Category: Beer

Wines Come Out During “Drink the District”

Spring is wine and beer festival season.
On a recent spring evening there was a line stretching for several blocks to get into a parking lot near National’s Stadium even though the team was out of town. People were queuing up to attend the Cherry Blossom Beer and Wine Festival, one of several annual

Chanukah Wish List

Our annual Chanukah gift wish list
Our annual Chanukah gift guide begins with a simple but essential accessory for any wine lover, a corkscrew.

Craft Beer And All That Shtick

A conversation with Jeremy Cowan, the founder of the kosher craft beer company, Shmaltz Brewing Company.
The nation is in the midst of something of a beer revolution. While the market is still dominated by big names such as Budweiser, Miller and Coors, a visit to nearly every bar and liquor store reveals a growing

Wish List For Chanukah Gifts

Some suggestions for wine and spirits related holiday gifts.
With the beginning of Chanukah falling on Thanksgiving, many folks will be focused on the traditional turkey-centric meal and related Thanksgiving aspects of the day. But it is good to remember that Chanukah is not only the more important of the two holidays, it also lasts

Neo-Prohibitionists: Hands Off Our Hooch

More governmental efforts to restrict access to our favorite spirits, wine and beer by blocking privatization.
We have written in the past about the byzantine-seeming regulatory patchwork of alcohol laws in this country. Every so often, folks seek to change this regulatory system in the name of freedom and consumer choice, and while progress of

A Little Taste Of Chametz Before Pesach

A look at the kosher craft brewery He'brew and a review of the Loch Chaim, Isle of Arran 13 year old Single Malt Whisky.
Admittedly this is a departure from our usual focus on wine, but with Purim here and Pesach approaching we've had levity on the cards and chametz (leavened food) on the brain.

Summer Is The Perfect Season For Sippers

Some summer drink suggestions including cocktails, beer and wine.
The noted philosopher Robin Williams once declared: "Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party.' " Sounds like an ideal excuse to try new drinks and to invigorate some old favorites.

Planning Ahead: Suggestions For Romantic Sipping

Romantic wine suggestions for Valentine's Day
Indulge your beloved by sharing a bottle of wine or other fine libation on Valentine's Day. California's full-bodied Terra Valentine Spring Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 ($38), with richly spiced dark currant and blackberry flavors that finish with cedar, chocolate and caramel, is an excellent choice. Or, sip the

Great Beer For Turkey Bowls

A close look at some Belgian beers including Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe Brun.
By now the wines for the Thanksgiving feast have been carefully selected. But what does a self-respecting wine lover drink during the other activities of the day, such as watching football? Cider and eggnog are too unidimensional. Wine is all about