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Vinography: A Wine Blog

Vinography: A Wine Blog
Text Size: Book Review: The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert Review By Stella Fong The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert will, at first, appeal to the reader's inner child. With thick cardboard pages, great illustrations, and scratch and sniff scent disks, the book offers elementary tools that provide good introductory wine information sans the verbiage that fill other basic compendiums. The author, Richard Betts gets right to the point, confessing to hating wine speak. Even as one of the fewer than 200 Master Sommeliers worldwide he sheds all wine snobbery, stating what he finds obvious, "Wine is a grocery, not a luxury."

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Appellation Beer: Celebrating Beer From a Place A quick exchange of comments here Monday provoked this thought from Boak & Bailey about what happens to even the most dominant of breweries over time: Our suspicion is that, of the current wave of new brewers (1970s to now) some will inevitably become the new Whitbreads and Watneys.We don’t see, say, Sierra Nevada going into the Lite Lager business any time soon, but we can imagine, in thirty years time, a business which seems complacent and arrogant, and of which people will say: “They’re so dominant that no-one else can get into the market, and all they produce is that bland, dumbed-down, sub-6% pale ale crap …”If that does happen, there will be plenty of brewers waiting to challenge them, and the cycle will continue. Of course change is inevitable, but is complacency? Five days ago, August Schell Brewing Company, established in 1860 and the second oldest brewery in the country, won two medals at the World Beer Cup. It earned gold for Schell’s Firebrick, a Vienna-style lager.

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sans titre iTunes version 4.9 or greater, click here. If you use another podcast reader, click here for our RSS feed. 4/25/2013: Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown: Mark and Francis welcome Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown to the show to discuss their new book, The Deans of Drink, historic cocktails, cocktail museums, and how Europe is different from the US, not ....>> More Home Brewing Blog by BeerSmith - Making Beer at Home This week we discuss how to keg your home brewed beer with Chris Graham from MoreBeer. I highly recommend watching the video as this week Chris provides a detailed overview on kegging equipment, kegging techniques and how to make the transition from bottles to kegs! Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As […] Dry yeast for home brewing is sometimes maligned and often overlooked. Many years ago when I started home brewing, the quality of dry yeast included with many prepackaged kits was poor.

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The Feiring Line Impressed by the handling of the Olivier Cousin case, I stopped in to talk lawyer Eric Morain when last in Paris. With a case of Frank Cornelissen 2009s resting against the wall, the avocat sat behind his desk in his art-filled office. His handsome-cherubic face is angled in by a gently silvering beard. Mail constantly beeped into his computer. The Top 7 Best Linux Distributions for You There are various approaches to answering this question. The broad answer is: "any of them," but that's not very helpful if you're just looking for a place to start. The problem is, there never can be one best Linux distribution for everyone, because the needs of each user tend to be unique. Telling someone who's looking for a good introductory distribution to try Gentoo, for instance, would be a mistake because for all its positive qualities, Gentoo is decidedly not a beginner's distro. All too often, Linux aficionados will tend to list the distributions they like as the best, which is fair, but if they are not aware of their audience, they could suggest something that does not meet that person's needs. Finding a good Linux distribution is like finding a good match in an online dating service: good looks aren't the only quality upon which to judge a Linux distro.

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