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On Beer and Biases: Notes from Bill’s Desk

by Bill Let’s talk about our beer biases… The other week, I had a conversation about local breweries with someone in the industry, and he said something along the lines of: “Minnesota breweries really aren’t good enough to compete on the national stage.” To be fair, I think he meant MN Hype Beers (DDH DIPA […]

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Drinking History: Sotolon Selections Arrives at France 44

by Sam Weisberg What does time taste like? Any budding wine geek has probably made at least a few attempts…

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A Graphic Designer’s Guide to Liquor

by Dio Cramer A full two years into legal-liquor buying, I consider myself to be somewhat of an expert. Just…

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Broken Clock Brewing Coop. and Brewing Change Collaborative ‘The Messenger Vol. 2’

France44 is honored to have the exclusive release of a special beer made by Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative and Brewing…

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Drinking Sustainably for Earth Day (and every day!)

by Tashi Johns As a new member of the liquor team I decided to combine my background in sustainability with…

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Heat, Protein, Time, and Beer: Grilling Tips from Bill

by Bill Nosan When the Twins start playing baseball, it’s officially grilling season in Minnesota. So if you haven’t already,…

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Shedding New Light on Australian Wines

by Karina Roe Australia is one of the biggest wine-producing countries in the world, but you wouldn’t know it from…

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Going Back to Cali: The West Coast IPA

by Bennett Porter The year is 2021, the Beer planet continues to circle a galactic vortex that top astronomers have…

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A Love Letter to Cabernet Franc

by Tasha Poehler If you’re currently reading this blog, or any wine blog for that matter, chances are you’ve heard…

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Pairing Wine with Springtime

My name is Mike Schufman. I am not a wine professional, I am a guitar player and drummer with a culinary degree.…

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