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10/18/2012

The gypsies have arrived—gypsy brewers, that is, or brewers without a brewery to call their own. Instead, to make their delicious concoctions, they... More»

10/17/2012

While the trend is to serve craft beer “fresh” (in the locavore sense of the word), when it comes to everyday drinking, is tap or bottled beer... More»

10/17/2012

Boiled peanuts Soft, salty, and strangely addictive, these can be found at ... More»

10/17/2012

Nicole Erny Master Cicerone Cicerones didn't come onto the American... More»

10/17/2012

Head: The head of a beer speaks directly to the quality of the beer it caps. A full, thick head—such as the bushy white of a... More»

10/17/2012

Biergarten The only thing better than drinking good beer is... More»

9/24/2012

What: Wine Bar at Dogpatch Wineworks is the retail front of the cavernous, custom-crush winery. Expect towering ceilings, huge windows,... More»

9/17/2012

THE WINE Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2011 ($28) California sauvignon blancs are a bit of a crapshoot: Some are crisp and steely,... More»

7/20/2012

Yeah, yeah, in the world of YouTube, something two days old is old news by now. But a couple of people just simultaneously emailed me the link to this... More»

7/10/2012

THE WINE  Bieler Père et Fils 2011 Rosé ($10) Just because it’s pink and cold doesn’t mean it’s well... More»

5/10/2012

It’s not at all uncommon these days to open a wine list and say, “Wha?” Gone are the days when menus were dominated by words like Burgundy... More»

4/27/2012

This spicy, smoky drink created by Mike Pierce uses a base of juice and spices that can be made well ahead of time and refrigerated for several weeks.... More»