Daily News: Israeli Brewery Makes “Biblical Beer,” Alice Feiring’s Drinking Horn


Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:

The Campaign for Real Ale, a longtime champion of cask ale, faces an identity crisis as it decides whether to embrace quality craft beer supplied in kegs or cans rather than casks.

– An Israeli brewery has produced five gallons of “biblical beer” from a strain of wheat claimed to have been used for brewing during the time of Jesus, in an attempt to understand why wine was the preferred beverage of the bible.

– The New York Times talks with wine writer, Alice Feiring, about her khantsi, a traditional Georgian drinking horn.

– Andrew Jefford reports on the fundamental issues inherent in French wine politics.

– Finally, The Birth of Saké, a recent documentary release, explores the traditional method of saké production that is on the decline in Japan.

[Photo: Flickr/Sleepy Claus]

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