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Making Mead From Buckwheat Honey

At some point I thought making alcohol out of honey sounded like a great idea. I enjoy mead but tire of so many sweet and simple styles. Just because honey is its source does not necessitate it become a desert drink. Why can’t mead have the gravitas of wine? Why can’t it taste dry, complex, and be a friend to food? Continue reading


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Cabernet Franc Late Harvest, Palmer Vineyards, North Fork Long Island NY 2007

You get home from a weekend of wine tasting, partially unpack and then collapse. A few months later you find bottles from the trip. But when you open them, annoyingly, you don’t travel through space and time to that ethereal … Continue reading

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