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A collection of items from around the Counrty showcasing brewing, distilling and wine making.
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Next up for the Cocktails and Cabaret series is 'A Tuna Christmas': On the Stage

Next up for the Cocktails and Cabaret series is 'A Tuna Christmas': On the Stage | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society and Friends of the Harbor Center are presenting Cocktails and Cabaret, a new series coming to the Northshore Harbor Center for the 2013–14 JPAS season.
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‘Remarkable’ results suggest environment affects Diageo whisky taste by up to 20%

‘Remarkable’ results suggest environment affects Diageo whisky taste by up to 20% | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
Smell, taste and flavor assessments of Diageo whisky The Singleton changed by up to 20% when people sampled it in different ‘multisensory’ rooms, say Oxford University researchers.
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Five Bars with Fabulous Fall Cocktails

Five Bars with Fabulous Fall Cocktails | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
Trees are turning orange and yellow, the days are getting shorter, and the air smells like campfires and wet leaves. And that means taps are
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Thousands to converge on Durham for World Beer Fest :: Out and About at WRAL.com

Thousands to converge on Durham for World Beer Fest :: Out and About at WRAL.com | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
Planning to attend Saturday's World Beer Fest in Durham? Let us get you prepared for the hundreds of craft beer on tap.
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James Beard Foundation's Taste America(r) "Local Flavor from Coast to Coast" Traveling Food Festival Comes to Las Vegas This Fall

Food enthusiasts and chase sapphire preferred visa signature cardholders are invited to Join Taste America All-Star Masaharu Morimoto to taste and enjoy America’s culinary diversity, September 27-28.
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Big News on Midwest's Biggest Wine Trail - Midwest Wine Press

Big News on Midwest's Biggest Wine Trail - Midwest Wine Press | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
There are two newsworthy developments on the Midwest’s largest wine trail in terms of wineries (25) and probably sales volume too.
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Winery Trains | Medina Railroad Museum

Winery Trains | Medina Railroad Museum | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it

Sample great wines from the famous Niagara Wine Trail while enjoying a two-hour ride through the vineyards, orchards, and rolling countryside of the historic Erie Canal Corridor. Sample the best Medina has to offer, too, with great food from area restaurants, coffee, tea, and chocolates from local shops, crafts, live entertainment, and much more!

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Sounds like a fun time!

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Crafting excellence at the inaugural Whistler Village Beer Festival | Arts & Entertainment | Whistler Question, Whistler, BC

Crafting excellence at the inaugural Whistler Village Beer Festival | Arts & Entertainment | Whistler Question, Whistler, BC | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
Whistler If one is to believe the late, great doctor of gonzo journalism, Hunter S.
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Southern Westchester Food & Wine Festival Kicks of September 22

Southern Westchester Food & Wine Festival Kicks of September 22 | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
In addition to offering gourmet food, SoWe strives to raise money to fight hunger
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Urban wineries flourish in Portland

Urban wineries flourish in Portland | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
At least 10 urban wineries have opened in the city in recent years as Oregon’s Willamette Valley vintners move some wine-making into Portland.
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Craft Brew Fest: 'Beer is the rock star'

Craft Brew Fest: 'Beer is the rock star' | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
"We realize the beer is the draw, and we put everything in the hands of the beer."
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Savor September Festival will spotlight local food, drink and culture

Savor September Festival will spotlight local food, drink and culture | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
: A grape stomping is one of the highlights of the festival, set for Saturday, Sept.
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Alpen Wine Festival

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Wine Tasting, Live music, Silent Auction & Raffle. $40 includes a Spiegalau crystal souvenir wine glass and tastings from over 40 Vineyards. All benefit Can Do MS, a foundation providing wellness & education for people with Multiple Sclerosis.
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Lake Tahoe and WIne!

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Sipping at Screw City: Rockford beer festival not bigger, but better

Sipping at Screw City: Rockford beer festival not bigger, but better | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
ROCKFORD — If you asked Chris Wachowiak to describe the Screw City Beer Festival, he’d call it an “intimate” gathering of 2,000 friends who love a good ale.
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Wine Tasting in Paradise; 2013 Costa Rica Wine Expo

Wine Tasting in Paradise; 2013 Costa Rica Wine Expo | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
Costa Rica News & Events - Finding something to do in Costa Rica is never a problem; from surfing to wine tasting there is something for everyone to do. The month of October brings wine lovers together for the 2013 Wine Expo Costa Rica.
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Yellowhammer Brewing's once-a-year Frankenhammer beer returning to select Huntsville retailers and bars

Yellowhammer Brewing's once-a-year Frankenhammer beer returning to select Huntsville retailers and bars | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
Cherry-wood-aged Belgian ale expected to be available to public Oct. 11.
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30 days, 150 kinds of beer: Drink wisely at the Eastwood City Beer Festival

30 days, 150 kinds of beer: Drink wisely at the Eastwood City Beer Festival | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
As part of the Oktoberfest celebration Eastwood City in Quezon City, the largest of Megaworld’s lifestyle malls, is sponsoring a month-long beer festival in partnership with tenant restaurants like PUBliko Gastropub and The Distillery.
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WHALE’s 23rd Annual International Wine Festival & Auction | Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE (WHALE)

WHALE’s 23rd Annual International Wine Festival & Auction | Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE (WHALE) | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
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International Talk Like A Pirate Day - How To Do It

The Official Web site for International Talk-Like A Pirate Day, September 19th. Because we're guys, and because we can.
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Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country

Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
As you explore the Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country, you will enjoy breathtaking views from our 15 award-winning, family-owned wineries situated in the heart of Central Pennsylvania’s beautif
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38th Annual Virginia Wine Festival | Life is Grape

38th Annual Virginia Wine Festival | Life is Grape | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it

The Virginia Wine Festival is the foundation stone of the wine festival season, and moreover of the Virginia Wine Industry itself. The Virginia Wine Festival offers a unique array of both free and ticketed tasting and learning opportunities. Visit the Seminar Tent to broaden your knowledge and understanding of wine and wine culture, or make a grand day of it with a ticket to our gourmet Wine and Food Pairing Tent.

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Tamber Bey moving tasting room to Calistoga : The Weekly Calistogan

Tamber Bey moving tasting room to Calistoga : The Weekly Calistogan | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
After operating a tasting room on Adams Street for three years, Tamber Bey Vineyards is moving its facility to Calistoga where owners Barry and Jennifer Waitte have built the winery
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Saratoga Wine & Food Fest — Here's what's on the menu

Saratoga Wine & Food Fest — Here's what's on the menu | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
The Saratogian is your source for all Saratoga County 24-hour breaking news, local news, sports, entertainment and more. View daily weather updates, watch videos and photos. Keep up with Saratoga Springs' News and Saratoga Springs local Sports.
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Culinary Culture: Wine and Biking at the Steamboat Wine Festival

Culinary Culture: Wine and Biking at the Steamboat Wine Festival | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
Steamboat might be a world-class winter destination, but more and more people are flocking to the Yampa valley in the summer. One of the summer highlights for Ski Town USA is the Steamboat Wine Festival, in its 10th year.
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Football legend and Calistoga native Dick Vermeil opens a tasting room in Napa

Football legend and Calistoga native Dick Vermeil opens a tasting room in Napa | American Spirits Today | Scoop.it
When Dick Vermeil was just an infant in the 1930s, teenager Jeanne Frediani would babysit him at the Vermeil home on Washington Street in Calistoga. Frediani lived just outside of
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