Beer, Wine, Cocktail & Cheese Intelligence from 2009

Best of 2009

There are a few topics that we feel deserve special mention and regular column space here at The Kitchn. Those currently include beer, wine, cocktails, and cheese — all fascinating subjects with rich histories and intelligence. Every week our lovely columnists in these areas bring you beer reviews, cocktail history, wine lore, and passionate writing about cheese. Here's a look back at a few of our favorite posts in 2009 from our beer, wine, cheese, and cocktail columns. Images above are in bold below and in order above from left to right and top to bottom.

What were your own favorite cheese, wine, beer, or cocktail discoveries this year?

From Emma Christensen, our Beer Sessions columnist:

Beer Reviews
Sam Adams Imperial White
Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing
Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Company
Samurai Rice Ale from Great Divide
Left Hand Milk Stout

Beer Intelligence
The Real Truth About Skunked Beer
Brewing Beer at Home: Bottling the Homebrew
Barrel-Aged Beers: Loving or Hating?
Porter vs. Stout: What's the Difference?
Top 5 Beers We Hate to Love

From Mary Gorman, our wine columnist:

Wine Guides
Holiday Party Wines: $10 and Less from Trader Joe's
The Wines from Bierzo: Red Jewels in Green Spain
The Real Face of Zinfandel Wine: Dark and Dry
Great Value Sauvignon Blanc Wines From Around the World
Light Alcohol Wine: German Riesling Kabinett

Wine Intelligence
Sulfites in Wine: The Myths, the Facts, and the Truth
Quick Tips: How To Preserve Wine
Wine Aeration Devices: Useful or Just Another Gadget?

Wine Retailing: Do Supermarkets Offer the Best Choice?
Great Wineglasses: Tips On Caring for Your Glassware

From Nora Maynard, our Straight Up cocktails columnist:

Cocktail Recipes
7 Super-Simple Citrus Cocktails
Lillet Sin Cocktail

Hot Rum Cow
Cocktails for Brunch
Hot Apple-Ginger Toddy

Cocktail Intelligence
Summer Entertaining: How to Build a Basic Bar
Cocktail Basics: Citrus Garnishes 6 Ways
Whiskey vs. Whisky: What's the Difference?
All About Vermouth
All About Gimlets

From Nora Singley, our Cheesemonger columnist:

Cheese Reviews
Consider Bardwell Manchester
Serve This Cheese for Halloween: Morbier
Hola, Robiola: Your Newest Favorite Cheese
Cheese Review: Tomme Crayeuse
Truffles Aplenty: Sottocenere

Cheese Intelligence
How to Store Cheese: What To Do When You Get It Home
Five Tips for Flawless, Fabulous Cheese Plate Construction
Have Cheese, Will Fly: What Cheeses Travel Well
Cheese Tip: Don't Eat Cold Cheese!
Lactose and Cheese: Are You Really Lactose Intolerant?

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Welcome to The Kitchn's end-of-year roundup! We are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the last year, including lots of recipes. We are also shaking out our reader mailbag, and giving you a few more great guest posts from our friends.

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