We're working hard this summer to compile our annual list of Tampa Bay's favorite bars. We're pretty sure we've got a lot of your favorites on our list, but if you're partial to a place or a cocktail, use the tag #tampabaydrinks (like the folks at Kelly's Chic-a-Boom Room did, above) and share your favorite station for a libation. And don't forget about our craft beer page, where we keep you up to speed on the latest brews news. Join the conversation there with #tbtbeer. (And since we don't have our list complete just yet, enjoy last year's story about our search for the "coolest" bar in Tampa Bay by clicking on the headline link.)
PARIS — Scrapings from the bottoms of 2,500-year-old pottery containers have shed new light on the origins of French winemaking.
"Honeyed" is a pretty good one-word summary of the appeal, to those with a taste for sweet but structured wine, of the 2011 Fetzer "Shady Loam" gewurztraminer, a spice-edged white readily available on local supermarket shelves at about $10.
What started as a trickle has become a torrent.
Commercial craft brewers and home brewers love to experiment. Playing around with new and arcane techniques, blurring the lines between beer styles, and generally creating a product that's both new and exciting — it's all part of the appeal of brewing beer.
Debra Hodgdon clasped her fingers around the stem of her plastic wine glass as she sprung out of her seat to cheer during a recent Tampa Bay Rays game.