Understanding the Worlds of Home Brewing and Home Wine Making

For a number of years now there has been growing interest in the hobby of making beer and wine at home, and it seems like more and more people are getting involved in this interesting pastime.  There are many reasons for this sudden interest in home brewing, but some of the interest no doubt lies in the growing popularity of microbrews and other small regional beers and wines. … [Read more...]

Wine from the Hedgerows

There’s nothing like a walk in the country to refresh your spirit, unless it’s an hour or two weeding in the garden – but did you know these simple pleasures can also provide you with another of life’s little pleasures, like a great glass of home made wine? … [Read more...]

A Short History of Guinness Stout

Once an industry of a few giants, the beer business has seen a rise in small so-called micro-brews over the past twenty years.  Across Europe, Asia, and especially North America, thousands of small brewers have appeared, each with a distinct flavor to add to the always interesting potpourri of the world beer market.  One of the old giants, however, has managed to stay on the minds and tongues of beer drinkers and beer aficionados the world over.  That beer is Guinness Stout, and this is a short … [Read more...]