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Bucks County beer and spirits tidbits

Do you love wine, beer and spirits events? Are you known for suggesting happy hour hotspots? Keep reading. We've gathered up some of the latest happenings on the adult beverage scene, so you can start...

Pennsylvania whiskey and local farms

What does whiskey have to do with local farming? Ask Laura Fields, founder of the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation, and she'll tell you. “American whiskey needs American farmers and vice versa,” she explains. “Bourbon is liquid...

February tidbits: Beer, supper clubs, rebirths and tomato pies

Openings, moves, rebirths and "gastrogestations." So much happening on the food scene in Bucks County and across the river in New Jersey. Openings The Doylestown Brewing Company has lots going on. The brewery, which began in a...

4th Annual Bucks Bacon & Beer 2017

If you missed it last year, thinking you had all the time in the world to buy a ticket, all I can say is you better buy your tickets immediately. We ALWAYS sell out. In...

2016 – The year in review, or delicious posts you may have missed

Every year, as I prepare to do this post, I look back at all the articles we have published. And I'm always amazed and humbled. What started as "just a blog" nine years ago...

Dad’s Hat releases first Bottled-in-Bond whiskey

This weekend, whiskey drinkers are in luck. Local distillery Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye is releasing their first Bottled-in-Bond rye whiskey this Saturday, November 5 at 8 am at their distillery in Bristol, PA. What's so special...

Unami Ridge Winery

What do you do after a 20-year career in the Army, after having lived all over the world, when you finally get to retire and do what you want? Plant grapes, of course. That has always...

Why I love living in Bucks County

I had to get out of the house. That's what happens when you work from home. "I'm just running out to get a few things," I told Mark and the dogs. "I shouldn't be...
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Derby Day Bucks County Style

Being as my birthday is only a few days before the Kentucky Derby, I'm usually completely unaware of this popular horse race. Typically, I mention doing something on that day with a friend and...
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Hewn Spirits

Updated 10/21/16 Sean Tracy loves wood. Especially old wood. White oak, hickory, black birch, cherry, sycamore. For over 15 years his company, Bucks County Timber Craft, has reclaimed antique barns and given them new life...
BC Brewery taps & growler; photo credit Lynne Goldman

Bucks County Brewery

This is the story of two people who met on Craig’s List. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. Although it does involve alcohol. A brewery and a distillery under the same roof? One Christmas a few years...
Wycombe Vineyards vines; photo credit Lynne Goldman

A fifteen dollar staycation

A warm breeze rustled the leaves in the trees above us on a lovely summer afternoon. We sat sipping cool white wine and nibbling on cheese and crackers out on the deck. Home and...

Rye whiskey comes back home

My friend Kate says she’s never before met a Jewish girl who drinks whiskey. That would be me. It started with Scotch – first Dewar’s, then Johnny Walker, and then onto single malts. Then I...
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Stop wining

Ah…the wine. Forget arguments over whether to put the mini-marshmallows on the sweet potatoes; lately the real struggle is about which wine to serve at Thanksgiving. Bring something big, red and cheap? Or a "good"...
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Tidbits: Farm Fresh Cocktails

If all the lovely veggies now showing up at local farmers' markets don't do it for you (??), I found a Philadelphia Daily News article that highlights some delectable drinks you can make with local...

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