Alphalpha dog

4 February 2010
By Tom Mansell
Alphalpha dog

Note: This is the inaugural article from our beer writer, Richard Pliny! Ithaca Beer Company Excelsior! Alphalpha Style: Double Honey Bitter Color: Amber ABV: 8.5% Price Point: $11 Technical Notes: Brewed with local alfalfa honey and Cascade hops. Like the other Excelsior! Beers, this is bottle conditioned and the last pour includes a bit...
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Announcing our new beer writer!

3 February 2010
By Tom Mansell
Announcing our new beer writer!

Hey folks! I am proud to announce a new staff member here at Ithacork. From his first sip of beer, Richard Pliny was captured by the fizzy drink’s allure. Through years of research and experimentation he has sought to understand beer’s secrets, as indeed he still does. Now an amateur brewer and professional scientist,...
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Finger Lakes Wineries on Twitter: February 2010

31 January 2010
By Tom Mansell

Several wineries and winery representatives have recently appeared on Twitter, and some have been on for a while but have eluded inclusion in my list… until now. @DaWinemaker Tim Benedict (Winemaker, Hazlitt 1852) @3BrosWine 3 Brothers Wineries @Betthefarmny Bet the Farm Winery, a kind of general store in beautiful Aurora, NY. They also make...
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Ice, Ice, Baby, Two Cold: A pair of Sheldrake Point ice wines

29 January 2010
By Tom Mansell
Ice, Ice, Baby, Two Cold: A pair of Sheldrake Point ice wines

Recently, I had a chance to “help” with (more like “observe”) the Sheldrake Point ice wine harvest. I picked a few grapes then helped get them into the press for a two-part feature I would write for the New York Cork Report. I was given some sample bottles to aid in my efforts, which...
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Restless natives

11 January 2010
By Tom Mansell
Restless natives

During the hiatus, I wrote up mini-reviews of some hybrid wines for the New York Cork Report‘s “What We Drank” feature. They were Niagara and Catawba based wines.  I have added them to the growing list in my quest to drink 100 different hybrid grape varieties. The reviews can be found here: Mazza Vineyards...
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Under construction…

8 January 2010
By Tom Mansell

I apologize if the site looks like crap.  I am slowly implementing a theme change. For the old aesthetics, check out the old site at http://ithacork.wordpress.com Things should be in better shape by Monday, January 11.
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