Beer, ME

Recently, I took a jaunt up to my hometown of Portland, ME. Being that I grew up there as a boy, I never really got the full scope of...

America’s Wine Cradle

We’re all familiar with the great wines being produced in Napa and Sonoma, but most people forget (or perhaps never knew) the birthplace...

Newburgh New-brew

Newburgh, NY has been the underdog for the last hundred years. It was a boomtown during the Gilded Age, with its ideal position between...

OktoBEERfest

It’s high season in the Hudson Valley, what with leaf-peeping, pumpkin-patching, apple-picking and corn-mazing, which means when you...

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Balkan Wine Project

Last week at Winebow‘s annual Vintner’s Harvest the room was filled with amazing wines from around the world. From the Hudson valley to...

Johnny Apple-cider

Cider Apples Whatever you do, don’t say the apple cider tastes like apples! This will get you kicked out of a cider tasting pretty much...

Made with Honor, Sold on Hipster

Every so many years a new cool beer is chosen to be the mascot of the poor yet proud educated youth. The newly chosen emblem of awesome...

Coffee Tasting for Winos

sniffers…. The wine community has a great history and well earned reputation for pretension and overly ceremoniously sniffing, swirling...