Brewing and Vinting
Creation of wine, beer, ale, and other alcoholic beverages.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-08 20:45
Archaeologists in Denmark are puzzled over the discovery of a large building "littered with bits and pieces of exquisite golden jewellery, glass and bronze broaches, high quality artifacts, such as drinking glasses and ceramics, which all seem to have been deliberately smashed in some ritual."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-09-28 09:02
California vintners, desperate to save their grape harvests fro the ravages of starlings, have turned to other birds for help: falcons. Gloria Hillard has an audio report from NPR's Weekend Edition.(photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-09-09 15:33
It has been a good season of fair trading (we can call it “trading”, yes?) and the time is right to celebrate our seafaring acumen as well as our health and wealth. Come and join other like-minded souls for a day of lusty pleasure; duelling, gambling, game playing, storytelling and enjoying the fruits of the brewer’s arts.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-08-21 16:50
For years, Adam Kittel made mead in his garage before perfecting his product. Now, the Loveland, Colorado SCAdian has opened Bacchus Meadery in "the Napa Valley of mead." Shelley Widhalm of the Loveland Reporter-Herald reports. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-08-17 10:06
Those interested in homebrewing may want to attend Brewfest at Cooper's Lake Campground August 21-23, 2009. The non-SCA event will be a gathering of homebrew enthusiasts to discuss their favorite hobby.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-08-15 20:37
On August 22, 2009, Fred Brezel will host Brewfest at Cooper's Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, the site of the Pennsic War.
Submitted by AEschwynne on Wed, 2009-04-01 12:15
Mount Grace priory in North Yorkshire has planted an herb garden in the hopes of recreating Britain's ancient version of chartreuse.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-24 21:14
A recent archaeological dig sponsored by the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives and the ARTeHIS Laboratory (CNRS/Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/Université de Bourgogne) shows that the production of burgundy wine near Dijon, France dates to Roman times.
Submitted by AEschwynne on Thu, 2009-02-05 12:20
Residue from a chemical only known in chocolate has been found on pottery shards dating back to between 1400 to 900 BC in Central America, according to an article at LiveScience magazine online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-19 10:06
On the blog Proof for the New York Times, Iain Gately ponders the history of hangovers and the euphemisms used to deal with them.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-12 17:20
Michael L Wilson reports that this summer's Lilies War XXIII will feature another brewing competition: Sweets for the Sweet IV.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-06 16:05
The Discovery Channel's "How Things Work" recently ran an episode on beer. As an added resource, the network's website includes additional information on the beverage including "Beer Myths" and "How Beer Can be Good for Your Heart."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 16:48
Unto the populace of Lochac does Mordenvale extend its invitation to join in on our 2nd Annual Rhythm & Brews Tourney and Feast.
Come along for a Rose Tourney to honour the time old court of love in a spectacular St Valentine's boast of chivalry and prowess.
Settle in for an evening of entertainment from the bawdy to the harmonic - this year the Grogs wish any who may to challenge last year's winners, the Morris Dancers.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-09 10:21
Raul Cano, a scientist at the California Polytechnic State University, has brewed beer using the 45 million year old yeast from a Lebanese weevil trapped in amber.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-06 14:05
Patrick McGovern, a molecular archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, does not hesitate to chat about the history of alcoholic beverages, and has even re-created a "9,000-year-old Chinese drink we call Jiahu."
Submitted by zachariah von m... on Mon, 2008-10-06 13:32
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-09-30 15:09
The war season is over and our folk have returned to their homes to reap the benefits of a most bountiful harvest. Come and celebrate the great deeds of the past year with us as we spend a day in feast, tournament, drink and song.
Join their Excellencies of Ben Dunfirth and take part in glorious challenges in the field with armoured combat, cunning duels on the lists of fencing and devious shoots a plenty for our many archers, who come from far and wide to test their mettle. Come share your bounty with us Ealdormere and you shall be welcomed to a day of pleasure, challenge and good cheer.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-09-23 11:17
Oyez! Oyez! As we settle into the months of the Fall Harvest, Their Excellencies Darmon and Sabine invite all citizens of Bhakail, and its neighbors to come out and demonstrate the fruits of their labors in Heavy Combat, Fencing, and Brewing!
The site will be the Community Masonic Lodge in Broomall, PA (directions below), where we've got on-site and street parking, as well as outdoor space for the marshal activities and an indoor hall for the brewing championship and potluck dayboard!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-09-18 19:43
We are happy to announce that the Golden Tygre Tavern will be opening for business again this September. This year Baron Steffan ap Kennydd of Silverwing has graciously offered to sponsor a tournament in the style of a Pas d'armes.
On a hard day of fighting (and watching your favorite fighters), all are sure to need refreshment and distraction. The Landlady of the Golden Tygre Tavern (Lady Adeliade Wanderer) welcomes you. Anyone who has patronized the Tavern before will tell you that the Tavern Keeper (Lord Johan Wanderer) provides a fare that is hearty and appetizing, and a roaring fire if the weather is chilly. The selection of handcrafted beer and mead is plentiful and tasty and the servers are friendly and helpful (but expect to be tipped well). The best part of all is the congenial atmosphere that will bring you back to events of old. This is a place where pretension has no place and frivolity and fun are the rules of the weekend. Many an ‘alternate' personae is brought out to protect the integrity of the well decorated.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-09-18 18:18
The Shire of Glynn Rhe is hosting Wine List XIX October 3-5, 2008 at Cumberland Center in Columbia, TN. The event is very fighter-oriented, but does have something for those who enjoy making or tasting period adult beverages. In a twist on traditional A & S competitions, the team that wins the Wine List melee tourney will judge the event's only A & S contest and determine who has provided the "Best Period Adult Beverage." Location:
Shire of Glynn Rhe (Columbia, Tennessee)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-09-11 15:52
Come one, come all, be you from one of the many far away shires or baronies of the knowne worlde, or one of our very own citizens of the sleeping dragon, the Baronie of l'ile du Dragon Dormant is opening its doors to help celebrate the 23rd annual Fall Harvest on Saturday, October 18th, 2008, at the Centre Communautaire de Verchères, in Verchères, Québec.
The event will be a multi-faceted affair, and will feature the Northern Shores Regional Rapier Championship from the morning leading into the afternoon, and will be run by the current and exiting Champion, Don Cosmano. Letters of intent will be required, and must be received by no later than October 10th. Send all intents to: email@example.com
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-08-25 17:45
New research by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage in Malta may show that the island was a center of the wine trade in the 3rd-4th century BCE. The archaeologists are currently mapping wine production sites and will present their findings in Rome this fall.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-07-17 16:31
The archaeological discovery of a structure that is thought to be a medieval malting in Bury St Edmunds, England has added to the town's long-standing relationship with beer. Once the site of a wealthy monastery of brewing monks, the town now hosts the Greene King Brewery.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-07-15 13:51
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered two wine presses dating to the 6th century which are believed to be from a factory which produced holy wine for export to Christians. The presses were found near the 6th century St. Catherine's Monastery on the Sinai Peninsula.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-03-03 20:05
Moderate drinkers at Pennsic take heart. The end of Pennsylvania's beer "case law," which requires purchase of an entire case of beer at a time, may be at hand.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-02-29 10:14
Nicholas Day of Slate online magazine discusses the renewed popularity of mead among foodies and others interested in unusual alcoholic beverages, linking it to the current interest in bees and honey. The article quotes mead-maker David Myers who feels that the drink's popularity within the SCA is detrimental to increasing mead's commercial sales.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-02-10 17:29
Known World Party Steward THL Charles de Bourbon has announced that Carnivale in Venice, The Knowne World Party, will take place at the upcoming Gulf Wars XVII.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-13 15:09
Amaze your friends! Learn how to open a champagne bottle with a sword! No kidding, WikiHow has the instructions.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-04 15:27
One and all are invited to attend the Barony of Settmour Swamp's 28th annual Celebration of the Thawing of the Mud. As always Mudthaw will feature a wide variety of activities: tournaments in Armored Combat, Rapier, and Youth Combat, Archery, Thrown Weapons, a brewing competition and an array of Fine Merchants. Mudthaw will again be held at the beautiful and spacious Salaam Shrine in Livingston, NJ. Location:
Barony of Settmour Swamp (Livingston, New Jersey)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-03 17:00
The Kingdom of Northshield and The Shire of Schattentor Invite you to Quest For Camelot May 15-18, 2008
The Nemo Guest Ranch in Nemo S.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to the Black Hills this spring and join us in our Quest to make Camelot live again!
At Quest for Camelot, the New Kingdom of Northshield defends its borders
against the incursions of the Outlands, Calontir, and Artemesia.