Article by: Harvey Finkel - When I first became acquainted with the wines of Shafer Vineyards and met John Shafer – it must have been more than 25 years ago – two impressions engraved themselves on my mind: all the wines tasted so good right from the first; the charm and intelligence of John Shafer. Nothing has happened since to alter my first impressions, but until now I’ve never written about Shafer wines, yet I have published many articles about [...] Read More »
And making one really great Hooker in Connecticut...
Article by: Fred Bouchard - Craft brewing is a New England tradition that took hold and made major inroads into big brewing. After Sam Adams came – among others – Harpoon, Ipswich, Tremont, and Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts; Geary’s, Shipyard, Sea Dog, and Atlantic in Maine; Catamount, Long Trail, Magic Hat, and Otter Creek in Vermont, and Redhook/Widmer’s in New Hampshire. But what’s brewin’ in Southern New England?Not very much.Curt Cameron saw that as a positive sign for [...] Read More »
Full Sails Brewing: Jamie Emmerson
Article by: Andy Crouch - Based in the heart of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, the Full Sail Brewing Company of Hood River, Oregon, is one of America’s oldest craft breweries. The brewery is an interesting melange of personalities and attitudes, ranging from assertive American-style ale lovers to hard core Germanophiles. Backed by its powerful flagship, the Full Sail Amber Ale, and its slogan, “stoked to brew, brewed to stoke”, the brewery produced more than 12O,OOO barrels in 2OO7. Full [...] Read More »