The Miracle Machine reduces the sacred craft of winemaking into an idiot-proof, automated process that takes not years but just a couple days. So, idiot today, vintner by Wednesday. Sound good? All the materials you need are available on the M.M. website where you also download the free app that takes you effortlessly through the whole process.
For the gourmet tea that bears his name, Detroit local Joseph Wesley chooses only high-quality, single origin black teas like Dian Hong Congfu & Darjeeling from growers in China & India; resulting in better tasting tea with more complex flavors.
A great gift or re-gift to the book-oriented boozer on your Christmas shopping list, The Curious Bartender offers more than just recipes for new and classic cocktails, it even explores the alchemy of barcraft, whatever that is.
The flood of Anchorman 2 offshoot products is officially underway even though the movie isn’t out for weeks. You may remember that in addition to jazz flute, Ron likes Scotch and now you can drink his signature 80-proof brand: Ron Burgundy Blended Scotch Whiskey. Should hit shelves this week.
These brewing kits from Portland, Oregon’s Stumptown Coffee take the guesswork out of selecting your home coffee-making system. They offer four kits: A single-cup travel/camp kit, a carafe brewer and grinder kit, a Dripper kit with a ceramic coffee mill, and the fourth is a Chemex kit. All come packaged with a select Stumptown roast.
Imagine taking fresh, green coffee beans and with the simple push of a button, turning them into drinkable black coffee. It was just a coffee addict’s dream until now: this new, all-in-one roaster-grinder-brewer does it all automatically.
To celebrate 40 years of booming business in the outdoor recreation sector, Patagonia has teamed up with New Belgium brewing to create a birthday beer. More specifically, California Route Organic Ale, which will come in a can. Aside from “maybe” being at a Patagonia retailer near you for a limited-time starting sometime soon, there’s scant few details on where or if you’ll be able to buy it. Cool can though.
Diddy is somehow keeping his goofy, candy-flavored Ciroc vodka brand afloat, so why wouldn’t a Hollywood superstar like George Clooney step into the booze biz? Especially with a high-quality, 100% Blue Weber agave tequila made by master distillers in Jalisco, Mexico. His new Casamigos Tequila comes in 2 flavors, Blanco and Reposado and both are smooth enough for sipping straight-up.
Winespeak. It’s for waiters and the ex-wives they wait on. All you need to appreciate wine is a mouth but this book can get you a few steps further along in understanding what you’re drinking. Written without winespeak, master sommelier Richard Betts adds insight and humor (gasp) to help you identify and appreciate your wine. Yes, it really is a scratch-n-sniff book.