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Adonis McManus4 hours ago
Confessions of a Nightclub Owner: Part 3
As a nightclub owner I was always interested in maximizing profits. You pay rent for an entire month, but you are only open 2 days of the week, so what do you do with the other 5 nights? In an ideal w...
Bill Shaffir21 hours ago
Basic Whiskey Cocktails Everyone Should Know
Whiskey is a classic spirit, so you really should know how to utilize it and make basic whiskey cocktails. Knowledge comes with a lot of experimentation, and tasting spirits is the best way to go abou...
Hannah Swazzi2 days ago
I Should Have Died That Night
I went through a phase. I was sad. Not a "boohoo no one likes me" kind of sad, but a deep, bone-settled kind of melancholy. I was at a small college in San Francisco. A 24-hour plane ride from home wi...
Liza Zimmerman2 days ago
Ice Wine and Food Pairing Guide
The term "ice wine" is an anglicized form of the German word "eiswein." It is a rich and sweet dessert wine made from the juice of grapes frozen on the vine. Water crystals are still in the juice when...
Confessions of a Nightclub Owner: Part 2
Noah: "I sure hope we don’t have any more broken water pipes in the future.” “It was just a one-off all fixed up and no problems now!” Noah: “Come on, I’m not stupid. I’ve been in the industry for a l...
Katie Marchbank3 days ago
Best Alcoholic Cupcake Bakeries in NYC
If you had to choose between alcohol and cupcakes, which would you pick? Wait... why do you need to choose? Don't, because the newest craze that's sweeping the nation is alcoholic cupcakes. For those ...
Joseph Farley9 days ago
Best Cider Brands to Drink This Fall
When the leaves change, it's not just time for football, fall beers, and great fall TV — ciders have a lot to offer as well. Don't overlook them next time you're picking up some seasonal alcoholic bev...
Iwan Palinski19 days ago
Non-Alcoholic Beer Brands You'll Actually Want to Drink
Most people drink beer for two reasons: flavor, and to get blitzed. We love to get drunk. That's why we all think sober challenges suck, and why beer tastings rock. Unfortunately, there are some times...
Healthiest Wines to Drink
Yes, wine. One of the greatest drinks to binge on and eat with a variety of foods. From sparkling to red and white, you can easily enjoy and have a great time with friends, or even by yourself — like ...
Best Cheap Rosé Wine on the Market
Rosé wine has long been somewhat maligned among wine connoisseurs — particularly among purists, due to the fact that it's a blend of different wines together. However, over the years, people have begu...
Best Oktoberfest Beers
Oktoberfest is a drinker's holiday, and to a point, it's where the best beers of the season battle like they're competing for a spot in Valhalla. It's a time when guys with beer bellies dress in leder...
Grace Tyler2 months ago
Best White Wines for Sangria
Sangria is an all around favorite drink among many people since it's easy to make and very flavorful. If you're tired of making sangria with red wine you should give white wine a shot. These light and...
Designated Driver
For those who choose not to drink.
Beginner Bartender
Our Bartending Blueprint will help you fake it til you make it.
Pairings
Wine and cheese, beer and bread, tequila and lime. Explore these favorite food pairings.
Katie Marchbank3 days ago
Best Alcoholic Cupcake Bakeries in NYC
If you had to choose between alcohol and cupcakes, which would you pick? Wait... why do you need to choose? Don't, because the newest craze that's sweeping the nation is alcoholic cupcakes. For those ...
What Kind of Drinker Are You?
I have spent a lot of my free time in bars, for both social reasons and alcoholic reasons. Bars are kind of my thing, and to a point, I've noticed that they are almost everyone's "kind of thing, too."...
Mackenzie Kennedy2 months ago
Sparkling Wine and Food Pairing Guide
Most people know that sparkling wine (erm "champagne") goes well with almost every dish. In fact, one of the classic rules of thumb is that champagne should be used as a go-to when you aren't sure wha...
Hannah Swazzi2 days ago
I Should Have Died That Night
I went through a phase. I was sad. Not a "boohoo no one likes me" kind of sad, but a deep, bone-settled kind of melancholy. I was at a small college in San Francisco. A 24-hour plane ride from home wi...
Josh Broughton3 days ago
I Nearly Died
I just came out of the womb unlucky. I wish I was joking but I really am not. I come from Yorkshire, and you know that if something is going to happen whether it be funny, bad or dangerous, then chanc...
What Food Pairs Best With Wine?
If there's one thing I adore, it's a good meal alongside a great wine pairing. I love to pair wine with Italian food, wine with seafood, and even wine with chocolate. As many wine aficionados would ma...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
Easy to Make Sangria Recipes
Sangria has become one of the most popular cocktails in America, and it's a drink that's being sold by the pitcher in restaurants from coast to coast. It's a cocktail that goes well with just about ev...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
Best Indian Food and Wine Pairings
Indian food and wine aren't exactly a combination that most would call intuitive. In fact, most people tend to pair water with almost all Indian food, primarily because the food tends to be pretty dar...
Jessica Herring2 months ago
Tips for Buying Premixed Cocktails
Premixed cocktails come in handy when you're having a large get-together or just want to unwind because the drink is already made; you just need to pour it in a glass and sometimes can add a garnish o...
Liza Zimmerman2 days ago
Ice Wine and Food Pairing Guide
The term "ice wine" is an anglicized form of the German word "eiswein." It is a rich and sweet dessert wine made from the juice of grapes frozen on the vine. Water crystals are still in the juice when...
Sarah James12 days ago
Alcoholism Is No Joke...Unless You're a Mother
Picture this: You're walking down the street, it's three in the afternoon, and you pass a man who's not dressed too sharp, he looks like he could do with a shave and shower, and the stench of alcohol ...
Liza Zimmerman22 days ago
The Romanticism of Champagne
Tiny bubbles: in the wine. They do make all the difference. Leslie Caron sang about it — and love — in the late 1950s in the film Gigi. It made her ebullient in the movie and seems to have had the sam...
The North Shore’s Best Mai Tai
You haven’t heard from me because a month ago I was in Hawaii, and ever snce then, I’ve been thinking about nothing but Hawaii. While I was in Hawaii — Oahu and Maui, to be precise — we saw the sights...
Joey Kendrick2 months ago
Jazz & Drinks - The Rite of Spring
My first two drink pairings were for Miles Davis albums from 1959 (Kind of Blue) and 1960 (Sketches of Spain). A lot of important jazz happened in the mid-20th century, and there will be plenty more d...
Skunk Uzeki2 months ago
Best Ready to Drink Cocktails
I love to drink, but lord, am I a lazy drinker. Unless it's really a special occasion, I don't want to muddle mint for mojitos, nor do I want to stock up my bar with bitters for that one special marti...
The Expansion of Wilmington Craft Brew
October 8, Wilmington, NC—I am a wine lover. Time living in Italy and touring the Appalachian vineyards made me a proud, self-taught wine connoisseur. My counters are filled with bottles and my drawer...
Ryan Epps15 days ago
Delicious Recipes to Make with Beer
Whether you like one on a hot day, with a hotdog in the baseball park, or at the end of a long and stressful work week, a nice cold beer always does the trick — no matter how you're feeling, it makes ...
Skunk Uzeki18 days ago
Best Fall Beers
There's something to be said about having a beer in the middle of fall — right when the leaves change, the temperature is just right, and everything just seems to be in a nice state of balance. Beer j...
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Adonis McManus4 hours ago
Confessions of a Nightclub Owner: Part 3
As a nightclub owner I was always interested in maximizing profits. You pay rent for an entire month, but you are only open 2 days of the week, so what do you do with the other 5 nights? In an ideal w...
Confessions of a Nightclub Owner: Introduction
A long time ago in a city not so far away I had a dream of owning a nightclub. Not just any nightclub but an incredible nightclub full of beautiful women, well dressed men, the biggest international D...
How to Start a Pub Business
Opening a bar is potentially a lucrative business endeavor. Those who venture in the industry for the first time, however, quickly find out the there are some hurdles and pitfalls on the road to succe...
Amanda Kusek3 months ago
Top Shelf Cures
When I was six or seven, my parents went out to celebrate an anniversary and left our grandmother to watch my brothers and me. Grandma Jean is British, and when I was little I loved this the most abou...
Russian Vodka
"Is that vodka?" Margarita asked weakly. The cat jumped up in his seat with indignation. "I beg your pardon, my queen," he rasped, "Would I ever allow myself to offer vodka to a lady? This is pure alc...
Madeline Basirico4 months ago
Famous Books Written by Alcoholic Authors
Many famous authors have struggled with alcohol addiction. Some use it as a means of sparking inspiration, while others depend on it to self-medicate. It is widely debated whether or not drinking actu...
Bum Wine Bob2 months ago
BWB Malt Beverage Of The Week — ZIMA
ZIMA is BACK! If you've been living under a rock for the last month and haven't heard the news, the original flavored malt beverage, Zima is back for a limited time only! I was too young to enjoy Zima...
Ben Luxon3 months ago
A Considered Beer-d
Walking through London, especially as the hordes are released from their daily lockups, I cannot help but notice the inordinate number of young men sporting facial foliage. There are small ones, beard...
Carlos Chacon3 months ago
Malbec from the Land of Dreams
In the central area of the arid, southern reaches of Argentina, there is a rare oasis: the Río Negro Valley. An ideal place for growing grapes of great concentration, given the low humidity which goes...
Yoshio Chandler4 months ago
A Guide to Professional Drinking
So, you think you can drink. The real question, can you drink anything and still remain coherent? Can you out-drink your friends, wake up without a hangover, and make them think you're a god? If your ...
Skunk Uzeki5 months ago
Themed Cocktails
Themed cocktails are big now – really big. This is particularly true among geeks who enjoy cocktails named after their favorite characters and drinks featured in movies, TV shows, and books. In fact, ...
Josh Powell5 months ago
Wine In Your Cocktails
Wine as a cocktail ingredient can often be difficult to use for a number of reasons. It’s challenging to find a delicate balance between the distinctive aromas and tannins of wine amongst other flavou...
Confessions of a Nightclub Owner: Part 2
Noah: "I sure hope we don’t have any more broken water pipes in the future.” “It was just a one-off all fixed up and no problems now!” Noah: “Come on, I’m not stupid. I’ve been in the industry for a l...
5 Things People Don't Tell You About Being a Liquor Critic
Prior to my current jobs, I worked part-time as a food and liquor critic for a magazine. For most people, this sounds like a dream job. I won't lie; there were huge perks that still make me miss that ...
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
Is Beer Belly Real?
If there's one thing that strikes fear into every dieter's heart when they attend a party, it's the possibility of gaining a beer belly. It's easy to see why; beer belly's not exactly the most attract...
Sara Johnson7 days ago
Young Alcoholism
I never thought I would call myself an alcoholic—especially not at 23. I figured I was just doing what everyone else was doing...having fun! But a few instances of my head in a toilet bowl and not rem...
Claire Raymond7 days ago
What Kind Of Drunk Friend Are You?
In every group of friends, there always seems to be a mixture of some really different personalities, and this is great because it makes for an interesting group of people. And nothing brings out your...
Marie N.14 days ago
My Boss Told Me to Quit Drinking
For as long as I can remember, alcohol has played a big part in my life. When I was younger, I watched my mom transform every night into someone I didn't recognize. I watched in shame as she destroyed...
Cherise Threewitt3 months ago
How to Get Creative with Tea
In my previous entry, I sang the praises of The Garden’s Secret, a unique cocktail found exclusively at Chicago’s The Duck Inn. To recap, The Garden’s Secret is made from a rare Swedish tea and a blen...
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Edward Anderson3 months ago
Refresh Yourself with a Chocolate Mojito
During the summer, it is always fun to sit outside with friends and enjoy some cocktails. Most of my friends love wine and will have a glass or 5 of that, but I am difficult. It's not that I don't lik...
Skunk Uzeki3 months ago
Budget Friendly Champagne Cocktails for Summer
Champagne is often considered to be the pinnacle of class. It's the token drink of major celebrations and pairs well with almost anything you could want to serve up — including other drinks. Champagne...