Whole towns evacuated as Northern California firestorm grows; at least 23 people are dead, 285 missing

Over 160,000 acres have been destroyed in northern California fires. Source: LA Times Phil Willon, Paige St. John, Louis Sahagun, Chris Megerian and Alene Tchekmedyian October 11, 2017 The death toll rose to 23 on Wednesday night from the rapidly spreading firestorm in California wine country as firefighters were battling the return of dangerous winds that sparked new evacuations. All residents of Calistoga and... read more

New Reviews for October 4, 2017

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX October 4, 2017. Click the links to get the score and the full analysis of each beverage. Every Wednesday we release new stories, introduce our latest reviews, and send our subscribers their weekly, free digital newsletter. (Subscribe here.) We had another busy week at BevX with new, tasty beverage reviews to share.... read more

A Fortified Wine Primer

With autumn creeping in, and winter not far behind, we wanted to address the topic of fortified wines. We offer this fortified wine primer to get you started on your fortified wine journey. This is an introduction to the category, so naturally many generalizations are made. We hope that this kickstarts your exploration of fortified wines. What are fortified wines? Sometimes the name tells... read more

Sky Ranch Foundation Awards Grant to ‘sacred’ Organization

The statistics are staggering—and they’re growing: 1 of every 4 girls and 1 of every 6 boys is sexually abused and more than 2/3 of those incidents occur to children aged 17 and under. Given those facts and the fact that their own grandchild was so abused, Carol and John D’Attoma of Overland Park, KS decided to do something about it and in 2009... read more

Oktoberfest – No Airfare Required

Oktoberfest, one of the world’s greatest annual events, is underway (the 184th Munich Oktoberfest started on September 16). Oktoberfest is an event worthy of your attendance and one that you would likely feel the urge to return (as opposed to Mardi Gras, Carnival in Brazil, and your last family reunion). The event takes place 15 days before the first Sunday in October and the... read more

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