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Know Your Enemy: Five Ways to Make Tomorrow Less Horrible

December 31st, 2009 by Tom Johnson

Congeners are chemicals produced as an unintended consequence of a desired chemical reaction. For example, when fermenting sugars, the desired result may be ethyl alcohol, but along the way other chemicals are inevitably produced as well. These congeners include substances that are, basically, poison, including acetone and acetaldehyde. Congeners are important because they’re one of [...]

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Still Looking For the Blog: Maybe I’ll Find It at WW&W Open Bottle Night

April 10th, 2009 by Tom Johnson

One of the the things I’m still not sure of here at Louisville Juice is what to do with event coverage.  The goal is primarily to be a forward-looking resource to Louisville wine drinkers, but there are legit reasons why the blog should look a little backward, too. So here, in this posting, I wrestle [...]

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Let’s Go Shopping!

March 31st, 2009 by Tom Johnson

Tomorrow, Kentucky’s sales tax is applicable to wine purchases. Today, it isn’t. Does that imply the same thing to the rest of you that it does to me?

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Buy Now: Wine Gets More Expensive April 1

March 25th, 2009 by Tom Johnson

There are a lot of reasons to stockpile wine. Here’s a reason that ought to get you procrastinators off your collective duffs: on April 1, Kentucky’s sales tax applies to beer, wine and liquor. That’s going to add 6% to the cost of whatever you buy after the more-apt-than-ever April Fool’s Day. If you’re buying, [...]

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