Brewing and Vinting

Creation of wine, beer, ale, and other alcoholic beverages.

Fourth Annual Royal Brewing Competition at Lilies War

Carraig mac Cosgraigh, Head of the Calontir Brewers' Guild, has announced that the Fourth Annual Royal Brewing Competition will take place at this year's Lilies War.

New Housing Project Built on Site of Medieval Village

The site of a new town in Grafenwöhr, Germany, for U.S. soldiers and their families, was once a medieval village and later boasted a guest house where tourists came to watch the Bavarian army train on a nearby range.

Beer on Tap

A woman in Oslo, Norway was shocked recently to find beer streaming from her kitchen water faucet.

World's Strongest Whiskey

A 300-year-old recipe for malt whiskey may produce the world's strongest single malt at 92 per cent. The drink is being produced at the Bruichladdich distillery on the west coast of Scotland.

Cooking Thing Two and Brewing Also

Attention cooks and brewers, teachers of the culinary and brewing arts, and those who partake of food and drink! Join us for a day of classes on all things edible and potable. On 11 February 2006 we will gather at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, a wet site that is handicap accessible, has two kitchens, and six classrooms. There is a large gathering space for merchants, the all-day dayboard and the A&S display. Newark has many hotels within 5 to 15 minutes of the site. We are only a short drive from I-95. Contact Hedewigis for a list of nearby hotel/motel accomodations.

Estrella Adds Special Events to the Schedule

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced the addition of two more special events to the schedule: the Atenveldt Brewers' Competition and an Open Games class sponsored by the Artemisian Low Company.

Axes & Ales VIII

Come to Axes & Ales VIII, hosted by the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle! We will be once again at Camp Sertoma, Johnson Road (no number listed), Kirkwood, NY.

Wine Snobbery: Blame it on the Romans

Tom Standage of the Herald Tribune looks at wine snobbery through the ages beginning with the Romans.

Report from the Midrealm Cooks' Symposium

Iasmin de Cordoba reports on the recent Middle Kingdom Cooks' Symposium.

Mead popular with SCAdians, not so popular with muggles

Corina Zappia, a food and wine critic for the Village Voice (New York City), tried mead for the first time at Mugs Ale House and found it to be, well, not exactly to her liking.

Lilies War to Feature "Worst Homebrew" Competition

Vincent De Vere has announced that Lilies War XX will feature a "worst homebrew" competition at the Broken Harp Tavern to discuss how brews can go bad.

Binge-drinking an age-old problem

Experts have uncovered evidence that 12th century Londoners drank ale by the gallon, starting at breakfast time, due to poor quality drinking water.

Scotch Whisky: A Liquid History

Los Angeles Times staff reporter Charles Perry reviews Scotch Whisky: A Liquid History by Charles MacLean, a new book tracing the drink's history from medieval times to the present.

Georgian Tribes Loved their Wine

New excavations of wine cellars near Atskuri, Georgia reveal that Georgian tribes from the early Middle Ages worshiped wine. The wine cellars were found during construction of a gas pipeline.

Don Lewis Designs/Tri Canis Nox Fine Tankards

Fine hardwood drinking vessels, tankards, steins, horns, and now tableware. Vending to the SCA for over 14 years. Cheers!

War of the Trillium Photos

Lord Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the first ever War of the Trillium in Ealdormere.

Call for Teachers and Presenters: Middle Kingdom Cook's Symposium 2005

Mistress Siobhan is looking for instructors for the upcoming Middle Kingdom Cook's Symposium which will be held December 3, 2005 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Middle Kingdom Cook's Symposium 2005

The Barony of Andelcrag invites you to join cooks, researchers, farmers, herbalists, toolmakers, food aficionados, gourmands and interested bystanders to a Cook's Symposium scheduled for December 3rd, 2005.

New York SCAdian's meadery reviewed in NY Times

NY Times food critic Florence Fabricant reviews several NYC-area food and beverage establishments, including one where the proprietor is a SCAdian mead brewer named Magnus.

Long Island Meadery

Long Island Meadery is run by Lord Magnus (mka Paul Holm), a SCAdian brewer from the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn in the East Kingdom. Among his other accomplishments, Magnus has been the keynote speaker at the New York City Homebrewers' Guild in May 2005.

National Geographic: Antibiotics in African Beer Gave Health Boost

A new study of the bones of 4th century Nubian people from the Sudan in North Africa leads experts to speculate that their beer may have had antibiotic properties.

Slainthe! Ale and Beer in History

Benjamin Franklin said, "Beer is proof that God wants us to be happy." He's a little out of period for us, but he had the right idea! This week, Aoife brings us a keg of links about that wonderful golden-brown liquid and its relatives.

Brewing Ancient Beer

Chicago's Oriental Institute is presenting an unusual program: "Brewing Ancient Beer," a three-part seminar on the techniques used to brew the "beverage of the people."

Games & Galliards XII: Wintering Over In The Castle

The Shire of Hartshorn-Dale invites you to join us on Saturday, March 12, 2005 for a day of period pastimes, fabulous food and delightful dances!

Beer Museums Combine Taste and History

Looking for unique tourist opportunities when traveling internationally? Try visiting a beer museum.

Geology Key to Great Beer

A new theory accounts for the differences in the flavor of beer. It all has to do with rocks.

Evening Star: Roman Brewery Timbers Displayed in Ipswich

Timbers from a 2nd century Roman brewery have been returned to England and are now on display in an Ipswich museum.

Le bon vin fait le bon barde

The Shire of L'ile du Dragon Dormant presents "Good Spirits Make For A Happy Bard" Saturday November 20, 2004.

Was beer really the staff of life?

Carrie Lock of Science News looks at the history of beer and breweries from ancient times to the present.

Cour d'Amour

The valiant Lancelot du Lac calls all gentle lords and ladies to tourney at his castle, Joyous Garde. Guinevere, the Queen of Love, and her ladies gallery will judge who is most chivalrous among those who test their skills within the lists and upon the field of battle. Come all those who would sit at the Round Table and meet in honorable combat to decide who will win the day: Arthur or Lancelot.