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Europe's CO2 Shortage & The Beer Industry

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The 2018 Fifa World Cup began last Thursday in Russia amidst crowds of excited attendees. It is no secret that beer and The World Cup are almost synonymous with one another. The summer heat leaves match goers flocking for refreshing, carbonated beverages causing a surge in the demand.  Carbon Dioxide is produced from ammonia plants, which also are used in the production of fertiliser and typically takes place during the winter months. In an article from Gasworld they said, "Fertiliser companies then plan maintenance or shutdowns in April through to June on a regular basis – but this is coincidently the peak...

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Top 5 Products Essential for Summer

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Temperatures are rising, pools are open, and the first day of summer is this Thursday the 21st of June! Our tasting line ups are slowy becoming more indicative of summer weather as the first day of the season draws near. Hot days can put a damper on our beverages and party going, but we've got a few items on our shelves at Wine Gourmet that can guarantee stress-free summer parties and outings! Continue reading below to see what we deem to be the TOP 5 products essential for summer! 1. The Beach Glass Whether you’re at the beach, in the pool,...

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Männertag: Father's Day in Germany

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Picture yourself strolling down the streets of Germany, when you begin to notice groups of men wheeling carts loaded with alcohol and food, drinking and celebrating. Most of us are aware that the beer culture surrounding Germany is deeply rooted in their history, resulting in a certain national respect for the golden brew. This love extends into their Father’s Day traditions, also known as Vatertag or Männertag (men’s day), where their celebrations might look a bit interesting to outsiders. Father's Day became an official holiday in the United States thanks to a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd from Spokane, Washington. She thought that fathers deserved a day equivalent to...

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2018 Father's Day Gift Guide

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  Often times we get lost in the hustle and bustle of Mother's Day. Now, with less than a week until Father's Day, it's time to shine some light on the rock star fathers that help keep us all together! Below are 9 types of dads we all know (and LOVE) and the gifts that fit them best. For more inspiration check out our Father's Day Gift Ideas Collection! ...the beer geek Whether he has a beer belly and a 6 pack of beer or 6 pack abs and belly full of beer, we’ve got endless gifts perfect for every brew...

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How is Rosé made?

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#NationalRoséDay has talking all about rose! Did you know rosé can be made through several different processes? This includes: maceration, direct pressing, the saignée method, and the blending method. First there is what may be considered the most common process for making rosés, maceration. This is where the red wine grapes macerate (or rest) in the grape juice before the wine-making process is continued. This allows a controlled contact with the juice. The longer the maceration/contact, the darker the rosé will be. Similar to maceration is the direct pressing method. Instead of letting them soak in contact with the skins, they are pressed immediately. This...

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