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    Friday
    Jun192009

    On The Horizon...

    Good evening, everyone!  We have just put the finishing touches on our listeners choice podcast, "Wines For Warm Weather Fare,"  and want you to know that it will be available for your listening pleasure on Tuesday, June 23rd.  In case you would like to imbibe along with us, the wines that we will be trying and discussing are: Weber Riesling, Giesen Sauvignon Blanc, Le Grotte Reggiano Lambrusco, and Coppola Pinot Noir.  We discuss cheese and other food pairings, offer a recipe idea, and discuss the merits of different types of wine closures as well.  We hope that you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed tasting.  It's a tough job, but someone has to do it!

    Thanks again to everyone who voted and to all of our listeners and blog visitors. 

    Keith and Andrew

    Thursday
    Jun182009

    Beer and pizza for the men and women overseas

    This is a story about an organization called Pizzas 4 Patriots who are dedicated to providing gifts from home to service men and women overseas.   They will be sending pizzas to the troops for the upcoming holiday.  In addition, MillerCoors will be sending 4,000 cases each of Miller Lite and Coors Lite.  If you are like me when you first read this story you think, "Wow, what a nice thing to do, but don't the troops deserve better than Miller Lite and Coors Lite?"  Click the link for the full story.

    MillerCoors sends beer to Middle East troops

    Thursday
    Jun182009

    There is something to be said for savoring a nice glass of red wine...

    I know, I know another article about the benefits of red wine.  Well this one had a little something that stuck out from all the rest.  It has some interesting information about how sipping and savoring a glass of red wine may allow you to gain more of the health benefits.  Click the link for more info.

    More red wine health benefits revealed

    Wednesday
    Jun032009

    And The Winner Is.......

    The poll results for the "Listener's Choice" podcast are in and the topic of our next podcast will be "Wines for Warm Weather Fare."  The complete final results are listed below.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.  Just remember that even if your choice did not win, these are all things we will be podcasting about in the future.

    Wines for warm weather fare - 46%
    Gin - 15%
    Whiskey - 15%
    Milk - 15%
    Smoothies - 9%
    Bourbon - 0%

    Monday
    Jun012009

    Nectar of the Mayan Gods.... I'm talking about tequila of course!

    An interesting article that adds an additional footnote to our episode 3 and 4 podcasts.  It contains some more sipping tequila information along with an interesting legend about where the first blue agave plant grew.  You should take notice that one of the people in the legend shares a name with a mixed beverage we enjoyed in episode 4.  Click the link for more info.

    Tequila's artisan revolution

    Monday
    Jun012009

    If I had a nickle for everytime I said this... "I would enjoy Vodka more if it only had a hint of bacon."

    Sometimes the planets just align for great ideas to happen.  Like the following article about a premium flavored vodka with just a touch of bacon.  They even have a recipe section on their website to get your creative juices flowing.  The first link is to an article about the new beverage and the second is to the website of the vodka itself. 

    Bacon Flavored Vodka is on it's way

    Bakon Vodka Website

    Sunday
    May312009

    Green tea helping in the battle against leukaemia

    Here is an interesting article about some research being done by a team led by Neil Kay at the Mayo Clinic.  The team is working on killing leukamia cells with epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) an antioxidant found in green tea.  The second link is just some general information about EGCG and green tea.  Click the links for more info.

    Green tea fights leukaemia

    EGCG and green tea

    Tuesday
    May262009

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast Episode #5: Iced Tea

    Welcome to Episode 5 of the AboutBeverages.com Podcast!  In this episode we read some listener email and talk about why sun tea may not be the safest way to brew tea.  We then go to the tasting room where we will be trying four different teas in two different ways; hot and over ice.  Also, time is running out for your chance to vote in our listeners choice podcast.  The last day to vote is Tuesday, June 2nd, so click on the link to the left and cast your vote.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode.  Enjoy!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about in our podcast.

    Tasting Notes - Tea

    Recipe - How To Brew Loose Leaf Tea

    Bodum Assam Tea Press pot w/ Steel Infuser

    Young Hyson

    Darjeeling

    Black Tea

    Keemun

    In the interest of always giving as much information as possible, I have posted below a diagram of how different teas are processed.

    Right click to download podcast