| Apr 4, 2013
A cicerone is to beer what a sommelier is to wine.
Earning the title requires extensive training and costly certification tests. But ABC Fine Wine & Spirits is willing to pay, if it means offering customers much-needed guidance in the field of beers....
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:39 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Brewing company Anheuser-Busch has asked movie studio Paramount Pictures to obscure all images of Budweiser beer in the film "Flight," which is about an airline pilot who is accused of drinking and includes scenes showing him...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Glass bottles moved briskly along new manufacturing lines — some filling with rum, others with tequila — as the plant manager explained just how groundbreaking this was for a site used to a more sedate pace.
The Baltimore County plant now can...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:06 AM
DUBLIN - True or false? Irish whiskey is practically the same as scotch whisky.
Did you answer true? Blarney! You lose. Their rich shades of amber are about the same, but in tradition and taste, the two couldn't be more different.
And I have to admit, I...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:38 AM
In this new era of craft beer mania, where people will wait for hours to buy a single bottle, among the most frenzy-inciting brews is Goose Island's line of Bourbon County Stouts.
Such devotion has made something of a celebrity of John Laffler, one of...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Back in the mid-2000s, the Boston Beer Co., brewers of the Samuel Adams brand, issued a "Beer Drinker's Bill of Rights," which declared that "Beer shall be offered in bottles, not cans, so that no brew is jeopardized by the taste of metal." This year, the...
| Sep 8, 2013
The buying habits of whiskey enthusiasts follow a predictable trajectory: Trace their first love — usually a bargain bourbon — to their dream dram, and you'll see an increase in price and flavor-complexity over time. That's the reason so...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:31 PM
SACRAMENTO – California regulators recently gave a go-ahead for Lyft, Sidecar and other services to provide ride-sharing to smartphone users.
Now, it's up to the insurance industry to develop products to meet a requirement that drivers and...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:51 AM
Make room for cider and mead.
In Maryland, cider was last popular in Colonial times. Mead never has been.
But a new generation of mead and cider makers, with their feet planted firmly in Maryland soil, are rethinking these age-old fermented...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 9:10 AM
No one really bats an eye anymore when someone tells you they've been brewing beer in their garage. Or basement. Or kitchen. Homebrewing is super popular these days, what with the rise in popularity of craft beers and the notion that beer doesn't have...
| Aug 4, 2013
Allison Patel jokes that when she retired as a professional ballerina at 23, she discovered "wine, whiskey and cheese." It took another few years to find the whiskey that would change her life, and, for a lover of cheese and wine, of course, she found...