Quick Flight, Small Pours

We’re back, flying quickly and pouring smally. Catching up:

 

You read a tantalizing wine review. Eric Asimov explains why we may not have it.

 

The story of phylloxera, infographic style.

 

How to write misleading headlines: “Gadget … Turns Water Into Wine,”
… Actually turns water, grape concentrate and yeast into wine, which isn’t so great.
Still, three days is impressive.

 

Remember these Girl Scout Cookies inspired beer flavors?
Now there are Girl Scout Cookie bourbon pairings.

 

MillerCoors, conservationists.

 

Token story about how wine is good for your health.
Token story about creepy ingredients in wine.

 

A device to break your phone-checking habit at the bar.
Pure genius.

 

Woah, that was the longest Quick Flights ever. …Thoughts?

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Beer Jelly Beans.

Not jelly bean beer, that’s totally different.

 

Some people take beer too seriously.

“Ceramic squirrel” is just gravy.

 

Malort in the news.

And again.

 

Wine: the glass makes the difference.

For better or worse, but it’s totally true.

 

Top 5 beers in the world?

This blogger gets it right, even if it is a listicle.

 

Newcastle can’t afford to hire Anna Kendrick for a commercial for the REDACTED.

Our favorite thing in quite a while.

 

…Thoughts?

 

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It’s been a while, so we’re catching up.

 

Doooooooooooooooooooooooooooom.

…or just a shortage of wine, globally.

 

Our very own Brett Pontoni contributes to this PVW article, as does John Hansell.

 

Love these recurring articles:

One about how not drinking correlates to shortened lifespans.

One about blind tasting crappy beer.

 

Halsted Vodka gets local love.

 

Congratulations to Binny’s in Champaign for taking home the coveted “Best Place to Buy Liquor” nod from the Daily Illini.

(Again!)

 

…Thoughts?

 

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Open Table: Chicago Restaurants aren’t so Great

We disagree.

 

Take this quiz: Craft Brewery or Indie Band?

We scored 9/10 because we have cred.

 

New invention: Chill your bottle in 45 seconds.

We can’t wait.

 

Coming Soon: Global Wine Shortage

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

 

This will help you feel better:

Wine for Cats and Beer For Dogs

 

And also:

Triumph the Insult Comic at GABF

 

Thoughts?

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Yuengling Ice Cream.

No, we don’t think we’ll be able to get this, either.

 

Guinness tugs at your heartstrings.

 

Beer Myths, Wine Myths.

These are always fun.

 

Wine people: have you seen Red Obsession?

It’s a good watch, and still mostly relevant.

 

We were on TV!

Proud to support a local hotshot bartender.

By the way, you should still totally try Crafthouse Cocktails.

 

Finally, a way two drink two different beers in one vessel.

It’s an untapped market.

 

…Thoughts?

 

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MillerCoors, Environmentalists.

 

Hello Kitty Beer. Kotaku, The Daily Meal reporting.

We don’t have it, but we did taste Hello Kitty sparkling wine a while back.

 

Beers preferred by cheating husbands.

What does Guinness have in common with Audi and Banana Republic?

 

Dimo’s has Malort pizza.

Why didn’t we think of that?

 

Can drinking wine reduce depression?

Conflicting with decades of research, new study says it might.

 

Thoughts?

 

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A Tale of Two Mortlachs

We really like this one.

 

Bottles and Cans, Again

As always, just clap your hands.

 

Natural Wine, “Actual Facts”

For when non actual facts just aren’t enough.

 

6.9% adds up to Fortune, the answer to Platinum

What the world needs now is higher-alcohol lager?

 

Trying to taste the difference ‘tween a lemon and a lime.

12345.

 

…Thoughts?

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Congrats to Binny’s for earning Chicago Reader’s 2013 Best Liquor Store.
That’s four in a row!

 

Quarry threatens Rochefort water supply.

 

Inhaling alcohol is a thing, apparently. But can it make you fat? 
Why?

 

Another ancient beer recipe.
This time, it is Sumerian, and GLBC. They say it won’t see bottles.

 

Frescobaldi releases wine made by prisoners.
Prisoners receive no wine.

 

Another article about how wine ratings are flawed. Stick with it.
If you have a few hours to kill, check out the response on reddit.

 

Thoughts?