Drinking http://www.kunc.org en The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off http://www.kunc.org/post/secrets-sugar-lower-alcohol-wines-are-taking Big, bold wines have their fans. But with the arrival of summer, make room for a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines.<p>"Low-alcohol wines are super hot right now," says wine writer <a href="http://katherinecole.com/">Katherine Cole</a>.<p>There's Txakoli, or Txakolina, wines from the Basque region of Spain, Rieslings from Germany and New York state, and Vinho Verde from Portugal, to name a few.<p>These wines typically hover in the 9 percent to 11 percent alcohol range. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:29:00 +0000 57393 at http://www.kunc.org The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery http://www.kunc.org/post/how-atomic-particles-helped-solve-wine-fraud-mystery <strong></strong>In a laboratory, deep under a mile-high stretch of the Alps on the French-Italian border, <a href="http://www.cenbg.in2p3.fr/-La-composition-du-groupe-?lang=en">Philippe Hubert</a>, a physicist at the University of Bordeaux, is testing the authenticity of a bottle of wine.<p>"We are looking for radioactivity in the wine," says Hubert. "Most of the time the collectors send me bottles of wine because they want to know if it is fake or not."<p>First, Hubert takes the bottle in the hand and puts it close to a detector. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 07:31:00 +0000 The Kitchen Sisters 57308 at http://www.kunc.org How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery Saving Water, The Key To Beer's Success http://www.kunc.org/post/saving-water-key-beers-success <p>With over 200 breweries and brewpubs, Colorado is one of top beer producers in the country. All that beer requires a lot of water. Brewers large and small are working to conserve the precious liquid that is crucial to creating the other precious liquid.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:33:46 +0000 Sam Fuqua 56205 at http://www.kunc.org Saving Water, The Key To Beer's Success Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit's Rough Reputation http://www.kunc.org/post/rum-renaissance-revives-spirits-rough-reputation There was a time when rum was considered rotgut. Blackbeard the pirate liked to mix his cane alcohol with gunpowder and light it — rum and croak.<p>Fast-forward a few centuries to rum respectability — specifically, to Rob Burr's patio deck in Coral Gables, in South Florida.<p>From the waterfall pond to the tiki bar, Burr's deck sets a mood not for swilling rum, but for tasting it. Not the way spring-breakers chug Captain Morgan, but the way cognac drinkers sip Napoleon: Not with Coke (or gunpowder) but neat, in a snifter.<p>Burr, his wife, Robin, and their son Rob Burr Jr. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:22:00 +0000 55828 at http://www.kunc.org Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit's Rough Reputation UPDATE: Feds Say Powdered Liquor Not Actually Legal http://www.kunc.org/post/update-feds-say-powdered-liquor-not-actually-legal <em><strong>UPDATE at 10:29 a.m. Tuesday:</strong> The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/21/news/companies/powdered-alcohol/">told</a> CNN that its approval of Palchohol was an error. We've amended our headline and Monday's story accordingly.</em><p>We're growing accustomed to mixologist mavericks<strong> </strong>vaporizing, freezing and whipping our cocktails. So why not turn a margarita or cosmopolitan into a powder?<p>Now it's been done. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:20:00 +0000 55664 at http://www.kunc.org UPDATE: Feds Say Powdered Liquor Not Actually Legal