Tuesday, December 1, 2015


All kinds of critters and critter byproducts are used to make beer, so why is Guinness bowing to pressure and removing isinglass from its stout?
On the morning after the last night at Guild Hall, a crew of volunteers mopped floors while the owners held back the tears.
Our sommelier says the sweetness of the Thanksgiving meal dictates the best wines to drink.
On chilly fall nights, there is nothing quite as cozy as a mug of hot cider - except for a mug of hot cider spiked with a shot of Snap. When added at the last moment, this ginger- and molasses-infused liqueur from Philadelphia's Art in the Age, inspired by Pennsylvania Dutch ginger bread, has the effect of an instant mulling spice.
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.
There are overt flourishes on the cocktail menu at SouthGate that put an Asian stamp on some familiar drinks.