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  • 21 Nov 2014
    Elizabeth Heath

    Beyond the Dinner Table

    Elizabeth Heath, the author of Wine, Sugar, and the Making of Modern France, sheds light on the way Guadeloupean workers in the sugarmills and citizens of Aude reliant on the region's wine changed the nature of French citizenship and colonization.

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  • 26 Aug 2008

    Charles Bamforth Interviewed by Rick Kleffel

    Rick Kleffel is an independent producer with NPR, and has interviewed a remarkable range of figures, and reviewed a massive amount of books. You can view his work here. He recently sat down with Charles Bamforth for a very long interview — a great bonus for beer geeks the world around. Get the full scoop […]

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  • 18 Aug 2008

    Delicious, hand-crafted, wine from a box

    [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 for some connoisseurs, […]

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  • 22 Jul 2008

    Cat Urine or Black-Currant Buds?

    Joshua M. Bernstein of Gourmet recently did a Q&A with Charles Bamforth, touching on something that I find to be among the “funny-because-it’s-true” characteristics of wine and beer. JMB: How else do wine makers and brewers differ? CB: Brewers tend to use unappealing terms like catty, grainy and burnt, while wine guys tend to use […]

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  • 7 Jul 2008

    Mars, Venus, Wine & Beer

    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 —  […]

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  • 9 May 2008
    Charles Bamforth

    Anchor Brewery Welcomes Bamforth

    I love the Anchor Brewing Co.’s beer. I love it. I love Anchor Steam, I love their Christmas beer on the less “piney” years, I love Old Foghorn, and I really love the rye and gin they’ve been distilling lately. When I went to Oakland, CA for a wedding in my fiance’s family, the hotel […]

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  • 7 May 2008

    Great Post on Wine and Beer

    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 […]

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  • 2 May 2008

    Beer vs. Wine Friday

    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.

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