Jeff Siegel

  • Tracing the History of Craft Beer

    In the early 1980s, Lew Bryson was a young beer drinker who was eager to try something new, something that wasn’t his father’s mass-market suds and fizz. He had stumbled on a new style—flavorful, intense, and made in small batches b...
    • Nov 21, 2023
  • A Brief History of the Three-Tier System in America

    Four years ago, the Supreme Court decided the most important alcohol case in a generation, overturning a Tennessee law that allowed only people who had been two-year residents of the state to get a retail liquor license. Justice Samuel Alito, writing...
    • Sep 22, 2023
  • Nutrition Labeling for Wine on the Horizon

    Joel Butler, MW, isn’t convinced that adding nutrition and ingredient labels to wine will make much difference. “When someone orders a bottle of wine for dinner, they want a good bottle,” he says. “They’re not so much co...
    • Apr 7, 2023