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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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BURGUNDY WEST?

by HARVEY FINKEL The answer to the query posed by the title of this piece is a clear “no,” despite Oregon’s most important grape variety being Pinot Noir. The wines are not the same, even if both regions, the Willamette Valley of Oregon and the Côte d’Or of Burgundy, share...
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THE BAMBOO COCKTAIL

By Pink Lady Sherry and vermouth are two delightful types of fortified wine that became woefully misunderstood during the cocktail’s Dark Ages in the 197Os and ‘8Os. When we first stepped behind the bar sherry was understood as something sweet and cloying, associated with little old ladies and British people....
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UNDERSTANDING THE MYSTERIOUS AND COMPLEX SAISON

By Andy Crouch Saison is one of those underrated styles that has the ability to impress everyone who drinks it without leaving a lasting impression on most consumers. It is an enigma wrapped in a sketchy back story with dashes of style confusion mixed in. At its core, saison should...
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WINE WON’T MAKE YOU FAT

By Harvey Finkel, MD A recently published scientific report on the influence of drinking upon weight stimulated a review of relevant medical literature and discussions by fellow members of the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research. I came away little the wiser. It is generally believed, including among physicians, that...
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BOURGOGNE 2O15

. . . Burgundy in all its sunset glow. -Lord Byron by HARVEY FINKEL HEARING AUSPICIOUS Delphian whispers for more than two years about the 2O15 vintage in Burgundy whetted desire to at last confront the wines, for selecting Burgundies is a contact sport. We had read such words as...
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Sancerre

by SANDY BLOCK, MW Sancerre is on a roll.  Restaurateurs and retailers alike report that it is currently one of their hottest categories.  One of its advantages is that, unlike many other worthy French wines, it has a name that’s easy for Americans to pronounce.  And as Sauvignon Blanc has...
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HAZY BREWS

by ANDY CROUCH HAZE IS THE LATEST CRAZE to conquer the world of flavorful beer. From dank, juicy pale ales to milkshake hued India pale ales to double India pale ales that resemble glasses of concentrated orange juice, clarity is out of favor with many beer drinkers today. A cloudy...
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