2/9/22 - White Claw Passion Fruit, Valentine's Wine and Chocolate Pairing, Britain's Oldest Pub Closing #WhiteClaw #passionFruit #ValentinesDay #Wine #chocolate #pairing #Pub #YeOldeFightingCocks

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White Claw has a new flavor - but apparently, Jessica told everyone before they got the chance to. Thanks Jessica. No, really, thank you. The new flavor is Passion Fruit and, according to the press release, “The newest White Claw® Hard Seltzer flavor delivers a clean, balanced, and refreshing taste of sweetness and right amount of tartness that’s found in the popular tropical fruit,”. Like other White Claw flavors, the Passion Fruit edition is gluten-free, 100 calories and 5% ABV. The pack was set to hit shelves in Mid-February, except for a few locations that released it to Jessica and other White Claw drinkers a little early. (Hey new stockers working at Publix - you’re supposed to rotate the new stuff behind the older stuff). Get the details here https://vinepair.com/booze-news/new-white-claw-flavor-passion-fruit/

Valentine’s Day is coming up - so I’ll probably do a few more stories as we get closer just to give you last-minute folks who haven’t yet realized the big game on Sunday the 13th might run afoul of Valentine’s Day plans for the 14th - unless you plan early with a spread of chocolate and wine pairings! Cupid’s Culinary Coupling as it's called in the article - helps you know what wine pairs well with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and even that stuff that dares to call itself chocolate - but isn’t - yes white chocolate I’m talking to you! And this list runs everywhere from Gewurtztraminer to Moscato d’Asti to Malbec to Zinfandel and everything in between. Get to picking this up and salvaging your valentine’s day! https://qctimes.com/community/bettendorf/bettendorf-magazine-chocolate-and-wine---cupid-s-culinary-coupling/article_3860d734-89bb-11ec-bc2c-e3ce6e2212d5.html

Britain's oldest pub closes after 1,229 years. The Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub in St. Albans, England, announced on Facebook that it was closing permanently after financial problems were made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pub's website states the business first started pouring drinks in the year 793. the pub's financial problems predated the pandemic, but issues continually worsened until the team determined it no longer would be able to meet financial obligations. Mitchells & Butlers, the brewery that owns the building, said the pub could potentially reopen. https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/02/08/oldest-pub-closing-1229-years-Ye-Olde-Fighting-Cocks/9761644347053/

Next Time: Still time to check out Greg Dunkling of the Business of Craft Beer Program at UVM on the podcast or YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/8Mi1QDS-RP0 the link is also pinned to the top of the Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/The_Boozebuddy . And this coming weekend we’ll go Another Round again - more details as we get closer!

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