Monday, March 10, 2014

Clamps & Gaskets: News Roundup for Weeks 8/9, 2014.

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundup
A bi-weekly, non-comprehensive roundup
of news of beer and other things.

Weeks 8/9
16 February - 1 March 2014

  • 2014.03.01
    2014 Virginia Governor’s Cup winners announced. Top spot taken by Williamsburg Winery for its red blend, Adagio 2010. Via Virginia Wine Time. More, via Dave McIntyre at Washington Post.

  • 2014.02.28
    A history of brewing in the city of Richmond, Virginia. Via RVA Mag.

  • 2014.02.27
    Wine experts disagree over the quality and raison d'etre of high alcohol, highly 'extracted' wines vs. low alcohol 'restrained wines. Robert Parker vs. Jon Bonné. Via Terroirist Blog.

  • 2014.02.26
    Sherry is not only sweet. It is vinified dry, salty, fruity, and rich. Fino, manzanilla, amontillado, palo cortado, oloroso. Via Dave McIntyre of Washington Post.

    Welcome to Naked Mountain (02)
  • 2014.02.26
    Forbes Magazine selects Virginia as one of "Six Exciting Wine Regions to Explore in 2014."

  • 2014.02.25
    Incroyable! Paris, France —better known for wine— will host its first ever Beer Week, May 24 to June 1, 2014. Via France Today.

  • 2014.02.25
    San Diego brewer argues against existence of a looming craft beer 'bubble,' at least not in near future. Via Voice of San Diego.

    Brewery on a hill: Lickinghole Creek (03)
  • 2014.02.25
    Virginia legislature has created a farm-brewery classification: a brewery located on a farm using a proportion of ingredients grown on that farm for brewing beer. Via YFGF.

  • 2014.02.23
    Counting every operating brewery plant, and all permits for soon-to-open breweries, the Beer Institute found 3,699 breweries in U.S., at close of 2013. Via Brookston Beer Bulletin.

  • 2014.02.20
    What is net neutrality, why you should care about it, and why it may be too late. Comcast’s deal with Netflix. Via Washington Post.

    Lake Tahoe at Sand Harbor (02)
  • 2014.02.20
    California drought causing brewers to face major water shortage, impacting their beer. Via NPR.

  • 2014.02.19
    Winter's effect on grape vines worrying U.S. wine makers. Severe cold in east; severe drought in California. Via Dave McIntyre of Washington Post.

  • 2014.02.16
    New documentary on Baltimore brewing history —Brew Baltimore— to be released in March.

  • Clamps and Gaskets is a bi-weekly wrap-up of stories not necessarily posted at Yours For Good Most deal with beer (or wine, or whisky); some do not. But all are brief, and many are re-posts from
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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