Daily News: The Best Bars in America, Reassessing Piedmont’s Barbera Wines

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A soon-to-be-auctioned collection of 150-year-old wine discovered beneath a Czech castle offers a rare glimpse of 19th century tastes. – Grammy award-winning comedian Lewis Black of The Daily Show doubles as an amateur wine connoisseur. – David Wondrich has canvassed the country in pursuit of More

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Daily News: Anderson Cooper’s First Martini, Remembering Donn Chappellet

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Anderson cooper gets treated to his first ever Martini, served by an incredulous Anthony Bourdain. – Roads & Kingdoms gets a sake education in a dank Osaka basement. – Lamplighter, a new brewery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, helmed by self-proclaimed science nerds strives to make beer that More

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Daily News: John Wayne’s Liquor Cabinet, Wastewater Beer

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Though he favored a neat glass of Wild Turkey bourbon, John Wayne was also known to enjoy tequila, aquavit and Dom Pérignon. – A communications company has determined that there are five distinct “tribes” of wine buyers including the “info geek” and the “trophy hunter.” More

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Daily News: Cava’s Image Problem, DJ Khaled Reps Dussé

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A stash of rare wine dating from the 19th century has been discovered under the floorboards of a Czech castle. – Residue found on 5,000-year-old pottery shards offers new insight into China’s ancient brewing practices. – Hoping to produce distinctive California wines, vintner Randall Grahm is More

Daily News: Harvesting Fog for Vodka, Whale Vomit Craft Beer

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Ambergris, a substance formed in the intestines of sperm whales prior to being regurgitated, is the latest unusual ingredient to make its way into craft beer. – Nashik, one of India’s holiest places, is garnering a reputation as a vinicultural destination, already producing several award-winning wines. More

Daily News: Best Beers for All-Day Drinking, America’s Drunkest State

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – From pilsner to gose, Eric Asimov offers advice on the best beers for outdoor drinking. – In the latest episode of their podcast, Grub Street sits down with Suffolk Arms owner Giuseppe Gonzalez to discuss cocktail culture in a post-mixology world. – Wisconsin lays claim to over half of the More

Daily News: Bald Eagle to Deliver Beer, David Beckham and Jack Whitehall Drink Whiskey

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Opting for character over control, a growing number of vintners are employing native yeasts during fermentation. – Roads & Kingdoms catches up with the founder of Colonel, one of the pioneers of the craft beer movement in the Middle East. – A Canadian brewery is taking beer More

Daily News: Monastic Beer, Drew Barrymore’s New Rosé

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Iceland’s answer to beer pong involves riding a horse with a full mug of beer in one hand without spilling. – In Italy, monks have begun brewing and exporting beer, a deviation from the longstanding tradition of producing monastic wine. – The practice More

Daily News: Making Frozen Booze Cubes, Synthetic Wine

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Flame-branded citrus peels, custom garnish picks and chiseled ice cubes are just a few of the creative ways bars have started inscribing logos onto their drinks. – Frascati, a wine known as a papal favorite in the 17th century, fell from favor as quality declined, but recently, a More

Daily News: Brooklyn’s Only Rooftop Vineyard, Roasted Bull Testicle Beer

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Rooftop Reds, Brooklyn’s only winery currently growing grapes in the borough, takes urban farming to new heights with their 14,000-square-foot vineyard perched atop the Navy Yard. – The latest wine rating system, launched by a former investment banker, relies on a 1,000-point scale More

The Punch A-Z

Malt Extract

(n.): An ingredient used in making beer, this product—either a syrup or a powder made from concentrating the sugary liquid strained from boiled malted grains (the wort)—is used as a shortcut (both financial and temporal) for making beer from grains.

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