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  • 16 Apr 2009
    Kume Kunitake

    Japanese Embassy visiting Burton brewery in 1872

    The diary entry of the a pre-industrial Japanese Embassy visiting a British brewery in 1872 shows a keen interest in getting into the fermented beverage market. After all, he reasons, the Japanese are excellent brewers.

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  • 2 Mar 2009

    Charles Bamforth on Authors@Google

    Grape vs. Grain author Charles Bamforth recently spoke at an Authors@Google event. See the video below! Truly entertaining stuff. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjLHsUOraHI He even manages a jab at the Amazon comment comparing his views to promoting genocide. I know.

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  • 6 Nov 2008

    Obama the Professor?

    Considering Bush’s decision-making style, and what many perceived as a reckless, ham-fisted approach to policy, it’s no wonder that the press is scrutinizing Obama’s style very closely.  And already, people are cautiously sizing-up Obama’s poised, deliberate way of addressing questions and problems. Cambridge author Joan Hoff was recently interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education […]

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  • 26 Aug 2008

    Charles Bamforth Interviewed by Rick Kleffel

    Rick Kleffel is an independent producer with NPR, and has interviewed a remarkable range of figures, and reviewed a massive amount of books. You can view his work here. He recently sat down with Charles Bamforth for a very long interview — a great bonus for beer geeks the world around. Get the full scoop […]

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  • 22 Jul 2008

    Cat Urine or Black-Currant Buds?

    Joshua M. Bernstein of Gourmet recently did a Q&A with Charles Bamforth, touching on something that I find to be among the “funny-because-it’s-true” characteristics of wine and beer. JMB: How else do wine makers and brewers differ? CB: Brewers tend to use unappealing terms like catty, grainy and burnt, while wine guys tend to use […]

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  • 16 Jul 2008

    Graph of Global Beer Sales

    Yep. There it is. North American multinationals selling less and less beer, with Europe and the rest of the world stealing the share.  This comes from Teresa da Silva Lopes’ Global Brands, a handy piece of business history on alcohol branding. With the InBev purchase, how far further will that North America bar shrink?

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  • 15 Jul 2008
    Teresa da Silva Lopes

    A Global Case of Beer

    Or is it A Case of Global Beer? So InBev, the giant Belgian brewing conglomerate, is buying Anheuser Busch. What does that mean for both companies? It can be hard to fathom for the average beer drinker, since many of the brews we enjoy come from companies larger than we ever imagined. Meanwhile, as Brookston […]

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  • 7 Jul 2008

    Mars, Venus, Wine & Beer

    Sam Calagione founded one of my favorite breweries, and Elizabeth Downer’s Pittsburgh Post Gazette review of his new book, coauthored by wine guru Marnie Old glosses on a couple of important factoids before skipping to generalities, and recommending a bunch of wines. Folks say that the book — He Said Beer, She Said Wine —  […]

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