Issue 30

Fall Beers to Consider

Soon we will be in the last gasps of the hot and humid summer, a time I loathe – mainly because I can’t stand very many of the light summer seasonal beers that are released during this time. I like

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Bar Chat: Blue Orchid in Lincoln

Bartending is a difficult, challenging and sometimes thankless job. Still, at least in my opinion, it’s one of the coolest jobs out there. Here’s why; Bartending has been a staple of American culture from this country’s inception. Given that America

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In Like Zin

Zinfandel is a Vinifera grape that is grown almost exclusively in California. The major other producer is from Italy where the wine is called Primitivo, a good wine, but most consider the varietal from California superior. Other vintners are also

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Beer Concoctions?

Heretic. I guess to be branded one, depends upon which religion you subscribe to. For the zealots among us, and when it pertains to beer, the word heretic is used to segment the population – those that are purists –

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Basement Brewing

Home brewing – two simple words that can spark the interest of beer expert and novice alike. Every time I mention I am a home brewer, I get asked seemingly thousands of questions about this awe inspiring hobby. Questions that

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5 of Our Favorite Summer Decks and Patios

It’s the breeze on your face and a cool glass with condensation dripping down your fingers that makes outdoor dining unbeatable, and a number of restaurants and bars offer outdoor seating that is just perfect for enjoying the waning days

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Smokes and Stuff

Having spent my first two articles talking about general cigar smoking and purchasing knowledge I figured it was about time to touch on all stogies brothers in arms: booze. As a disclaimer I would like to state that you don’t

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Deconstructing a Classic – ‘Corpse Reviver’

Classic cocktails and their permutations are alive and well, making appearances on an ever-increasing number of cocktail lists. This necessitates, in my opinion, an exploration of some of these ‘classics’ in greater detail. Should you happen to run across one

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The Perfect Wine

Recently spotted wine review: “Voluptuous and powerful….reminds me of Angelina Jolie (substitute Brad Pitt or George Clooney).” Now, if that description doesn’t come close to defining a superlative wine then nothing will. Is there any other consumer beverage that could

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the celebrated grape varietal that produces the spectacular red Burgundy wines from the Côte D’Or region of France. At their best, Burgundy wines are peerless. They have great breeding, incredible finesse, and their soft, elegant and sophisticated

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