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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Great Beer Makes Great Wine

There's a saying in the wine country, "It takes a lot of great beer to make great wine" as the crew puts in long, hard days during the harvest and needs to keep hydrated. Thank goodness for the explosion of craft breweries as I recall being in a small liquor store in Healdsburg a couple decades ago around Labor Day and remember seeing a whole wall of the store stacked to the ceiling with cases of Budweiser. The choices now are so much better.

Our most famous local brewery, Russian River Brewing, puts out a seasonal low alcohol beer called Great Beer / Great Wine calling it the winemaker's session ale.

Here's a look at the beverage of choice for a few local wineries from Sonoma Magazine.