Winebloggin’ Episode V… Last Until 2009

Finally, the grandest of the grand sagas of my home wine experience. It’s now in the barrel, where it will sit for 5-6 months until we can drink it. Stay tuned! Read the epic story at Wired.com! Related Stories: TapInfluence Interviews Editor in Chief Christopher Null Winebloggin’ Episode II Winebloggin’ Episode IV Now Live Winebloggin’:…

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Review: Cape North Vodka

If the Anheuser-Busch distributor who dropped off a bottle of Cape North at my house last week is even remotely serious, you won’t be seeing Cape North on a shelf near you any time soon. (The company distributes muchc more than just beer.) According to him, obtaining samples was a truly Herculean effort. Imagine how…

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Review: Chang Beer

You don’t have to like elephants to like Chang beer (the company claims it is the best-selling beer in its native Thailand), but it helps. Those little elephants on the label are just so darn cute you can’t help but try to snuggle them when you’re deep into your third oversize bottle. Chang is slowly…

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U.S. to Become #1 Wine Market By 2011

Turns out it’s not just those sophisticated Frenchies that like wine: Overall wine consumption in the United States rose 3.2 percent in 2007 to 292.1 million 9-liter cases, according the Beverage Information Group’s recently released 2008 Wine Handbook. This marks the fourteenth consecutive year of case gains, indicating positive long-term health and sustainability for the…

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Review: 2005 Pahlmeyer Jayson Red

Pahlmeyer produces some impressive high-end wines. The juice that doesn’t go into them goes into this second label, “Jayson.” (You know it’s from Pahlmeyer by the distinctive cursive label and a tiny note on the back of the bottle.) Jayson Red also doesn’t indicate what’s in it, but it’s actually a Bordeaux blend of 73%…

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Jessica Simpson Drinks Beer

Well of course she does. Just look at her. Per the press release for Stampede Light, her “new favorite beer:” Everyone knows about Jessica Simpson’s daisy dukes body and healthy lifestyle. The all-American beauty and world-renowned entertainer has a passion for working out and making healthy food choices. But she also makes those smart choices…

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Winebloggin’ Episode IV Now Live

More of my experiences are now up on Wired about makin’ wine in the comfort of your own bathtub… the press and barrelling happens on Saturday, so expect the gory details of Episode V in the near future! Related Stories: TapInfluence Interviews Editor in Chief Christopher Null Winebloggin’ Episode II Winebloggin’ Episode V… Last Until…

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Re-Review: Zyr Vodka

So here’s a first on Drinkhacker: A second review of a spirit, four months after our initial coverage. The folks at Zyr vodka thought I was off base with my original review — which was a lofty A- rating — but which ZYR felt should be even higher. They sent a new bottle. Who am…

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