighth-largest independent brewing company in the country, and 15th-largest brewing company overall, it comes as no surprise that the brewery is constantly working to improve. Aside from its […]

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This Artisanal Cocktail Apothecary Is Foraging Your Bitters (and Living Your Buzzwords)

This Artisanal Cocktail Apothecary Is Foraging Your Bitters (and Living Your Buzzwords)

Anyone who’s been to a bar in the last 10 years knows that the craft cocktail movement has bequeathed an obsession with all things artisanal. Bitters, shrubs, and infused syrups have gone from unusual additions to must-have ingredients with cult followings. At the forefront is Dram Apothecary, a Colorado company that produces craft bitters, syrups, […]

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Sexual Confusion Is Good for Wine and the World

Sexual Confusion Is Good for Wine and the World

It’s time to talk about a provocative topic: sexual confusion. No, not the kind you’re thinking of. Another type of sexual confusion is used in viticulture, allowing sustainably-minded winemakers to reduce or eliminate insecticide use. Our story begins with the birds and bees. Well, moths. The purpose of sexual confusion involves curtailing the exploits of several […]

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Here’s Why Your Organic Wine Is Actually Really Bad For The Environment

Here’s Why Your Organic Wine Is Actually Really Bad For The Environment

There is a distinct lack of nuance when it comes to conversations about politics, taxes and … organic agriculture. But even more distressingly, there is a distinct lack of basic consumer comprehension. It seems like everyone has an opinion, and even on a recent weekend getaway, I couldn’t escape the increasingly incessant chatter about the […]

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