Beers for non-beer people

When you love beer, you want to share it. One challenge, though, is that for many people there’s a notion that “beer” is just “fizzy corn water with a touch of alcohol.” The dominance of macro light lager in the marketplace for so long has convinced many people that beer only means one thing, and … [ Read more]

Amateur winemaker’s new filter makes white wine smell better

Inspiration for inventions often come from the strangest places. For Dick Jones, an amateur winemaker from British Columbia, it came from the human lung. According to a report by Wine Spectator, the former professor of pulmonary medicine believes a new filter membrane specifically designed for fermenting white wine will retain more aromatics in the final product. The problem, Jones found, is … [ Read more]

What wine lovers really want

The 2015 Gallo Consumer Wine Trends Survey uncovered many things about wine drinkers in America: 35% consider themselves to be “wine adventurers.” (25% chose “novice,” 20% “traditionalist,” 11% “brand loyalist,” 3% “imposter,” 3% “snob,” and 3% “other.”) 85% of frequent wine drinkers believe wine is appropriate for both casual and formal settings. 95% would try … [ Read more]

Wine Wednesday: Landskroon Chenin Blanc

As the summer days stretch on, so does my dogged quest to find the best cheap white wine. Rarely, do I ever think of chenin blanc as a value grape. The problem was, I was looking in the wrong country. For cheap whites, you might stick to vinho verde, pinot grigio, colombard – grapes that can be grown … [ Read more]