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Simple but complicated

2018-12-19T09:20:01-05:00Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

Although Jen Wampler isn’t in the vineyard during harvest, she receives samples prior to and during harvest. Her role is to be aware of the progression of the ripening process and when grapes will be ready for picking. Photo by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

Jen Wampler had a successful career as manager of a medical practice, but knew it was time to do something different. Although she didn’t seek a particular career change, Wampler started making wine at home and became interested in the process. (more…)

The bold character of North Carolina rum

2018-11-05T10:57:56-05:00Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

by Courtney Llewellyn

One visit to the Lassiter Distilling Company’s Facebook page might tell you a good bit about the business. The banner across the top of the site reads “Greatness and mischief and damn fine character.” It’s a bold statement, and a blunt one, and it totally encompasses the spirit cofounder Rebecca Lassiter brings to the brand. (more…)

Gov. Cuomo announces results of second annual NYS Craft Beer Competition

2018-11-05T10:18:18-05:00Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

NEW YORK – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the results of the second annual New York State Craft Beer Competition, which featured 642 New York State-brewed beers. For the second straight year, Brooklyn-based Threes Brewing took home top honors, winning the Governor’s Excelsior Cup. Gold medals were awarded to 23 beers from breweries across the state. (more…)

Traveling the southern Maryland wine trail

2018-09-26T13:43:24-05:00Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

by Hope Holland
With a full year of unusual and persistent rains that followed late spring cold snaps, any farmer in Maryland could not be blamed for feeling a little put upon. Add to that the threat of having the tail end of a large hurricane threatening you with more rain, and being darn well discouraged is almost a given, especially when it comes right in prime harvesting time. (more…)