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July 7, 2014
Announcing the 14th Annual World Value Wine Challenge

An International Wine Competition Specifically for Wines $20 and Under

February 27, 2014
Beer Packaging Awards

February 27, 2014
Wine Packaging Awards

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. Wine Eco-Friendly Wines for the Holidays   US

There’s a lot of talk about ’green’ and ’natural’ wines in the media, but did you know that there are many kinds of certification for what we call “Eco-Friendly” wines? In our 7th annual Eco-Friendly competition, we saw wines with the following certifications: Certified Organic, Demeter Certified Biodynamic, Fair Trade Certified, Organically Grown Grapes, Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing, Salmon Safe Certified, Food Alliance Certified, LIVE Certified Sustainable, LIVE Salmon-Safe, Sustainable Agriculture, and Sustainable Farming.   more >>

2014 World Value Wine Challenge   INTL
Great Wines at Great Prices Just in Time for the Holidays

We recently reviewed hundred of wines for our 14th annual World Value Wine Challenge and found a 100 or so top picks that are $20 and under and deliver a great bang for the buck.   more >>

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Beer Winter Specialty Beers
Throwing Guidelines Out the Window

Each year we devote a session to ‘specialty beers’. This category is reserved for beers that don’t necessarily fit nice and neat into the confines of standard style guidelines. Some beers in this category are fruited, some barrel aged and others even gluten-free, but what they all have in common is that they’re brewed with the style guidelines thrown out the window.

This year we saw more barrel-aged beers than ever before.   more >>

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Spirits A Grab Bag of Holiday Spirits
A Year of Spirits Reviews in Review
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Wine of the Week
Saracco 2013 Moscato d'Asti DOP $15.99. Best Buy.
208089 If you want a juicy Moscato with all the classic flavors and aromas and vibrant acidity to balance the punchbowl full of fruit, then look no further. This is a great festive, fruity bubbly.
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Beer of the Week
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Maracaibo Especial Special Brown Ale.
207821 Just in time for winter, this Belgian inspired spiced brown ale is amazingly complex, satisfying, and a great example of Jolly Pumpkin's masterful brewing and barrel aging.
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Spirit of the Week
Ogden's Own Distillery Underground Herbal Spirit $19.95. Best Buy.
207739 Let's face it, it's cold out there and getting colder, so you need something to warm your bones and liven your spirits. This complex minty, herbal liqueur is the perfect remedy.
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