Jim Beam Kentucky Fire

by TK August 25th, 2016
Our dear friends at Wikipedia describe fire as:

Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products.[1] Slower oxidative processes like rusting or digestion are not included by this definition.

But I think
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Paul Masson Peach Grande Amber Brandy

by TK August 18th, 2016
I am a product of the 1970s and 1980s.  These were my formative years, so all things cultural that have any lasting power in my limited brain capacity come from those two decades.  Thus when I hear the name "Paul Masson", my mental archives pull up images of Orson Welles saying "We will serve no wine until it's time."  As I walked through my local liquor convenience store, a bottle of Paul Masson Peach Grande Amber Brandy jumped out
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Captain Morgan Lime Bite Spiced Rum

by TK August 11th, 2016
What American male has not at some point in this life not wanted to be a pirate?  The swashbuckling excitement coupled with the carefree life of a buccaneer has great appeal to the male psyche.  I am not sure if that perception plays out in the historical reality of being a pirate, but let's not allow history to creep into the idle fantasies of boys and men everywhere.  So when I was looking for something to review for this
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  • Less Hops, More Barley: Blonde de Chambly

    by Charles Wangersky August 4th, 2016
    It has been three weeks, and here on the Wet Coast we're still not used to this bright light that has been in our skies every day. The temperature, for us, seems shockingly high, beer supplies are running low, and so we must turn to foreign fields for our refreshment needs.

    One such source is Unibroue in Quebec. The name, to an English-speaking reader, no doubt suggests something that would
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  • 1800 Tequila Reserva Anejo

    by TK July 28th, 2016
    Chicago is not a city that probably first comes to mind when you think of tequila, but I am here to tell you it should be.   Downtown Chicago has a vibrant nightlife and a great selection of Mexican restaurants to choose from.   A weekend trip to the Windy City with Peku Publications CEO, Michele Kuegler, was a great setting for me to sample 1800 Tequila Reserva
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  • Driftwood Pale Ale: Balm for a Hot Tiring Day

    by Charles Wangersky July 21st, 2016
    The north end of the West Coast has been suffering, if you want to call it that, through a long and unusual period of hot weather. Normally this doesn't affect me much, because my main job is working with computers, and it's important to keep computers cool after all. People can simply be told to deal with it, computers can't. Of course, it is a bit of a shock
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