Open Table: Chicago Restaurants aren’t so Great
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
This will help you feel better:
Wine for Cats and Beer For Dogs
Triumph the Insult Comic at GABF
Budweiser? Not in Italy.
Don’t cry over spilled Veuve.
A liquor story that seriously bites.
Baja California: Mexico’s rising wine star.
The government shutdown includes the TTB, meaning no new label approval.
It just got real.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Playing catch up:
884 cases of Chicken Cock stolen in daring truck stop heist.
$10,000 reward offered for its return.
Slate.com writer worries about the future of peat.
…supports sustainable Scotch.
Absolutely the worst cocktail we’ve ever heard of.
A tough drink to swallow. We’d like to think we could toe the line.
Less gross: Girl Scout Cookies inspire beer flavors.
…a great read.
Major League Craft Beer.
Click through for the slideshow. Step up your game, Chicago.
2012 Bordeaux Futures are out now, prices have come down.
Buy yours at Binny’s now if you’re in the market.
Breaking News: “Beer Taste Excites Male Brain.”
Remember that Maker’s Mark thing? Beam did it with Old Grand-Dad too.
Nobody seemed to notice. Thanks Chuck.
Black Market Beer.
Also discussed: the democracy of beer.
The Hopslam Challenge: Can you tell fresh Hopslam from year old Hopslam?
Huge props to Vav on this awesome idea, also to Chicagoist for giving it a shot.
Matt Kramer on cellaring wines.
It isn’t that you can’t cellar wines, it’s that you don’t have to.
Eric Asimov on food and wine pairing.
Don’t be afraid to mess up.
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