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Another one of these already?

 

Remember Jim Koch, eating yeast, not getting too tipsy?

NPR puts it to the test. It doesn’t work well. Your mileage may vary.

 

Using science to fight counterfeit wines.

 

Germany wins World Cup. In the aftermath, beer is stolen.

Ten trucks. Nobody but the cops seem to notice.

 

Why combat global climate change?

Because beer.

 

Finally, Americans Tasting International Alcohols

Includes Malort which is only “international” if you aren’t from Chicago.

 

…Thoughts?

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Mass produced wine, good tasting, making: economics and chemistry.

 

More chemistry: make older whiskey faster.

Not sure that’s how that works, guys.

 

Honest reactions to Laphroaig.

 

Harry Caray’s bar diary.

 

This story again: Wine Good for Teeth

My dental hygienist just doesn’t get it.

 

Buying a wine for a newborn baby.

We do actually get this question a lot.

 

Drink your damn beer.

 

Lagunitas houses migrant workers.

Central question: “What do you feed 26 hungry Germans?”

 

…thoughts?

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3D ice cubes rock.

 

Hot in the news: powdered alcohol.

 

Lagunitas in Chicago? Their first batch was bottled this month!

 

Thoughtful reflection on the job of the wine critic, by Asimov.

 

IPA, stout, and lager lollipops? Of course.
Other flavors include cocktails, wine, sriracha bacon. Blue cheese.

 

This story with Jim Koch has raised some eyebrows.
In short, he suggests you eat yeast in yogurt to not get drunk.

 

If you have Parker access, absolutely read Neal Martin’s Bordeaux 2013 report.

 

The cutest beer story in years.

 

…Thoughts?

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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?