Tasting Etiquette

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Here’s an article by Esther Mobley, entitled “An Etiquette Guide to Wine Tasting in California” in the The Press that is timely for the tourist season in wine country.  Many of these guidelines are applicable for all of the local events and wineries, distilleries and breweries here in Maryland and surrounding regions. A few other considerations would have […]

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Easter Week 2018 hours

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Friday 9am – 11pm,  Saturday 8:30am – 11pm,  Sunday 9am – 5pm

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Christmas 2017 Holiday Hours

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Christmas 2017 Holiday Hours Saturday 12.23 8:30am – 11pm Sunday 12.24 9am – 5pm                      Monday 12.25  Closed                    Tuesday 12.26 9am – 10pm Wednesday 12.27 9am – 10pm Thursday 12.28 9am – 10pm         […]

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Inside Wine: Beauty in the Bottle

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A fascinating article for thought-  what you see, with Sondra Barret’s beautiful photography- is what you taste?!

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Is yeast the most overlooked ingredient in Bourbon?

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We have been tasting barrel samples of Four Rose’s for a few years now and it is amazing how different each barrel can be. This article from First We Feast brings to light on of the key reasons why, yeast!

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How’s Your Palate?

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Here’s a recent article about getting to know and develop your wine palate from Eleanor Shannon in the Huffington Post.  Take a minute to read it!

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Why is There Sediment in My IPA?

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We occasionally get inquiries about the “lees” (sediment) that sometimes appears in IPA bottles. “What is it and why is it there?” people want to know. It is a combination of malt proteins, hop tannins & yeast, which occur naturally in a dry-hopped, unfiltered beer such as Smuttynose IPA.

Because many mass-produced beers are subjected to filtration – mostly for aesthetic reasons – many people have grown accustomed to crystal-clear beers. Breweries, like Smuttynose, could make a beer that is pretty and bright by processing it that way, but they believe that would sacrifice flavor.

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