Rhino horn has become the most valuable commodity known to man. Sold on the Asian market, this trade has pushed rhinos very close to extinction. In 2017, Joe Braman traveled to South Africa to see for himself what was really happening to the Rhinos and HOW HE COULD HELP by using free running pack hounds to follow and arrest poachers. Joe was horrified by what he saw, and after a month in Africa he returned to Texas and got to work training what he felt would be an exceptional solution. African trainers visited Joe in Texas, and as they witnessed his methods of training as his Texas-born hounds started to mature, it also started to change the way the teams operate in Africa. The hounds in South Africa are having unprecedented success, and within the next month, the first set of 20 Texas dogs will be headed to Africa to expand and continue this incredible solution, the likes of which has never been equaled. Joe remains fully committed to the conservation of the Rhinos in Africa, and we [...]
Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world and is the third most consumed beverage overall (behind water and tea). Beer is one of the oldest beverages on earth, dating back to 5000 BC. Reinheitsgebot, the German beer purity law, was adopted in 1516 - stating that beer should only contain water, barley, hops, and yeast. US President George Washington had his own brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon. Germans started using hops in beer in the late 1200s - essentially the star of modern brewing. Early beers were brewed almost entirely by women. The first beer "advertisement" is beleieved to be from 4000 BC with an image of a woman holding goblets of beer in each hand carved into a stone tablet.
Vineyards generally produce between 2-10 tons of grapes per acre. 1 ton of grapes, when crushed, yields about 2 barrels of wine. Normal wine barrels hold 60 gallons of wine each. 60 gallons of wine produces about 25 cases of wine (12 bottles per case) 1 acre of vineyard can produce an average of about 12 barrels of wine. Which produces 300 cases, or 3,600 bottles of wine. Normally about five, 5 oz glasses of wine in a standard 750 ml bottle. 3-10 clusters of grapes (about 600-800 grapes) are needed to produce one bottle of wine.
It’s National Wine Day and there’s no better place to celebrate it than at Braman Winery! Join us at the Braman Taproom today for a taste of all of your favorite Braman Wines.