Rosenblum Cellars The Great American Wine Company Red Blend 2012

This fruit-forward red was a nice find at Safeway. It cost all of $8 and paired well with veggie pizza and hamburgers. (Rating: Good) That proceeds from this wine benefit military charities makes it all the more appealing. Read more at http://www.thewinebar.com.

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Samples: Amstel Radler, Strongbow Gold Apple, and Strongbow Honey and Apple

Yippee—refreshing samples arrived today. Just in time, as the heat is on in Washington, DC. Read more at http://heinekenusa.com/2014/03/bulls-eye-strongbow-hits-mark-new-hard-apple-ciders/ (Strongbow) and http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-19/heineken-dilutes-beer-with-lemonade-to-strengthen-europe-sales.html (Amstel Radler).

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Economist.com on German Beer: “Pure, Cheap, and a Bit Dull”

“But the truth is that Germans are going off their ale. At unification in 1990, annual consumption averaged 148 litres per head; last year it was just 107 litres. Instead, they are turning to wine, which has a higher status. Connoisseurs think there is another reason for falling sales: that so many German beers are […]

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