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Yuengling Marks 190th Anniversary With Year-Long Celebration

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, is celebrating 190 years and six generations of family brewing. In 2019, Yuengling will commemorate its 190th anniversary by offering fans exciting packaging, promotions, special beers, and celebratory events throughout the year. Since it was founded in 1829, America’s Oldest Brewery has...
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Newcastle Brown Ale Is Reborn With Lagunitas Brewing

Heineken USA has announced the March 2019 relaunch of Newcastle Brown Ale brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company, a new brew that celebrates the Altogether Uncommon by bringing together a unique blend of pale and roasted malts with American hops. “Lagunitas Brewing Company is one of the most recognized and respected...
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CABERNET THE GREATS of 2O13

by SANDY BLOCK, MW Before the wines even finished fermenting 2O13 was widely hailed as a legendary almost picture perfect vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon in California. In this, yet another in a succession of drought years, the Cabernet vines produced ultra-concentrated grapes that balanced richness with structure. It was a...
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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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