Issue 27

The Dumpster: For Good Measure

Recipes used to be simpler: 1. Hit pigeon with rock; 2. Pull off feathers; 3. Hold over fire until inside temperature reaches . . . ow! Our ancestors learned the feather trick after some trial and error. Then came the

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Food & Wine Pairings and the WineToMatch for the iPhone

After five months of work, WineToMatch, my iPhone App for food and wine pairing, is finally out and available at the iTunes Store for $2.99. For anyone who may have asked themselves what wine to drink with what food, we

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Wines from Abroad: Exciting New Zealand Wines

It wasn’t until the 1970s that winemakers in New Zealand paid serious attention to viniculture and the art of making quality wines. But by the 1980s, New Zealand wines gained world prominence. The vineyards from the Marlborough region began producing

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Gruner Veltliner has Arrived…

Summer grilling and a garden salad is great with a cold Coors “Banquet Beer” but is transcendent with Berger Grüner Veltliner. Listen up: Grüner Veltliner has hit mainstream and for several years has been teacher’s pet of the wine industry.

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Is Bigger Better?

We are Americans. We like big things—big cars, big houses, big food portions, big shopping malls with big stores in big cities with big skyscrapers. The world of wine is no exception. Western Europe had at least a good half-century

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Libation Conversation: Redicovering the Classics

Classic cocktails have become classic for a very compelling reason. When made properly, they’re delicious. However, the average cocktail consumer is subjected to a broad continuum of “interpretations” of these classics, many of which fail to demonstrate the true beauty

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Bar Chat: LIV Lounge

LIV Lounge, located at 2279 S. 67th St. in Aksarben Village, is Omaha’s new “classic cocktails” lounge. I sat down recently with proprietor Sam Hohman to find out what LIV Lounge is all about. Read highlights of that conversation below.

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Five Places to get Bombed – Sake Bombed!

The simple yet effective combination of dropping a shot of sake into an imported Japanese beer creates a wonderful shooter known as a sake bomb. While many restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the Metro now serve this delicious and rapid

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Local Spotlight: Lucky Bucket Lager

Lucky Bucket Pre-Prohibition Lager Appearance: 3/3 Pours a very attractive golden copper color, and is brilliantly clear. Large creamy white head has a rocky and frothy-like texture. Good dense lacing is left clinging to the glass. Aroma: 10/12 An inviting toasty malt aroma peaks

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Understanding Beer Fests

For many of you, the universe of beer spans about 20 feet and is contained within your local grocery store.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing I guess but given the simple fact that there are nearly 1,500 breweries in

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