Each week, wine lovers all over the Internet unite to celebrate “Wine Wednesday.” The concept is more viral than an official, sanctioned event. And it is definitely most prevalent on Twitter. The roots of the official #winewednesday hashtag trace back to the Twitter handle @TweSommelier, and has been going strong for at least a year now. Every #winewednesday, hundreds (if not thousands) of people virtually drink together, exchanging tasting notes and pairing suggestions. Some people and wineries even go as far as to organize official tastings.
As a way to contribute and support this fine beverage Internet craze, Mutineer Magazine will be spotlighting some of our favorite wine blog posts from the past week on, you guessed it, Wine Wednesday.
Here are the latest wine blog posts that caught our attention this past week: See the full post »
Just like King Midas, everything the Trump Organization touches turns to gold, and this venture is sure to be no different. The company just announced its partnership with Talbott Teas, purveyor of upscale, gourmet teas. Together they will launch Trump Tea, a collection of four whole leaf gourmet tea blends created by Talbott Teas’ master blender Shane Talbott.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Talbott Teas on this collection of tea which offers the opportunity to indulge in an affordable way. Our mission was to create unique blends that would make the tea-drinking experience both relaxing and luxurious.” — Cathy Hoffman Glosser, Executive Vice President of Global Licensing for The Trump Organization. See the full post »
Photo provided by Antarctic Heritage Trust via the Canterbury Museum
In 2006, a crate of Mackinlay’s Scotch Whisky was found, encased in ice, under the floorboards of the hut used by Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907 Antarctic expedition on Ross Island, near McMurdo Sound in Antarctica. Earlier this year, the crate was removed and has been kept in cold storage — until recently, when the crate was carefully thawed and its contents removed. See the full post »
The 2010 Fall Jagermeister Music Tour is being hailed as North America’s biggest thrash tour in 20 years. The tour will feature the 1991 original “Clash of the Titans” lineup — Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The tour will bring the three metal bands to one stage, where fans will experience complete performances of Slayer’s 1990 “Seasons in the Abyss” album, Megadeth’s 1990 “Rust in Peace” album, and the return of Anthrax’s singer Joey Belladonna. See the full post »
No plans for Labor Day? Well, for those who are lucky enough to live close to the Bay Area or have the ability to travel there, the folks over at Wente Vineyards are planning a killer music festival worth looking into. Here are the official details:
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Disclaimer: You are about to enter the beer geek zone. I absolutely love kicking it back with brewers, talking science, talking art, and totally geeking-out over beer. In my world, very few things compare to hanging out at a brewery, with the brewer, on brewday, drinking his/her beer with him/her. After all, if there is anyone who knows more about a specific beer than anyone else, it is the very person that brews it.
At the beginning of this October, Firestone Walker will be releasing its Velvet Merlin, a limited seasonal oatmeal stout, for the first time under its new name. It was previously called Velvet “Merkin” — the definition for merkin being a “pubic wig” (not quite an appropriate beer name). See the full post »
The Northwest Cider Association in conjunction with SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective have announced the First Annual Cider Summit NW, presented by Whole Foods Market. Cider Summit NW benefits The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, one of the world’s leading independent research organizations developing effective therapies to increase the quality of life and longevity of myeloma patients. See the full post »
Each week, beer blogger Lee Williams highlights the most notable upcoming beer releases that belong on every craft beer lover’s radar. This is Mutineer’s fourth edition of the weekly series.
Full Sail Brewing of Hood River, Oregon started releasing some of its more experimental offerings back in 1998. The Brewmaster Reserve series is Full Sail’s current outlet for such beers, a rotating schedule of beers that seek to appeal or expand palates beyond the usual session styles. A different Brewmaster Reserve beer is released every 8 to 10 weeks. The latest addition to the line up is a Dubbel called Sanctuary. See the full post »