| Jan 30, 2013
| 1:46 PM
CT.com's Tom Zeleznock speaks with Hartford Advocate staff writer Greg Hladky about Greg's latest Advocate cover story, "Connecticut Small-Batch Distilleries Are Making Award-Winning Vodkas, Brandies and Whiskeys." They discuss Connecticut's small-...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:36 AM
International wines and dishes from 17 restaurants highlight the Bacchus Wine and Food Festival happening from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Virginia Living Museum.
The ninth annual fundraiser also features live entertainment and a silent...
| Feb 3, 2013
On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, I tried as much rum as I could find and, as a whiskey drinker, was left bored. Even some of the recommended labels seemed thin and one-dimensional. But then, on my last night, I wandered into a hotel bar and...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Two Roads Brewery
1700 Stratford Ave., Stratford, (203) 375-3361, tworoadsbrewing.com
Half Full Brewery
43 Homestead Ave., Stamford, (203) 309-2821, halffullbrewery.com
Hey kids, let's open up a brewery! A lot of people must be having the same...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Though Ambrosia has been making a name for itself with its fresh ingredients since it opened in fall of 2010, restaurant managers are finding new ways to draw a crowd.
The restaurant has been offering wine dinners — a pairing of four wines with...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Any foodie will tell you freshness matters. Same holds true for beer. When what’s in your glass was made on the premises, or by a nearby brewer on behalf of the establishment where you’re sipping your suds, it’s bound to taste better...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
found at: Vinted Wine Bar (West Hartford)
What's a good wine to pair with chocolate?
Portuguese wines pair naturally with chocolate, especially dark chocolate. Everyone knows Portugal for dessert wines. I would suggest Colheita Quinita Do...
| Feb 6, 2013
What it is:
Since debuting in 1988, Deschutes has grown into the nation's fifth-largest craft brewery (by the Brewers Association's count), but its beers have only reached Chicago in recent weeks. The Bend, Ore., company is known best for its Mirror Pond...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:44 AM
I have often wondered why winemakers put their wines, white or red, in oak barrels and age them for sometimes months at a time.
The University of California Davis recently conducted a seminar on oak management and wine sensory issues. It looked at...
| Jan 20, 2013
The job of an eau de vie distiller is a bit like the role of a photographer, says Lance Winters, master distiller at St. George Spirits. "You aim to capture the essence of something," he says. As a distiller of the category of fruit brandies known as...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 10:47 PM
MOBRIDGE -- Zach Dockter and Daniel Roberts combined for 42 points as Mobridge-Pollock won its sixth straight game with a 64-56 non-conference boys’ basketball win over Belle Fourche.
Dockter scored 22 points on 8 for 13 shooting, while Roberts...