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  • Wine Department: Wine Passport February 2020

    • Posted: 1/30/2020
    • Categories: Wine
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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated February 2020

     

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks February 2020

     

     

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  • Beer Department: Get to know a style: Hefeweizen

    As spring begins to loom on the horizon and the weather (hopefully) begins making a turn for the better, I’ve noticed that a stalwart of craft beer, the humble wheat beer, has seen a resurgence in popularity lately. Bearing this in mind, I thought it high time we better understand one specific style of wheat beer: the Hefeweizen.

    To start, let’s understand that today I’ll be describing Hefeweizen specifically, also known as hefeweissbier or simply weissbier.

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  • What is Lunar New Year?

    Lunar New Year is an annual New Year’s celebration that is observed in China, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, and many other countries.

    Happy New Year! Even though January 1 has come and gone, one of the biggest New Year celebrations in the world is coming up! It’s time for Lunar New Year, a huge holiday that happens once a year, usually between January 21 and February 20.

     

    When is it?

     

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  • Wine Department: Wine Passport January 2020

    • Posted: 12/30/2019
    • Categories: Wine
    Our New Year’s Resolution….New and exciting wines!

    So let’s talk about exploration and discovery in the wine universe, where there is always a new varietal to experience, a new variation of a familiar grape, or a new expression of a familiar wine that changes your perception of what wine is! From the re-emergence of classic techniques like “Orange wine” to emerging wine producers on the world market like Greece, or little known varietals from Italy and Spain,

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  • Beer Department: How to Age Beer

    As a general rule, the overwhelming majority of beer should be consumed fresh and all beer is packaged tasting the way the brewer intended it to taste. However, some beers possess characteristics that will allow them to develop interesting and new flavors over time, given the correct storage conditions. Devoting age-worthy beers to a cellar (whether makeshift or elaborate) allows you, the drinker, to take part in the creation of the finished product because these age-worthy beers will often taste drastically different after months or years developing in a cellar.

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated January 2020

     

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks January 2020

     

     

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  • Gifts for the Holidays from Discoveries at the Jungle: England

    As the nights get longer and the weather colder, it’s the time of the year for buying our loved ones thoughtful gifts and staying cozy together at home. To help you out with your holiday shopping, we’ve assembled this holiday gift guide using items from our Discoveries at the Jungle: England selection! Many foods from England and the United Kingdom are hearty and comforting, making them perfect choices for winter. Whether you’re searching for a gift for a picky eater,

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