Wine, Brews & Spirits
It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason. — Latin proverb
Here we offer information and education about Wine, Brews & Spirits: everything from how to taste, how to buy, and how to pair. And we'll offer new discoveries, profiles about wine makers, brewers, distillers, and great places you can go to explore.
NOTE: All products are independently reviewed and none have paid for recognition. If you produce or sell an item you believe should be included, please email us.
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RFT Wine & Spirits Editor guides you to Turkey Day red wines.
Buying wines from different countries can bring back great memories.
Our gin expert checks out Aviation artisan gin.
Our wine guru, Julie Pegg, talks late summer whites.
Our Beer Editor, Brian Yaegar, takes a beercation in Eugene.
Craft Vodkas aren’t your grandfather’s vodka. Editor’s note: In the last couple of years, vodka has made a comeback as a go-to spirit. Now, high-end and artisan distillers are both getting in the act and producing some outstanding varieties. RFT’s Wine & Spirits Editor, Julie Pegg, dives into to the subject of Vodka and samples [...]
Our reviewers dive into what Anchor Distilling has to offer.
Our Beer Editor, Brian Yaeger, takes a bus tour of Portland’s urban wineries.
RFT sent writer Elizabeth Fagin to explore the world of great tequilas.
RFT assembled a tasting panel to sample and review Olmeca’s Altos Plata and Altos Reposada Tequilas.
Canadian Whisky: beer, back-bacon, plaid shirts, pucks, toques—rye whisky, eh? (Third in a three-part series.)
The last in our three-part series on whiskey, expert Julie Pegg talks about Canadian whisky (no “e”).
Our expert, Julie Pegg, reveals the secrets of Irish whiskey.