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Happy Reading this Post on Beer Day!

–by Kathy Rothman Happy Belated National Beer Day! Seems like everyday is now a National some or the other day, but this one, I really enjoy. I try to enjoy this day as much as my body will allow; especially if I travel. In this case, I just happened to do so. Over the past…

Why you don’t see Pumpkin & Oktoberfest Beer in our store yet…

IT’S AUGUST!!! Seriously, something that is made for Oktoberfest, offered in July and marketed in August? Do you really want pumpkin when it is 100 degrees outside? IT. IS. AUGUST. Honestly, it is a simple logic: we have “X” amount of space for beer. Right now, we sell more IPAs, Pales, Pilsners, and Lagers than…

Time to Answer some Questions: Surviving and Thriving with Wine in a new Italy

So a few weeks ago, I posted on this site a set of questions that I wanted to figure out as I went through a great amount of Northern Italy and Switzerland. Unfortunately, that journey is complete, but not without a great amount of observation and appreciation to the people that dedicate their life to…

The Tower of Barbaresco: Surviving and Thriving with Wine in a new Italy–Introduction

The Tower of Barbaresco, on the far left, overlooking the nearby towns of Asti, Alba, as well as the Tanaro River and valley. The tower of Barbaresco: built in the 11th century, it was a beacon unto anyone that saw it, that Barbaresco was intended to be feared. Probably built by the Romans as an…