Drinking

1:57pm

Wed April 2, 2014
Craft Beer

Federal Rule Could Dry Up Beer Brewer-Rancher Relationship

The federal rule would classify breweries as animal food manufacturers because many breweries sell or donate leftover grains to ranchers.
Credit Ben Harris-Roxas / Flickr

Few people connect craft breweries with cattle feed. But passing along the spent grains from the brewing process, like barley and wheat, to livestock ranchers is a common practice. But that relationship could be in jeopardy.

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7:40am

Fri March 28, 2014
The Salt

The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 11:22 am

Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent incorporated materials salvaged from boats into the Vena Cava winery in Baja's Guadalupe Valley.
Courtesy of Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent

A lot of artists say they find inspiration in unlikely places. Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent, designers based in Ensenada, Mexico, most often find theirs digging through dumpsters and junkyards.

Their work, however, isn't remotely trashy. One of their latest creations, the Vena Cava winery in Baja's Guadalupe Valley, is sleek and totally modern. It's one of a growing number of wineries that's designed to give visitors a memorable visual experience — not just a taste of fine wine.

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5:33am

Tue March 25, 2014
The Salt

Can You Open A Bottle Of Wine With A Shoe? Yes, But It Ain't Pretty

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 3:31 pm

My attempt at opening a wine bottle with a tennis shoe.
Maggie Starbard/NPR

There's a rumor swirling around on the Internet: If you have a bottle of wine, but no corkscrew with which to open it, then a shoe will do the trick nicely.

Really?

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1:47pm

Tue March 18, 2014
Craft Beer

A Cold One For Everyone: Craft Beer Sales Surged In 2013

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 6:38 am

I'll Drink To That: Craft beer sales jumped 20 percent last year.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

If you think craft beer is seemingly everywhere these days, there's good reason. From bars and restaurants to supermarket aisles, the selection of locally made, often quirkily named brews has grown at an exponential rate.

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12:39pm

Wed March 12, 2014
The Salt

Water-To-Wine Machine Sound Too Good To Be True? It Is

Originally published on Thu March 13, 2014 2:01 pm

Philip James, Chairman of CustomVine, and Kevin Boyer, President and CEO of CustomVine, film a video to promote The Miracle Machine, which turns water into wine with the use of an app.
Courtesy of The Miracle Machine

Think a machine that can turn water into wine is too good to be true? Well, it turns out, it is.

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