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Guinness’ The 1759 reviewed: A distinctive, flavorful, pricey brew

  By Alan J. Wax Guinness has a winner, albeit a pricey one, that’s generated some controversy among beer geeks. The big international brewer’s late October release, called The 1759, comes in a frosted, black, corked, 750 ml Champagne-style bottle nestled … Continue reading

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Corks, Caps & Taps wins blogging award

The Press Club of Long Island, a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, presented its 2014 award for “Social Media-Blog Created and Maintained by an Individual” to Corks, Caps and Taps and its editor, Alan J Wax. The award … Continue reading

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Cider makers form national trade group

America’s hard cider makers are banding together. A group of cider makers meeting last week in Chicago announced the formation of the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) The group’s mission, according to a statement, is to gather and … Continue reading

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Hard cider: Mott’s it’s not and it’s hot

Hard cider is hot! It doesn’t matter where you look, there’s a heck of lot of action taking place in the cider business. In fact, cider may be experiencing its biggest popularity since America’s earliest days. We’re not talking about … Continue reading

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Press Club of Long Island award for Corks, Caps and Taps Editor

The editor of Corks, Caps and Taps is an award winner! Alan Wax, who founded this blog less than three months ago, won a Press Club of Long Island media award for a story published last September on Patch.com about the travails … Continue reading

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An Italian evangelist in New York showcases Piedmontese wines

Italian vintner Fiorenzo Dogliani has been an evangelist for his Piedmontese family’s Barolos and other wines seemingly forever. He introduced the wines of Beni di Batasiolo to New York in 1979 and he’s still at it today at the age … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to Corks, Caps & Taps. I’m Alan J. Wax and I’ll be writing here about the world of wine, spirits, beer and more.  You’ll find news from the drinks world, tasting notes, coverage of industry events and restaurant reviews, … Continue reading

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