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Heineken 0.0 Debuts Is A Game Changer In The Beer Category

Heineken USA has launched its latest innovation, Heineken 0.0, an alcohol free malt beverage brewed with a unique recipe for a distinct balanced taste, containing only 69 calories per bottle. The brand’s iconic label has been turned blue to match the color associated with the alcohol free category globally. Heineken...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: AMRUT ROB ROY

by PINK LADY As the decadence of the holiday season subsides, many turn to austerity in this first month of the New Year. While we aren’t about that binge-purge lifestyle, there is certainly something to be said for going back to basics and recalibrating in January. For many, this includes...
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LONG LIVE THE QUEEN – A TALE OF TWO WOMEN

by HARVEY FINKEL The reigning Queen of Pinot Noir is abdicating. Merry Edwards, thus dubbed for her array of peerless Pinot Noirs grown in a complex of vineyards in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, is stepping down as winemaker at Merry Edwards Winery, in favor of Heidi von der Mehden, her...
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REVISITING A CLASSIC – THE BROWN ALE

by ANDY CROUCH If we know one thing in the beer industry it is that consumer interest works like a pendulum, gradually swinging from one direction to another. The swing in recent years has been a rather extended move towards hoppy beers, whether juicy, hazy, or tropical. We are starting...
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DRINK–DEATH–DEMENTIA-THE GOOD NEWS

by HARVEY FINKEL, MD Oh, they try. How they try. Ever since the first report in biblical times of a benefit, much less a health benefit, derived from drinking alcohol, the idea being so repugnant to some a counterreaction immediately started. There are always some who cannot stand the thought...
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CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR

by SANDY BLOCK, MW Tasting dozens of Pinot Noirs blind, it’s unmistakable how dramatically individual a story each one tells. The grape is a chameleon. Highly reflective of its specific growing conditions, Pinot requires handling with utmost care, both in the vineyard and the winery. Its thin skins bruise easily...
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STOCK THIS STUFF

By Kirsten Amann ‘Tis the season for gifts and shameless commerce! The busy shoppers flocking to your store don’t have time to be trolling the web for unique gifts for their wine, cocktail, and beer loving friends – for that matter, neither do you! There’s mulled wine to be sipped...
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TWO SOULS AJAR: DOS ALMAS: ITALY IN CHILE

by HARVEY FINKEL The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. -EMILY DICKINSON In the 15th and 16th centuries, Europeans invaded and subjugated what is now called Latin America, not at all benefiting the residents by these trans-Atlantic attentions. Marching alongside the conquistadors were priests, who...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: THE RUSTY NAIL

by PINK LADY ‘Tis the season for warm sweaters and full-flavored drinks! It’s roughly ten years since we started penning this column and we can hardly believe we’ve not mentioned the Rusty Nail, the grandpa of all Scotch classic cocktails, and (for some among us) a total dad drink. The...
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