Black Rhinos are a critically endangered species. Poaching to harvest Black Rhino horns for sale on the black market continues to threaten this marvelous animal with extinction. In 2017, Joe Braman led a team in South Africa to demonstrate the viability of using dogs to preserve and protect the Black Rhino population. Joe’s efforts were so successful, rhino poaching dropped to nearly zero after the first month’s demonstration. Joe continues to work with professionals in South Africa, training dogs at his ranch in South Texas that will be able to continue this vital mission to save Black Rhinos.
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.