Thursday, January 29, 2015

Beverages

BUZZ: Hey Marnie, I used to drink California chianti, but now there are only a couple of brands left. Are they not growing chianti grapes out west anymore?
They've been making wine in Southern Italy since the B.C. era, and hundreds of those ancient grape varieties have faded from modern consciousness. But there's been a revival of many in the last few decades. Discovering the sheer range of those less famili
GOOD OL' Charlie Brown. Always out there on the mound, even in the rain, ready to give his best for the rest of the "Peanuts" gang.
It's not as if I need an excuse to buy a great bottle of brown liquor. But the holidays are an especially perfect time to indulge the gifting spirits. So here are a few fine choices - with an emphasis on rarities and unusual twists on the familiar - that should make any booze lover smile.
YOU KNOW that resolution you made to cut back on beer in 2015? Yeah, me neither. But for those who did, here are 16 brand-new resolution-breakers from area breweries.
Refined cocoas from Shane Candies, Sazon Restaurant and Rim Cafe are included in the city's best drinking chocolates. We review and rate 10.