Last October, reports of global wine shortages and looming price hikes surfaced after a notably difficult growing season. The production decline affected nearly every region worldwide, though Europe was hit particularly badly, experiencing its worst grape harvest in over 30 years. This year’s harvest is now all but complete in the Northern Hemisphere, and the […]
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Terroir has always been a term that’s been hard for people to understand, even those with sommelier certification. The term translates from French to mean ”a sense of place,” but what does that even mean? Is there really such a thing as terroir?
There’s nothing like family. Especially the family that finds you, fully grown and ready to help you build your dreams. Robin McBride and Andréa McBride John grew up on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean, Robin in Marlborough, New Zealand and Andréa in Monterey, Calif. They each thought they were only children. But in 1999, […]
Jamie Floyd’s illustrious beer career either began with a humble batch of homebrew when he was 17; or, with “prison-style hooch” made from Tree Top Apple Juice and Fleischmann’s Baking Yeast in a childhood friend’s ”hidden attic” when they were 15, Floyd says.
Got a question for Adam? Email email@example.com How does nitro beer work? Made most famous by Guinness, nitro beer is now available at several breweries around the world, especially craft breweries. In addition to being mesmerizing to watch as the bubbles cascade down the glass post-pour, nitro also imparts a creaminess to the beer that you don’t […]
Nothing is cooler than coolships — especially for retro-futurists who love great beer. A large, shallow vessel made of copper or stainless steel, coolships are used to cool wort so it can spontaneously ferment into beer. They have been used for centuries, most famously for Belgian lambic at revered breweries like Cantillon.
This spring, a Fourmeaux 2016 Red Blend from VGS Chateau Potelle set a record for the highest barrel price of 2018 at Auction Napa Valley. A 10-case lot sold for $114,300, or just over $952 per bottle. Auction Napa Valley was originally conceived in 1981 as a way for area vintners to give back to […]
Cigar City Brewing launched in Tampa, Fla., in 2009 and swiftly became a cult favorite. Claims to fame include its tropical Jai Alai IPA, now one of the top-selling beers in the U.S.; Maduro Brown Ale, which took home a gold medal from the 2018 Great American Beer Festival; and Hunahpu, an imperial stout that […]
The modern cocktail renaissance has resurrected scores of techniques, recipes, and ingredients. Rye, bourbon, and amari, not to mention Flips and Daiquiris, have made recent comebacks in cutting-edge cocktail bars nationwide. One of the most popular throwbacks is low-ABV, or low-alcohol-by-volume, drinks. If you’ve had an Aperol Spritz, or seen your friends Instagramming theirs, then […]