Acquisition of liquor licenses is a cash-flow business
When 85-year-old shop owner John Grande decided it was time to retire, one of his store's biggest assets was its full liquor license.
Cool Wines to Try in 2016
While you are in the midst of sticking to your New Year's resolutions here's a fun one you can file under Personal Growth: Drink Wines You've Never Tried Before.
Northern Rhône Wine Region: The Land of French Syrah
Whether or not French Syrah is the best is entirely up to you, but one thing is for certain: The Northern Rhône produces Syrah very unlike other regions in terms of style and it makes it a fascinating region to try to understand
Goose Island offers refunds: Off flavors in some Bourbon County beer
After complaints to the brewery and across Internet message boards and social media, Goose Island offered the refunds
Cheap cans of beer, ranked
Each beer was given a score based on three equally weighted factors:
Instead of a protein shake, how about a beer?
Mighty Squirrel beer adds whey protein to give each serving 4 to 5 grams of protein
Health Benefits of Red Wine vs. Grape Juice
We keep hearing about the benefits of drinking red wine. Why not grape juice instead? It has the same benefits, plus no alcohol.
THESE ARE THE 11 OLDEST OPERATING BREWERIES IN THE US
List of the 11 oldest breweries still operating in the country. Super-old beer makers, we salute you.
Beer Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies (2016 Update)
It's our favorite time of year once again-Girl Scout Cookies are here!
COFFEE-INFUSED WHISKEY LAUNCHES IN US
Fliquor Bean is distilled in California using organic coffee and American whiskey.
Suspected Groton wine bandit bagged in Rhode Island
Saga to Appeal 10-Day Liquor License Suspension In MA
A Patriot Place restaurant hit with a 10-day liquor license suspension by the selectmen has appealed the ruling.
Liquor Superstore Approved for Hyannis MA Despite Opposition from Competition
A plan to transfer a retail liquor store license from Cotuit to Hyannis was approved Monday by the Barnstable Licensing Authority, despite strong opposition from several competing businesses.
The Best Way to Preserve Half-Drunk Bottles of Wine
A growing number of wine-preservation systems, from $10 plastic pumps to $300 devices, promise to give oenophiles days or weeks to drink a bottle. But do any of them work?
The 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition winners
The winners of the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) were announced on Friday, after receiving a record 7,162 entries this year
How To Make Boxed Wine Taste Good, 12 Different Ways
Now go out and grab the first box of wine you see at the local liquor store, because you have everything you need to make it taste great.
New Deep Eddy Flavor
Heaven Hill Brands' Deep Eddy Vodka is extending its flavored lineup with the launch of Deep Eddy Peach. Made with real peaches, the new entry is slated to roll out nationwide this February, priced at around $19.99 a 750-ml. Deep Eddy Peach marks the sixth expression in the brand's portfolio, joining existing Straight Vodka, Lemon, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Cranberry and Sweet Tea. An Impact "Hot Brand," Deep Eddy currently sells more than 700,000 cases annually in the U.S.
Wines at Chilly Extremes
Grab a glass of your favorite cooler- region wine, don a sweater, and take a virtual trip with us to the wine world's chilly extremities.
Are you drinking too much? That depends upon which country you live in
Wine Buyers Guide
TOP 10 NEW IRISH WHISKEY DISTILLERIES
There are now 32 new or proposed distilleries across Ireland - we take a look at those set to shake up one the most exciting areas of the spirits industry, Irish whiskey.
RED WINE PREVENTS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
A 40-year study made by teams at Harvard and the University of East Anglia has found that middle aged men who drank and ate foodstuffs such as red wine, berries and citrus fruits that are rich in 'flavonoids' were 10% less likely to develop erectile dysfunction.
Guinness, Samuel Adams spearhead nitro beer movement
Nitro beers are having a moment right now.
6 expert tips on how to order wine like a pro at a restaurant
Joe Bastianich, restaurateur and host of CNBC's Restaurant Startup, shares some advice on how to order wine at a restaurant.
Reversing Course: Going From Online Wine Advice To Conventional Wine Retailing
The retailing trend is to go online, but the Internet-based Second Glass plans to go in the other direction and open a wine retail shop, something you can't just do.
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The Best Italian Wine Comes From... New Zealand?
You don't have to go to the source to drink world-class Sangiovese or Montepulciano. Turns out, some of the finest Italian wine is made in Middle-earth.
The Hanes Wine Review
January 2016 Edition
Bronco Wine Company Earns Zero Waste Gold Facility Certification From the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council
One of the largest wineries and the largest vineyard owner in the United States, unveiled today that it has received the prestigious Zero Waste Gold Facility certification
Why you should buy Spanish wines now
There are an amazing number of excellent value Spanish wines available at local wine shops
WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH PAPPY VAN WINKLE?
Like the thousands upon thousands of people on Pappy waiting lists, we realize we have no chance of getting the storied bourbon.
Champagne and their disgorgement dates explained
Disgorgement dates indicate the date the champagne was cleared of its lees.
Vintage Variation: What Does It Mean for My Wine?
Do you hear people talk about "good vintages" and wonder what it means?
6 Tips for Pairing Wine and Salad
Here are six tips for pairing wine with salad,
How Super Tuscans rescued Italy's Chianti wine region
Super Tuscans came into being during the 1970s, when rebellious winemakers in Chianti, in Tuscany, began to experiment with different types of grape.
8 things you need to know about hard root beer
Known to some as the most popular craft beer in 2015, hard root beer has gained traction in the market and grabbed the attention of many.
All his 'Bottle Shock' co-stars savored, will miss Alan Rickman
Sad news of the passing of Alan Rickman no doubt has legions of Sonoma County actors and vintners recalling fondly the actor's sojourn here while filming 2008's "Bottle Shock."
New Ballast Point
Southern California-based Ballast Point, recently acquired by Constellation Brands for $1 billion, is readying two new brews. The first, Mango Even Keel (launching in 12-ounce cans), is a 3.8% abv "easy-drinking" beer that's a fruit-infused take on Ballast Point's core Even Keel session IPA. The second, Ginger Big Eye (debuting in 22-ounce bottles), is a 7% abv, ginger-spiked version of year-round entry Big Eye IPA. Both will be hitting shelves in the coming weeks
California Wine Appellation Specialist-CWAS-San Francisco Wine School
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