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  • Wine Department: Wine Passport December 2019

    • Posted: 11/26/2019
    • Categories: Wine
    Sweetness in Wine: How Wine Will Make Your Holiday Amazing

    Last month, we talked about tannins and how it affects the balance between sweetness and tartness and helps make wine refreshing and crisp. This month, let’s spend a few minutes on the role of sweetness in wine and how it makes wines fairly immortal.

    A good way to think about sweetness is on a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 = water and 10 = pure sugar.

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated December 2019

     

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks December 2019

     

     

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  • Beer Department: Give the gift of Beer!

    The holidays are a time of happiness, joy… and usually a fair amount of stress. To mitigate some of this stress, remember that all beer geeks (like yours truly) love to receive beer as a gift. This makes gift giving for the beer lover in your life extra easy. For the inside scoop on some great sudsy gifts under the tree this year, read on to learn more about some of the awesome options available in the Jungle.

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated November 2019

     

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks November 2019

     

     

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  • Beer Department: Get to know a style: Pilsner

    When a style is as ubiquitous as Pilsner (pils, for short), one might be inclined to believe they understand it. After all, pilsners have dominated global beer consumption since their introduction in the 19th century. Pilsners, or descendants thereof, can be found everywhere beer is drunk, from Sapporo and Asahi in Japan to Efes in Turkey and from Quilmes in Argentina to Budweiser in the good ol’ US of A. Many beers, such as Miller Lite,

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  • Wine Department: Wine Passport November 2019

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    • Categories: Wine
    Tannins in Wine

    Last month, we talked about acidity and how it affects the balance between sweetness and tartness and helps make wine refreshing and crisp. This month, let’s spend a few minutes on the role of tannin in wine evaluation, especially in red wines since that is where tannin plays an important role. Tannin in wine comes from two places: the wine grape, including skin, seeds, and stems, and the barrel the wine is aged in.

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  • Diwali, or Deepavali, the Festival of Lights

    Also called Deepavali or the Festival of Lights, Diwali is a 5-day holiday that is celebrated in India, Nepal, Singapore, and around the world! Diwali literally means “to light in a straight path or row” and is derived from the Sanskrit words “deepa,” meaning “to illuminate” and “aa-vali,” which means “in a row.” The name of the festival is quite literal, and this is evident in Diwali’s most famous and popular tradition, the lighting of lamps and candles.

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  • Your Guide to the Regional Cuisines of India

    Historians believe that people arrived in India over 55,000 years ago, making India one of the oldest human civilizations in the world. This long history, combined with the fact that India currently has a population of over 1.2 billion, means that India is home to a huge diversity of language, food, and culture! The various cuisines of India can be largely separated into four areas: North, South, East, and West. Keep reading to learn about the unique (and delicious!) foods from each of these regions!

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