The Crappy Return Of The Misguided Mindset

Please stop it with the drink-shaming
Mar 4, 2015 12:00 pm

Last week cocktail historian David Wondrich posted an article about reviving what he would have you believe are “crappy” drinks. Long Island iced teas. Kamikazes. Mudslides. One Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Food Republic's cocktail columnist and L.I.T. preservationist of sorts, took notice and wrote about it here.  

Deciphering Craft Beer Terminology: Farmhouse vs. Farm Brewing

Spoiler: Not all farmhouse breweries are on farms
Mar 3, 2015 2:00 pm

Farmhouse breweries aren't always located on farms, but farm breweries can (and do) produce farmhouse-style beers. Confused? We were, too. Here's a guide to sorting out all the shades of farm when it comes to craft brewing. 

Maryland Is Fast Becoming A Place To Watch For Beer And Spirits

A look at the state's many breweries, distilleries
Mar 2, 2015 2:00 pm

Despite once being the site of National Brewery, Gunther Brewing, and later, Carling, Baltimore was never really a hotbed of suds production. That all changed with the birth of the craft-beer industry. Charm City — the whole state of Maryland, actually — is now loaded with notable small and not-so-small breweries, as well as a batch of new distilleries. Take a look.

Greek Wine 101: A Guide To Varieties, Pairings And Exciting Regions

Wines from Greece have never been hotter
Feb 26, 2015 1:00 pm

When you look at a Greek wine list, it can seem intimidating. And while Greek wine is still relatively unknown, there has recently been a change in how Americans are starting to receive it. Kamal Kouiri, wine director and general manager of New York City's famed Molyvos, breaks down the country's strong wine history and provides tips on varieties, pairings and ordering successfully.

16 Important Names To Know In Natural Wine (Plus An Entire Country)

Looking to try natural wines? Print this list.
Feb 25, 2015 11:00 am

One of the things we've noticed when ordering natural wines at some of the high-profile natural wine–focused spots is that the sommeliers tend to reference specific producers when recommending new wines. We asked Food Republic wine writer Chad Walsh to break down some important people to know. Here's a good start to increasing your natural wine knowledge.

5 Cider Makers Producing Incredible Hard Cider Around The United States

The cans and bottles to seek out
Feb 24, 2015 1:00 pm

From balanced dry, semisweet and off-sweet ciders to honey and pecan-flavored ones, the American cider industry is exploding. Here are five producers poised to make an impact on the category in the coming years. 

5 Trends Spotted At The U.S. Coffee Championships

Cheerful baristas IN. Mugs with handles OUT.
Feb 24, 2015 10:00 am

Baristas from across the country showcased their skills while manufacturers rolled out some fancy new brewing gadgets during the U.S. Coffee Championships in Long Beach, California. Tien Nyugen reports on the most eye-opening trends from this very highly caffeinated event.

Has The SodaStream Bubble Burst?

The DIY soda machine's sales are declining
Feb 24, 2015 9:00 am

Has SodaStream's bubble burst faster than the minimal time it takes to create its trademark product? According to The New York Times, sales for the DIY carbonated-water and soda machine have declined since reaching a peak in 2013. So just how have the fortunes of this once-promising device taken such a hit after being on the top of everyone’s Christmas wish list a mere two years ago?

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