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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Clamps & Gaskets: Roundup for 2010 Week 28

Clamps and Gaskets: weekly roundupWeek 28
11 July 2010 - 17 July 2010

  • 2010.07.17
    Divers in the Baltic Sea discover submerged bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne, possibly from 1772, still drinkable. http://bit.ly/bAk5YX
  • 2010.07.17
    Times of London removes ALL free content from its on-line edition. http://bit.ly/cS5LrU
  • 2010.07.17
    In London, US-based beer writer Garrett Oliver expounds upon beer-with-cheese pairings, beer-with-food, and beer versus wine. http://bit.ly/bFhuMY
  • 2010.07.16
    FollowFriday on Twitter. My short list of Marylanders who Twitter about beer: @Cizauskas/beer-maryland.
  • 2010.07.16
    Earthquake, 3.6 magnitude, rattles Washington D.C. http://bit.ly/bpy9I7
  • 2010.07.16
    Before 15 August, vote for your favorite Virginia winery. http://bit.ly/98XVB2
  • 2010.07.15
    BP says oil flow from well has stopped as cap is tested. http://nyti.ms/9liVdn

  • Real Ale quintessence
  • 2010.07.15
    Quintessence of Real Ale: a photo, with brief explanation. http://flic.kr/p/8iFnbD
  • 2010.07.08
    The search for a new location for now-closed Clarendon, Virginia beer bar, Dr. Dremo's, hits another snag. http://fcva.me/95tYrJ
  • 2010.07.15
    For summer thirst, 5 'lawnmower beers', but with character, as selected by the Washington Post: http://ff.im/-nJwJA
  • 2010.07.14
    US Postal Service dedicates two new stamps to honor Negro League baseball. http://ow.ly/2bgIp
  • 2010.07.14
    To not conflict with DC Restaurant Week, DC Beer Week has been moved to 22- 28 August. No new website yet. On Twitter @DCBeerWeek.
  • 2010.07.14
    12 Reasons to Look Beyond the Usual Wine Selections. The New York Times lists some lesser known wine types: http://nyti.ms/ddiL2L

  • Siciliana Pizza, closer
  • 2010.07.14
    What to look for in a great pizza pie. A 3-step lesson: http://bit.ly/alp9fQ
  • 2010.07.14
    From TIME magazine, a video on summer beer selections: http://bit.ly/ahQqyI
  • 2010.07.14
    "So, You Think Anheuser-Busch InBev is Big Enough?" Buy-ins AND takeover rumors: http://bit.ly/bIN4sf
  • 2010.07.14
    "The great and powerful Oz." The wit and canards (and appreciation of Virginia wines) of British wine writer Oz Clarke. http://bit.ly/csioOd
  • 2010.07.13
    The Boss leaves - with bravo and bluster, and style. George Steinbrenner, long-time owner of baseball's New York Yankees, as remembered by Washington Post columnist Thomas Boswell: http://bit.ly/9YyY4X
  • 2010.07.14
    A good sign in Alexandria, Virginia: The future home of Port City Brewing. http://ow.ly/i/2zPy
  • 2010.07.14
    Room for more beer education. Overheard from a bartender to a customer: "It's cask ale. Barely carbonated and served room temperature." No!
  • 2010.07.14
    Disposable, plastic kegs: how they work, and what they look like inside. http://bit.ly/9qVkKv
  • 2010.07.11
    Now, he calls balls & strikes for the, ahem, angels? Sad news: Bob Sheppard, legendary Yankees Ballpark announcer, dies at 99: http://bit.ly/cmUlra
  • 2010.07.11
    Beer-clean glassware, the proper beer pour, & THE beer exam: Cicerone. http://bit.ly/dq5lu0
  • 2010.07.11
    Is your beer vegan? (Gelatin and isinglass are animal products, and are used for clarification.) http://bit.ly/wbvcQ
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  • Clamps and Gaskets is a weekly wrap-up of stories  not posted at Yours For Good Fermentables.com. Most deal with beer (or wine, or whisky); some do not. But all are brief, and many are re-posts from my Twitter account: twitter.com/cizauskas.
  • The Clamps and Gaskets graphic was created by Mike Licht at NotionsCapital.

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