| 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...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Brewmaster Massimo Salvatori of Rome's Birradamare beers is coming to Macchialina in Miami Beach. The Italian gastropub will offer guests a choice of pizza or an appetizer, both cooked with the visitor's beers, during a happy-hour meeting with the...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
For two years, Neal Newsom, a well-regarded West Texas grower, stubbornly put off entreaties from a would-be Dallas winemaker in his 20s to gamble on tempranillo.
It was the late 1990s and Newsom had never heard of Dan Gatlin, nor did he like what the...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 9:10 AM
BJ's makes beer, but its happy-hour specials encompass more than the restaurant's band of ales. Aside from ongoing discounts on drafts and cocktails ($1 off), bottled beers ($2 off) and house wines ($3 off), the Brewhouse sells $5 martinis and mojitos, in...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Root beer—A&W, Barq's, Mug, etc.—is really a misnomer. It's soda, made with carbonated water and sweeteners, and, as everyone knows, is totally appropriate to serve at a kid's birthday party.
Not so with two new local brews.
| Mar 27, 2013
The Loire Valley makes more types of wine than any other winemaking region of France. It produces the tricolor of red, white and rose wines; much sparkling wine; and a raft of wines that range in sweetness from as dry as a mouthful of cotton to as...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:05 PM
The Burnside Craft Brewers Festival
June 15, 1-5 pm, High Meadow Resort, North Granby, oldeburnsidebrewing.com
So proud is Case McClellan of his Scottish heritage that he has affixed the slogans "Scotland Forever" and "The Pipers are Calling:...
| Jun 12, 2013
Wine is the most sensual of sips. To fully appreciate any wine, we use four of our five senses: to look at its color and depth of hue, sniff its aromas, taste its flavors and feel its texture. (I bet that a big reason behind popping corks, clinking...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 2:09 PM
This is a big year for Kevin and Yvonne Ford.
In November 2012, they officially opened their winery, Red Heifer Winery, the first in the Smithsburg area. In April, they'll represent Red Heifer at the Decanter wine festival in Pimlico race track in...
| Mar 9, 2013
Jeff Fischer doesn't have a vineyard or a winery. He has no formal training and zero employees. Yet in a short time he's managed to land his small-batch Habit wines in nearly 50 of L.A.'s top restaurants, including the Chateau Marmont, Spago, AOC, Ink,...
| Mar 13, 2013
During the past 30 years, no winemaking area of France has transformed itself as much as Languedoc, the fertile crescent of vineyards stretching along a third of the country's western Mediterranean coastline.
The winemaking region is properly called...