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Sebago Lake Distillery Debuts Range Of High End Craft Rums

Sebago Lake Distillery is proud to announce the official opening of their Maine-based distillery and the successful launch of three distinctly different and innovative, handcrafted rum brands, with another set to debut later this year. Sebago Lake is Maine’s only distiller focused exclusively on producing rum. Sebago Lake Distillery represents...
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Newcastle Summer Grilling Recipe Series

Just in time for summer, Newcastle Brown Ale is releasing a series of grilling recipes in partnership with MasterChef Season 7 champion, Shaun O’Neale. Before appearing on the hit FOX cooking competition show, Shaun was a DJ performing at some of the biggest music festivals and nightclubs around the country....
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STOUTS and PORTERS for HOT SUMMER’S NIGHTS

by ANDY CROUCH WHEN THE WEATHER turns cold, thoughts in the beer world turn immediately to dark beers.  Pints of warming, inviting black pints of stout are what is needed to combat snow piles awaiting the shovel.  Light hefeweizens, airy witbiers, and quenching Berliner weisses remain excellent selections when the...
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Decoding the Genetics of DRINKING

by HARVEY FINKEL, MD ALCOHOLISM TENDS TO cluster in families.  Observers have long wondered whether this destructive addiction, or at least susceptibility thereto, is inherited, however difficult it is to imagine the intricate individual steps required for genetic determinants to be translated into complex behavior. Studies aiming to uncover human...
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PHILADELPHIA FISH HOUSE PUNCH

PINK LADY’S ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH RUM is a delightful sip, and with our most patriotic holiday on the horizon it seems fitting to familiarize ourselves with a great recipe for a rum punch to raise in celebration.  Philadelphia Fish House Punch is older than America itself and was...
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Carmenere

by SANDY BLOCK, MW THE CARMENERE STORY has mythical overtones (a star grape in 19th Century Bordeaux, believed extinct, then rediscovered in Chile in the 199Os) but the reality is that for many years the grape has stirred strong passions, calling forth divisively negative, as well as positive, reactions among...
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DRINKING THE DOURO DRY

by HARVEY FINKEL FOR A SMALL COUNTRY, Portugal is prolific and complex in its wine production.  While it is among the most pleasant places I’ve visited, the difficulties of the spoken language and the unfamiliar legion of indigenous grape varieties can be initially daunting, until meeting the accommodating people and...
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THE LAST WORD

PINK LADY’S ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH THE LAST WORD 3/4 ounce of gin 3/4 ounce of Chartreuse 3/4 ounce of maraschino liqueur 3/4 ounce of fresh lime Shake ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. SPRING SURE TOOK its sweet time arriving this...
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German Hefeweizen

by ANDY CROUCH SPRING HAS ARRIVED but as I write this snow is falling lightly out the window, promising another backbreaking afternoon of shoveling. The thought of summer is fleeting at best. But soon the summer beer drinking season will be in full swing. For my money, there is no...
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OAXACAN OLD FASHIONED

by PINK LADY WE LUPEC LADIES love our tequila, and we feel equal adoration for another agave spirit hailing from Mexico: mezcal. For many decades mezcal got a bad rep here in the US as tequila’s inferior cousin, made cheaply and featuring a giant booze-soaked worm as hallmark. But oh,...
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DAVID STARE’S DRY CREEK VINEYARD HE WENT WEST

by HARVEY FINKEL LET US GO THEN, you and I, returning to the early days of yesteryear, at the dawning of the modern vinous age on the Pacific Coast, when David Stare trekked from eastern Massachusetts to western California, the wine grail image ever before him, to establish Dry Creek...
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