Tag Archives: Mother Nature

• Everything you think you know about hangovers is wrong.

Everything you think you know about hangovers is wrong.

Everything you think you know about hangovers is wrong. That’s because science hasn’t really studied them much. We know more about outer space than we do about what’s going on with you the morning after you thought it would be clever to down 10 PBRs and dance on a bar. Only 406 out of 658,610 […]

• Bitter Cold This Winter Brings Ideal Ice Wine Season

Bitter Cold This Winter Brings Ideal Ice Wine Season

Wineries around the globe pinpoint the height of the traditional grape harvest season to create palate-pleasing wine. However, in the ice wine countries (Canada, Austria, Denmark, Romania, Germany and parts of the United States), it’s a game against Mother Nature, hoping that conditions are just right to make the increasingly more popular dessert wine. Ice […]

• Wine Prices Inch Back Up

Wine Prices Inch Back Up

After years of enjoying discounts on fine wines, consumers are finding prices have begun to inch back up. They can partly blame themselves. Feeling slightly more confident about the economy, wine drinkers who traded down from mid-priced varietals during the recession are increasingly willing to pay $20 or more per bottle, according to a new […]

• What’s new in gluten-free beers: Less twang

What’s new in gluten-free beers: Less twang

The gluten-free-beer movement began as a trickle about five years ago, with Lakefront Brewery releasing its New Grist and Anheuser-Busch responding with Redbridge lager. Since then, it has widened into a stream, with additional breweries debuting barley-less brews safe for the wheat-intolerant and for celiac disease sufferers who can’t ingest common brewing grains without wreaking […]

• 29th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival: May 20 -22

29th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival: May 20 -22

IN EACH GLASS OF PASO WINE you hold in your hand a vibrant romance; a romance characterized by the capricious Mother Nature and steadfast winemaker. This raucous relationship begins in the vineyard, is nurtured in the winery and flourishes in the bottle. It is only then that this personification of the winemaker’s passion finds its […]

• Holy Cow! US Mixologist makes 1,003 cocktails in one hour, breaks record

Holy Cow! US Mixologist makes 1,003 cocktails in one hour, breaks record

US Breaks Guinness World Record, Proving America is the True Birthplace of the Cocktail NYC Mixologist makes 1,003 cocktails in one hour and does it “green” with the help of the world’s only sustainable vodka, 360 Vodka On Sunday night, history was made when local mixologist and tri-athlete, Sheldon Wiley shattered Germany’s world record for […]

• Mother Nature dictates time to harvest frozen ice wine grapes & it's early this year

Mother Nature dictates time to harvest frozen ice wine grapes & it's early this year

If you found these grapes, brown and frozen like rocks, in the dark recesses of your refrigerator, you’d probably throw them out. Bob Mazza knows better. Since 1984, he’s been making ice wine, a specialty dessert wine, pressed from frozen-on-the-vine grapes that are prized for their concentrated sugar content.Mother Nature, not the growers, dictates the […]

• Sonoma County grape growers eager to end 'worst season of lifetime'

Sonoma County grape growers eager to end 'worst season of lifetime'

Harvest in high gear to beat Friday rain. Mother Nature may deliver one last gut punch to grape growers before this historically dismal season comes to an end. Wet weather is bearing down on Sonoma County, and the rain expected to start Friday could deliver a fatal blow to grapes still hanging on the vine. […]