Ecological Agriculture and Indulgence

Ecological Agriculture and Indulgence

In his controversial article, The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race, Jared Diamond contends that agriculture has set humanity on a doomed path, blaming the invention of farming for the advent of social inequality, disease, despotism, and not least of all, the destruction of our planet. With the profusion of stories about food monopolies, contamination, GMO debates, and Monsanto’s evils in recent years, you might be tempted to agree. But can agriculture ever be inherently good? Not just an improvement upon the industrial model that has done so much damage, but an actual solution? Increasingly, agriculturalists, academics, and experts have hope that it can.

Vintage Update from the region of Beaujolais from vintner Georges Duboeuf

Vintage Update from the region of Beaujolais from vintner Georges Duboeuf

Each vintage has its own story, its own qualities and sometimes, its own flaws. Even so, the 2016 vintage for the region of Beaujolais (especially the Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages appellations which we’ve been tasting since they were first pressed) are simply incredible. Read on for more insight on what to expect from this exceptional vintage.

Witches Brew: How Women Shaped Beer History

Witches Brew: How Women Shaped Beer History

Imagine the discovery of beer and the brave soul who dared put this foamy libation to their lips for the first time. It certainly would have seemed a kind of witchcraft. But in today's highly technical world of male dominated brewing, it might come as a shock to learn that traditionally, brewers were women. In fact, it is women's role in brewing history that has shaped many of the tropes around the modern concept of the 'witch.' In anticipation of Halloween, CCA explores the rich history of female brewers and the folkloric superstition that labeled these women as 'witches' in the first place.