Georg J. Riedel, owner of the fancy wine-glass giant, is down on beer in a recent Baltimore Sun article: “Beer is a very common drink, something served in stadiums in paper cups.” Someone needs to send him a copy of Grape vs. Grain and buy him a train ticket to Bruges for a week. Should [...]
August 18, 2008 [Update: take our poll below!] How to reduce your carbon footprint? This time, the answer is drink your wine from a box! ITALY’S Agriculture Ministry announced this month that some wines that receive the government’s quality assurance label may now be sold in boxes. That’s right, Italian wine is going green, and [...]
Sam Calagione founded one of my favorite breweries, and Elizabeth Downer’s Pittsburgh Post Gazette review of his new book, coauthored by wine guru Marnie Old glosses on a couple of important factoids before skipping to generalities, and recommending a bunch of wines. Folks say that the book — He Said Beer, She Said Wine – [...]
I dig this guy’s (well, assuming gender from the moniker Saucyman) writing. From SAUCYMAN: My bias leans towards beer; wine has always remained a bit of a mystery to me. Beer is easy, heuristic; wine has always seemed like taking an SAT I am ill-prepared for, where I inevitably fail both the analytical (Zinfandel, Merlot [...]
And the winner is…. Shawn the Beer Philosopher, with: “In wine is truth, in beer is strength … in between them both is one happy man!” Enjoy the book, and keep your tables ring free! Thanks to all the contributors. Grape vs. Grain is now available nationwide.