Sam Adams Releases New England Pale Ale Nationwide

Following the release of their New England IPA, Samuel Adams has announced the nationwide launch of its New England Pale Ale. New England Pale Ale was born in the Sam Adams Nanobrewery in Boston. Unlike most New England-style hazy beers, it is brewed with hops sourced from the Hallertaü region of Germany. While most brewers who tackled this style use only American hops, Sam Adams wanted hops with the citrus profile to amplify the beer, the…

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Volage Sparkling AOP Crémant de Loire Rosé

Volage is a new sparkling AOP Crémant de Loire Rosé made from 100% old-vines cabernet franc using “methode traditionelle.” It will launch this spring through new east coast distribution with Regal Wine Imports in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania, Highland Imports in Connecticut, Hogshead Wine Co. in Massachusetts and Greystone Partners in Florida. The suggested retail price is $29.99 per 750-ml. bottle. Volage comes from industry veteran François-Xavier Chaillou, who wanted to make “the best…

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Where You’re Wrong About South African Wine

South African wine can suffer in the U.S. from the same stigma as Australian imports. Based on what brands people have commonly bought in years past, some consumers automatically imagine South African wine as cheap and bottom-shelf. But brands like Simonsig are going a long way to reverse that notion. Located in the renowned Stellenbosch winemaking region of the Cape Winelands, this brand offers an array of premium wines across many styles. Jacques Jordan, Simonsig…

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