Top 10 GoogleAlerts For Wine Bloggers

Top 10 GoogleAlerts For Wine Bloggers

Probably the most frequent question I get is: “How do yo so often come up with something to write about?” The answer is “inspiration”. Blog posts at FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog almost always result from a moment of inspiration. The key, however, is to set yourself up to be inspired. There is no better source of inspiration for a wine blogger than GOOGLE ALERTS. What follows is my secret blogging weapon. If none of these GoogleAlert Searches return items…

Apr 18, 2014

A Wisconsin Sparkling Perry For Dessert

A Wisconsin Sparkling Perry For Dessert

Located in Southeastern Wisconsin about 30 miles from Lake Michigan, Appeltreow Winery and Distillery uses Wisconsin-grown fruits to produces a variety of farmhouse products from various Hard Cider and Perry to fortified wines and spirits. Appeltreow is well-known among cider lovers and available in a variety of markets around the country. Appeltreow Winery and Distillery Sparkling Perry Alcohol: 7.5% Origin: Wisconsin Fruit: Comice, Bosc, and Bartlett Pears Production: Unknown Price: $17.99/750ml RATING: **/*** of 5 This Wisconsin Perry throws a…

Apr 17, 2014

The Great Post-Baby Wine Debate

The Great Post-Baby Wine Debate

It has become an ongoing conversation in our home as Our Little Project is nearly done fermenting inside the womb and is set to arrive in just a few short weeks: What shall be the wine that Mother Kathy pops when, after 9 months of abstaining from the nectar, she finally returns the world of the swilling? I’ve been lobbying for champagne, since I too will likely be joining the new mother in her celebration of her return to real…

Apr 17, 2014

New Wine, Beer, Spirits, Cider Legal Blog Launches

New Wine, Beer, Spirits, Cider Legal Blog Launches

A new blog focused on Alcohol Beverage Law has launched: “Lawful Libations” from the New York firm of Farrell-Fritz. Begun in March, Lawful Libations has a certain focus on New York legal happenings connected to the alcohol beverage world, but has also focused on federal issues. It’s a welcome addition to this particularly narrow niche of blogs. Back in 2010 I wrote a post listing the various alcohol beverage legal blogs, in which I profiled 15 different blogs reporting on…

Apr 16, 2014

California Winemakers Go Wild For Hard Apple Cider

California Winemakers Go Wild For Hard Apple Cider

The Troy Hard Apple Cider is a collaboration of Troy Carter and Tony Coturri, one of Sonoma’s organic winemaking gurus. The bottling is apparently the product of an old apple orchard in Sebastopol in Sonoma County. It is made unfined and unfiltered, with no added sulfites and entirely with wild yeast. This is some of the most interesting and unique cider I’ve yet tasted. it will be fascinating to see what the duo of Carter and Coturri do to continue…