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Beer Wine & Spirits

The Shochu Must Go On

A distilled Japanese spirit is taking the Bay Area by storm.
September 20, 2019

Chris Wachira Celebrates Kenyan Culture

Wachira Wines is a woman-owned winemaker, distributor, importer, and exporter with a tasting room slated to open later this year in Alameda.
September 18, 2019

Shauna Rosenblum Is Her Own Woman

The winemaker’s daughter shares her philosophy of winemaking.
September 13, 2019

Nosh Box: Ins and Outs of Eating In and Out

Some things never change, and September’s role in our yearly routine is one of them: the end of vacation, and back to work or school. But this September what we eat and where we eat receive closer inspection—along with the reasons both are changing. So this month we examine the fare technology brings.
September 01, 2019

A Summer Alcoholic Mixtape

Nights are still long, temperatures are still rising, and people are still thirsty, so drink up: 10 cocktails for summer.
August 28, 2019

Popularizing Two Local Amaros

Oakland Spirits Co. and Richmond’s Falcon Spirits Distillery are having fun with the bittersweet liqueur known as amaro.
August 23, 2019

Nosh Box: The Brews of Summer

With the heart of summer arriving this month, it’s appropriate to look at a proven remedy for seasonal heat: an ice-cold beer. Just as there are seasonal winter brews, so too brewmasters look to formulate suds apropos for the steamy season. However, the landscape of summer seasonal brews is reshaping faster than a desert in a sandstorm.
August 01, 2019

There’s a New Book Club Dinner Series on Tap

Flora brings books, drinking, dining, and discussion together.
July 12, 2019

A Liquor Entrepreneur Proposes Trakal as an Indigenous Spirit

Sebastian Gomez has come up with a spirit, Trakal, that embodies the flavors and essence of Patagonia.
June 21, 2019

Home-Field Advantage Leads Robin Kim Win

The East Bay Spice Company mixologist competed with six others in three rounds to earn bragging rights as The Best Bartender in Berkeley.
May 24, 2019