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Dowagiac’s Sister Lakes Brewing ties community together

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  By Jake Brown South Bend Tribune The walls of its taproom tell the story of Dowagiac’s Sister Lakes Brewing Company. Hanging throughout are glimpses at the community that makes its existence possible. For starters, there are aerial photos showing lakes in the area that boost tourism — Round Lake, Little Crooked Lake, Magician Lake, Cable Lake and Dewey Lake, most notably. Dozens of vintage signs from businesses that have come and gone fill the gaps. Wick’s Apple House, as an example, used to be a prime area attraction, drawing bus loads in from Chicago.  Jerry Morin, patriarch of...

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Wine Basics – A Beginner’s Guide to Drinking Wine

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  http://winefolly.com The Basic Types of Wine Wine is made with grapes, but not typical table grapes you’ll find at the grocery. Wine grapes (the latin name is Vitis vinifera) are small, sweet, have thick skins, and contain seeds. There are over 1,300 different wine grape varieties, but just a few of them are planted all over the world: 8 Common Types of Wine The Many Different Types of Wine (Infographic) Serving Wine and Choosing Glassware Wine is a peculiar beverage because even the shape of the glass will change the way it tastes. So, here are 7 things to know when it comes to...

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Top 10 Microbreweries in Michigan

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  www.bolstr.com Michigan is known for some of the best, and oldest, craft breweries in the country. You can find award winning IPAs, traditional German-style lagers, French-style ales and even mead made with local Michigan honeybees! Some breweries on this list are on their way to conquering the entire country and a few are focused solely on Michigan, but all are proud to call the Mitten home. From downtown Detroit to the woods of Northern Michigan, these craft breweries have all developed cult followings. This list ranks the top 10 craft breweries in Michigan by their social media...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Smoking Cigars

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

    Source:  Esquire / BY DAVID CURCURITO / AUG 25, 2009 Selection As with wines, you’ll need to try a variety of cigars to home in on your taste. And your budget. Cutting The most common type of cutter is the double-blade guillotine, which you can find at any cigar shop. Cut about a quarter of an inch below the head of the cigar. Jrcigars.com suggests this easy method: Lay the cutter flat on the table, stand the cigar straight up in it, and cut.  Lighting Always use wooden matches or a butane lighter. Roll the cigar while puffing, and once you feel it’s properly lit,...

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Health Benefits of Wine (In Moderation!)

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  WebMD / By Peter Jaret A Healthier Heart Several reports in 2000 confirmed the glad tidings that wine — in moderation, of course — reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. In the September issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, for instance, Swedish researchers at the Karolinska Institute reported that, compared to teetotalers, light drinkers who consumed wine cut their risk of dying prematurely by almost one third, and wine drinkers as a group had significantly lower mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Actually, drinking any kind of...

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The 5 Best White Wines for Cooking

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  www.thekitchn.com / Jayme Henderson   / Apr 24, 2014 Do you remember your first bite of linguine with white wine clam sauce, lobster bisque with sherry, or savory chicken Marsala? Cooking with white wine brings balance, fruit, and acidity to so many of our favorite recipes. Once you move past grocery store “cooking wine” (and I strongly advise you to do so!) and introduce even moderately priced white wine into the equation (leave that $40 Chardonnay in the wine fridge), your possibilities and cooking style expand exponentially. Here are five white wines that are each...

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