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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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  • 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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