As the fires rage without and within, it’s good to know that wine always brings people together, a refuge from the battle against destructive forces that threaten to engulf us in ways both existential and palpably real. HEITZ CELLARS is a historic family property of Napa, established in 1961 in the town of St. Helena, and it’s a stalwart... Read more →
Old school drinkers of fine wines have this thing about waiting… and waiting—forever—to open up a special bottle of wine. Their obsession with waiting sometimes comes off like endless reels of actionless foreplay before the money shot happens in the most painfully and torturously boring wine porn movie ever made. New school wine... Read more →
You know those old, anecdotal, paradoxical stories about how eating habanero peppers, drinking hot beverages, or taking scalding showers during warm weather cools you down? Humans living in the vicinity of the equator grow and consume coffee and hot peppers, and rumor has it it’s hot there, so “hot to battle hot” appears to be a... Read more →
Our ongoing series on the essential beers that anyone who’s interested in craft beer ought to know. Continuing on my nostalgic trip down Beer Lane (refer to my last article on Stone IPA), let’s take a look at another iconic brew—the SIERRA NEVADA Pale Ale (SNPA). We at the Craft Beer Section of the Corkscrewer Report may come across... Read more →
This review, in Skaggsian sonnet, as inspired by Willy Shakespeare: "Sonnet 10, Double dry-hopped IPA—thee sly beast!" Double-dry hopped IPA—thee sly beast! Praised, scorned; IKEA of yon brewer’s world. Opaque orange, hazy tendrils, brewer’s yeast; Rind of grapefruit, herbs de Provence, yon swirled— In... Read more →
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