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What happens when winemakers get their hands on a bunch of apples?

What happens when winemakers get their hands on a bunch of apples?

What happens when a winemaker gets their hands on a bunch of apples? Obviously they start making hard cider!Well, at least 5 different winemakers have made cider because I recently tasted 7 ciders from 5 different winemakers. We’re gonna talk about the best 3 that we tasted...But first … why make cider? I have no definitive answer to why it...
Realism in Giving Gifts

Realism in Giving Gifts

Every year around this time the blogs start filling up with 'Gift Giving Guides' and 'How to Throw a Wine Party’ posts. After reading four or five of them I was ready to throw my laptop out the window - the amount of useless and asinine info in many of them is mind numbing and it makes me realize why...