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 Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz, 2012

Tastings: The spring Chairman's Selections

One of these will be our wine columnist’s house red this season.

1 day ago


 Rye Rebellion, a whiskey barrel aged imperial stout that was brewed using four different types of rye.

Beer: The brews of spring

All kinds of colorful, wonderful-smelling beers are coming up at the region’s breweries.

1 week ago


 Twelve-packs, 15-packs, 18-packs and 20-packs are now legal at beer distributors, reinterpreting — and in effect, overturning — decades of state law that required distributors to sell full cases of beer or large individual units, such as half-kegs and quarter-kegs.

12-packs, 18-packs hitting Pennsylvania beer distributor shelves

Rivertowne Brewing, which helped overturn the decades-old rules on beer sales, is among the first to market with a 12-pack.

1 week ago


 Wayne Carpenter, left, Bob Rock of the Skagit Valley Malting Company and Emerson Lamb, co-founder of Westland Distillery, watch as Matt Hofmann, master distiller at Westland Distillery, draws the first sample of a wort made from barley grown in the Skagit Valley.

Whiskey distillers find favorable climate in Washington state

The boutique booze industry is booming in the Northwest.

2 weeks ago


 The 2011 Bibich R5 Riserva: that obscure object of desire

A Croatia-to-Pittsburgh wine odyssey: How an obscure bottle gets in the PLCB system

You could find the notable 2011 Bibich R5 Riserva in ... one store in Indiana County? Discover how Pa. fields requests for “luxury” items.

3 weeks ago


 House Bill 466 is similar to a liquor privatization bill that passed the House, but not the Senate, in 2013.

Pennsylvania House votes in favor of selling off state liquor system

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, opposes disbanding the state alcohol sales business.

3 weeks ago


 Some of the 10,080 bottles of Penn Oktoberfest beer waiting to be poured into buckets at Wigle Whiskey in the Strip District.

Beer: 10,080 bottles of beer on the wall

Volunteers pour out many, many bottles of Penn Oktoberfest at Wigle distillery to be turned into Oktoberfest Whiskey

4 weeks ago


 American Wine Society.

Tastings: It's time for the American Wine Society conference

Affordable, well-organized event pours on the education.

4 weeks ago



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