PRODUCTS: 5 Beverage Favorites

1. ANGRY ORCHARD: ORCHARD’S EDGE KNOTTY PEAR Hard apple cider is hot, but what about perry? Pears are also turned into hard cider, called perry in the U.K.; but perry is not as well known in the U.S. American cider makers tend to label their perries as pear cider. And there are far fewer of…
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PRODUCT: Cold Snap Beer & Hot Toddy Recipe

Drink it from a glass, drink it as a toddy. Top photo courtesy BestBeerHQ.com; bottom photo courtesy Wonderful Brands.   What’s with the weather around here? Every few days it switches from spring to winter and back. Today it’s snowing: a cold snap. Time to drink the last of the Cold Snap beer we received…
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GIFTS: Wine & Spirits

Liquor stores are filled with gift sets and specials for holiday gifting. Champagnes packaged with flutes, Cognacs with snifters, tasting kits (a box of smaller bottles of different expressions), “keeper” bottles with holiday designs and limited editions (Absolut Electrik, anyone?) all vie for your attention. We received scores of pitches, but here’s what caught our…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have An Oktoberfest Party

On Saturday, as we were enjoying a cup of coffee on a bench at an entrance to Central Park, a stream of people in dirndl skirts and lederhosen passed by us, en route to an Oktoberfest celebration. That, and the arrival of a sample bottle of Samuel Adams Oktoberfest beer, reminded us that it’s that…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Ale & Beer

Still looking something special for Christmas? Whether for your own guests, as Christmas gifts or host/hostess gifts, pick up some Christmas beers. Anchor Christmas Ale and Samuel Adams have good national distribution for their holiday brews, and your regional microbrewer no doubt has a seasonal special ale, beer, porter or stout. Here’s a list of…
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