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French-ish Beers?

Guess what. Tomorrow is Bastille Day, France’s Fourth of July. When trying to figure out which beers I wanted to feature, an array from French beers. Seeing as I was thinking about this on Tuesday, the only beers I had available to me were those on the shelves...

Bastille Day is a Great Wine Day

For those of you unfamiliar with the national French holiday, we have this from Wikipedia: “The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which...

How to Drink a lot of Beer on a Hot Summer’s Day

Summer weekends and holidays give perfect reasons to drink all day, but when it comes to drinking all day, there is a skill that not all have mastered. Pacing yourself and switching between hydration and intoxication. It’s a fine line that can be difficult to...

Tilia for Wine Value

To say that Nicolás Catena is a pioneer in the Argentine wine production is a bit of an understatement. He is often cited as the person who has helped create the high quality, modern industry that Argentina is today. The Catena family operates in many different...

A Maui State of Mind

As I mentioned in last week’s blog, I am in Hawaii. I know, pretty lame, right? In an effort to make the best of a miserable vacation, why not visit one of Maui’s most popular brewery. Just kidding, Maui is great, Hawaii is great, you’re missing out....
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