LIBATIONS



Muscadets show personalities of land

Muscadets show personalities of land

2012-03-01 00:01:00

As my boots crunch through snow, Pierre-Marie Luneau hands me a chunk of serpentinite rock in his vineyard on La Butte de la Roche.


Mark your calendar: Beer Week

Mark your calendar: Beer Week

2012-03-01 00:01:00

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is going to happen, and this spring.


U.S. monastery brews return after a century

U.S. monastery brews return after a century

2012-02-16 08:42:00

A new beer brand coming into the Pittsburgh market next week from New Mexico is "made with care and prayer."


Brewniversity is back in session

Brewniversity is back in session

2012-02-16 00:00:00

Pittsburgh Brewniversity is back in session at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Beer Hive in the Strip District.


Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh's first distillery since Prohibition, to open soon

Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh's first distillery since Prohibition, to open soon

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Small-batch whiskey-making, like most creative and entrepreneurial endeavors, is all about heart.


The Food Column: Celebrate Groundhog Day with a deja brew from Straub

The Food Column: Celebrate Groundhog Day with a deja brew from Straub

2012-02-02 00:00:00

I've never made the trek to Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day, but friends have told me it pretty much consists of three things: camping out on


Wigle Distillery offers tours of their Strip District operation

Wigle Distillery offers tours of their Strip District operation

2012-02-02 00:00:00

There's a rich history of whiskey making and drinking in Western Pennsylvania, but in the years since Prohibition, most distilleries never


Drawing a good beer: Local artists put their mark on Illustration Ale

Drawing a good beer: Local artists put their mark on Illustration Ale

2012-02-01 02:03:00

If you ever were going to choose a beer solely for its label, you might want to choose an Illustration Ale. The beer's good, too -- a dark B


Drawing a good beer: Local artists put their mark on Illustration Ale

Drawing a good beer: Local artists put their mark on Illustration Ale

2012-02-01 00:00:00

If you ever were going to choose a beer solely for its label, you might want to choose an Illustration Ale.


Pinsker's to offer more kosher wines

Pinsker's to offer more kosher wines

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Thanks to Pinsker's Judaica store in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburghers now have access to a long list of kosher wines. Today's bear little resemb


In Greenfield, BYOB: brew your own beer

In Greenfield, BYOB: brew your own beer

2012-01-05 00:00:00

A local brewery just opened that's different from most, in that it invites you to come in and brew and bottle or keg your own beer. The Copp


A thirst for tradition: Breweries lead Pittsburgh craft beer trend

A thirst for tradition: Breweries lead Pittsburgh craft beer trend

2012-01-05 00:00:00

Just past the busway off North Dallas Avenue in Homewood is a red-brick industrial building where the faint smell of beer trails from a door


Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2011 (and the 13 you can buy in Allegheny County)

Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2011 (and the 13 you can buy in Allegheny County)

2012-01-05 00:00:00

The Wine Spectator, America's top-ranked magazine for wine and wine culture, annually produces a list of its top 100 wines released that yea


Black and Gold is another new beer vying for Pittsburgh palates

Black and Gold is another new beer vying for Pittsburgh palates

2011-12-29 00:00:00

When it comes to selling beer, it seems that everybody wants a piece of Pittsburgh. It's been that way for a long time, as local breweries g


Some sparkling recipes for holiday drinks

Some sparkling recipes for holiday drinks

2011-12-22 00:00:00

New Year's, the biggest party night of the year, is just a little over a week away, and hosts across the globe will be looking for that one


One Good Recipe: Cranberry Rum Punch

2011-12-22 00:00:00

Spiced rum, earthy and aromatic, is a cold-weather favorite, and great for holiday punches. This punch recipe, while served cold, delivers a


Tasteful gifts for the wine lover

Tasteful gifts for the wine lover

2011-12-15 00:00:00

Having just returned from an unplanned six-week visit to my family home in Carmel, Calif., I find myself with a frighteningly short nine sho


Local liquid partners: East End Brewing and Commonplace Coffee to collaborate

Local liquid partners: East End Brewing and Commonplace Coffee to collaborate

2011-12-15 00:00:00

At an event tonight at Commonplace Coffee Shop in Squirrel Hill, TJ Fairchild and Scott Smith are going to announce some news that may well


New life for an old label: Rooney's ale returns here after at least six decades

New life for an old label: Rooney's ale returns here after at least six decades

2011-12-08 00:00:00

There's a new beer in town that's also an old beer in town: Rooney's Old Irish Style Ale. Yes, we're talking the Rooney family, of Steelers


PG Products