Here's a good philosophy to go by in life: never underestimate Minnesota. After all, Minnesota is the birthplace of The Replacements, Bob Zimmerman (a.k.a. Dylan) and Prince Rogers Nelson—and home to Bob Mould and the band that was Hüsker Dü—all giants of music in the 20th century. Minnesota is also the location of... Read more →
When I saw Backwoods Bastard on the shelves of my local liquor store, the first thing that came to mind was the movie Deliverance and the “dueling banjos” scene. This beer, however, doesn’t originate from the backwoods of Georgia, it comes from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Many may not know that Grand Rapids has had the title of “Beer... Read more →
The current crop of young Aussie wineries continues to impress. RAÏDIS ESTATE hails from Coonawarra in South Australia. If you’ve never heard of the Coonawarra region before, one of the best regions in Australia for growing Cabernet grapes, that’s something to get excited about. Because right now, this is a time in Australian wine where,... Read more →
Stunningly vivid a red blend for the price, HENTLEY FARM's “The Stray Mongrel” demonstrates why the wines of the new Australia are something to jump into right here, right now. What is the “new Australia” precisely? There’s no official definition, but it’s young wineries or wine labels representing the next wave of great... Read more →
Reviews of the latest wines from Gary Farrell, released Spring 2017: The new energy and synergy coming in tune at Gary Farrell winery continues to sing, producing a new batch of wines this Spring that are distinctive and deeply satisfying, each in their own way. Impeccably crafted by winemaker Theresa... Read more →
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