Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 8/9, 2014.

A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.

Weeks 8/9
16 February – 1 March 2014

  • 2014.03.01
    2014 Virginia Governor’s Cup winners announced. Top spot taken by Williamsburg Winery for its red blend, Adagio 2010. Via Virginia Wine Time. More, via Dave McIntyre at Washington Post.

  • 2014.02.28
    A history of brewing in the city of Richmond, Virginia. Via RVA Mag.
  • 2014.02.27
    Wine experts disagree over the high alcohol, highly ‘extracted’ wines vs. low alcohol ‘restrained wine. Robert Parker vs. Jon Bonné. Via Terroirist Blog.
  • 2014.02.26
    Sherry is not only sweet. It is vinified dry, salty, fruity, and rich. Fino, manzanilla, amontillado, palo cortado, oloroso. Via Dave McIntyre of Washington Post.

  • 2014.02.26
    Forbes Magazine selects Virginia as one of “Six Exciting Wine Regions to Explore in 2014.”
  • 2014.02.25
    Incroyable! Paris, France —better known for wine— will host its first ever Beer Week, May 24 to June 1, 2014. Via France Today.

    Brewery on a hill: Lickinghole Creek (03)
  • 2014.02.25
    Virginia legislature has created a farm-brewery classification: a brewery …read more

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