Coleccion Pardal Consecha Tempranillo 2012

Do not buy this wine. We got a case of it via a Groupon or somesuch, and it is quite bad. We’ve opened multiple bottles and all of them are the same dreck-quality. A green pepper flavor predominates, making the blackberry and other notes very difficult to enjoy. Unless you pair Pardal Tempranillo with rich […]

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Flying Dog Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale

by Jacob Craft breweries are constantly evolving and becoming increasingly collaborative. Many breweries are actively seeking innovative ingredients that would never have been considered for a beer in the past and brewing new beers with other craft breweries and non-brewery partners. This summer, Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland has done both by teaming up with Old Bay–the […]

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Moody June American Dry Gin

The mercury is high—nearly 90 degrees. So a gin and tonic with a fat wedge of lime sounds right. We nosed Moody June next to Gordon’s London Dry Gin—Moody June is lemony and light on juniper while Gordon’s has a grapefruit aroma and firm pine.  One can easily sip this neat. While visiting New Orleans, […]

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The Race for the African Beer Market

A May 31, 2014 Economist article describes the race for the African beer market, which could prove terrifically lucrative. Read more at http://www.economist.com/news/business/21602999-long-established-african-firm-went-global-only-find-fastest-growing-market-was-its

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