RECIPE: Almond Ale Spritzer

Looking for palate excitement this year? Like eating on the cutting edge? McCormick’s 2010 Flavor Forecast offers 10 new ways to pair food and spices. How does a spice company decide what’s hot? The flavor experts at McCormick team up with leading chefs, food writers and other culinary authorities to identify the top flavor pairings…
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BEER PAIRING: Carrot Cake & IPA!

Love hops and malt? Get to know India Pale Ale. Photo courtesy New Belgium Brewing. New Belgium Brewing, the third-largest craft brewer in the U.S., rolled out its new Ranger India Pale Ale this month. The brewer’s hoppiest offering to date, it’s named after the brewery’s sales team, known as the Beer Rangers, who lobbied…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Wine & Beer Gifts

Make a gift of a wine-tasting course or a home microbrewery kit even better: give it in tandem with a subscription to a relevant magazine (for wine, we love Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate—subscribe at eRobertParker.com). The recipient will enjoy being able to build on his or her expertise on an ongoing basis. One stein does…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Beer & Zymurgy

Say “cheese” and check out our beer and cheese pairings. Photo courtesy of Cabot Creamery. It’s not only National Lager Week, but December 10th is National Lager Day. Earlier this week, we described the difference between lager and ale. Lager and ale are just two of some 30 styles of beer. How about those pilsners…
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FOOD HOLIDAYS: National Lager Week For Beer Lovers

Love your lager? This is the week to celebrate: It’s National Lager Beer Week. Lager (the German word for storage) refers to any beer made by bottom fermentation. It is usually golden in color but sometimes can be dark. Lager requires a longer, colder fermentation than ale (which is a top-fermenting beer), and uses a…
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