Happy Halloween! Here’s what I’ve been reading, sipping, and watching this week, plus some recommended events if you’re in the LA area…
A thirst for ancient wine and beer – Emma Jacobs at Financial Times
Beverages are essential to human life. Fermentation is so central to society and history. Wine is at the centre of Christianity and Judaism.
Introducing Loft & Bear, A Locally Distilled Vodka Exclusively Sold in Los Angeles – Keyla Vasconcellos at Eater
Loft & Bear Vodka uses pure California mountain spring water and is characterized by its sweet, rich aroma with a silky smooth mouth feel and an understated light flavor
Rosemary Gladstar’s Garden Wisdoms – Elderberry Medicine – Mountain Rose Herbs
Rosemary discusses the healing properties, folklore, and uses for Elderberries and Elderflowers, including her favorite Elderberry Soda
Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London – Ari Shapiro at NPR
In Scotland, some long-time whisky makers are switching over to gin. In Germany, people who distill traditional brandies are doing the same. The world is in the middle of a gin distillery boom, and it is coming to America.
Yellow Dock Roots for Better Health – Natural Designs
Yellow dock can be found growing in almost every state across this country … Here are a few tips for drying the roots and brewing a healthy tea
11/1: Roots Class with Kings Road Apothecary
11/2: Plant Community Walk with Kathleen Sanchez
11/2: How Dry… A Cocktail Party for Drought Awareness & Relief
Have a marvelous weekend!