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"Everybody thinks I've been doing nothing for the past two years," says Robert Cassell, the master distiller who left Philadelphia Distilling (where...
CLOVERDALE, Calif. -- Amid the ocean of California chardonnay and West Coast pinot noir that inevitably floods the world’s largest competition...
The wines of the Canary Islands were once very big in Philadelphia, say, about 240 years ago, when ships docked from Tenerife and the Founders toasted their independence, according to some reports, with glasses of "Canary Madeira." Well, a new w
With its raucous banquet of diverse flavors, Thanksgiving is a tricky meal to pair with drinks. But a good case can be made that hard cider - early America's favorite beverage - is on point, both thematically and in matters of taste. Few drinks are as versatile as dry cider. And with the cider-glazed turkey recipe from the Hungry Pigeon published lsat Thursday in the Inquirer's Food section, there is no better match. Among the rising group of local cideries, Kurant from Perkasie is one to seek.
The region's craft distilling scene has continued to steam forward with ambitious new players, and many have been around long enough to begin producing spirits with the color of barrel age. But that doesn't mean these liquors are necessarily mature. Despi
In an election year of unexpected battlegrounds, will the big decision come down to the Lager Vote? Beer billionaire Dick Yuengling may have forced the issue when he threw his Pottsville brewery's support behind Donald Trump.
That moment when late summer shifts to fall is a transition time for wine, when foods begin to take on heartier shades but drinkers still cling just a little bit - to the season's last beams of warmth.
A long time ago, I went to work at a restaurant in Chambéry, France, and along the way discovered an entire class of refreshing alpine wines I'd never heard of before. Chignin? Roussette? These regional curiosities were hardly ever seen then, even in cosm
We were looking for one bottle to suit the big tasting menu at Vetri, as opposed to the elaborate flight of pairings, and sommelier Tara Fay nailed it with ampeleia, an unusual Tuscan IGT blend of six grapes featuring cab franc and sangiovese from a biody
The Tria cafes remain among the city's best destinations to go exploring the most unfamiliar reaches of the wine world. And my most recent Tria-inspired vino-fatuation is the Austrian grape called Blaufränkisch, a thick-skinned and late-ripening red (also
Now you see PUNGE. Now you don't. That's because this amazingly fresh double IPA was one of the latest issues in the weekly spontaneous can series from Tired Hands' Fermentaria. And it was gone in a blink.
Hard cider has continued surging, and new local producers such as Big Hill Ciderworks are making some of the best. In the heart of Pennsylvania's apple country in Adams County just north of Gettysburg, farmers Troy Lehman and Ben Kishbaugh began in 2014 crushing estate-grown heirloom cider apples, from Dabinetts and Kingston Blacks to Esopus Spitzenbergs.
This being Beer-adelphia, there are naturally more than a half-dozen new local brews that have been crafted and themed in honor of Pope Francis' visit, from Holy Wooder (Philadelphia Brewing Co.) to White Smoke Saison (Forest & Main). But the South Americ
The Japanese love vending machines - even for sake, which is dispensed in tall glass cups that are ready to drink. For those accustomed to sake served reverently in ceramic carafes or expensive larger bottles, the many fine examples of these 200-millilite
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