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FEW Spirits: The Pursuit and Passion of Distilling Craft
September 23, 2014 in Whisky
Rome wasn’t built in a day. And nor was the craft spirits industry.

In fact, looking at the landscape today, it’s hard to imagine what twists and turns lie ahead for craft spirits. Will the industry follow in the footsteps of craft beer? Will it have a shake out and a rebuilding? Will distilleries choose to become more transparent with their production sources? Will the overall quality of craft spirits rise as knowledge expands? [...] Continue Reading
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Fall Whiskey Is In The Air! Here’s What To Look Out For

Fall is a beautiful time of the year. The weather starts cooling off, the leaves start changing, apple cider donuts come back into fashion… oh, yeah, and all of the best American whiskeys get released. Man I love the fall. … Continue reading


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A Journey Through the Wines of Alsace

Every time I drink a wine from Alsace it reminds me how stupid I am for not drinking more wines from Alsace. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels that way. The reality is, Alsace is … Continue reading


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Announcing the First Brewdown Pop-Up: Harpoon Brewery & Ball and Buck

As some of you may know, I have a full time gig that is not this (unfortunately, this whole blogging thing isn’t exactly paying for a lavish lifestyle of drinking and luxury just quite yet). I work at a marketing … Continue reading


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Off to Maine for Beer Camp! And, of course, Allagash

I took last Friday off from work to head up to Portland, Maine because, well… beer. More specifically, Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America had finally made it to the great Northeast and there was no way I was going … Continue reading


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The Pinot Heartland of America: Willamette Valley’s Boutique Wineries

This is the second installment in The Pinot Heartland of America, a series about Willamette Valley wine.  On my recent trip to Oregon’s Willamette Valley, I discovered a wine region in its prime; brimming with greatness. Some of the best … Continue reading


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The Pinot Heartland of America: Oregon’s Willamette Valley

This is the first post in a three-part series about Willamette Valley wine. On a hot afternoon in early July, I walked down Third Street in McMinnville, Oregon, toward R. Stuart & Co. Wine Bar. It had been an amazing … Continue reading


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Beware, Session Beer Drinkers on the Loose in Massachusetts

Edit 7/25, 12:45pm: Rumor has it that the ABCC may not have called this Cambridge bar out on trying to host a liter beer party, after all, and that there were no laws in question. The ABCC claims that it … Continue reading


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Best of Portland, Oregon: Breweries, Brewpubs and Beers (Part II)

Per capita, Portland, Oregon has more breweries than any other city in America, and DrinkInsider has taken the PDX challenge head-on to narrow down the best of the best. In Part II, we’ve got five more breweries: Hopworks, The Commons, … Continue reading


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Best of Portland, Oregon: Breweries, Brewpubs and Beers (Part I)

I’ve been told by quite a few Portlanders that their city has the most strip clubs per capita in the US. And while this statistic is both impressive and true, I wonder why they fail to mention that Portland is … Continue reading


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Let the Wine Flow! Massachusetts Ends Archaic Ban

I don’t usually write about news, or Massachusetts. But, it’s Friday and this is big. Finally, after years and years of hard fought battles, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed the latest budget bill, which includes provisions allowing for limited, regulated … Continue reading


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