Noma Launches an Ancient Condiments Line

Copenhagen culinary beacon Noma will release their first line of products, aptly named Noma Projects, later this year. Imagined by iconoclastic chef René Redzepi, this collection of garum condiments—which are, perhaps unsurprisingly from this institution, ancient fermented sauces with roots in the Roman Empire—will be vegan and vegetarian. They were selected from hundreds of variations of misos, vinegars and more, all under development at the …

North Carolina Brewery Wicked Weed Ventures into Natural Wine with Vīdl

Experimental, natural wines made by a team of former-brewers

Brewers do not view winemakers as the opposition; rather they see often wine as an area for experimentation. Some breweries mix grape juice into their beer, producing a hybrid offering that boasts qualities of both. Others rely on the flavors wine leaves behind, storing beer in leftover barrels for added flavor and textural development. North Carolina-based brewery Wicked Weed (known best for its barrel-aged sours) …

Touring Ancram, New York’s Hillrock Estate Distillery

The home of authentic, delicious "field-to-glass" whiskies from the Hudson Valley

Stretching along 100 acres of sloping farmland, Hillrock Estate Distillery produces some of the finest whiskies to come from the Hudson Valley, the entire state of New York, and arguably the country. Beyond this plot in the town of Ancram (which houses the distillery, barrel house, visitor center and an elegant Georgian home dating back to 1806), Hillrock owns and leases another 850 acres nearby—a …