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Iwan Palinski9 hours ago
Guide to Craft Beer Glasses
Craft beer tastings, at one point, was kind of a joke among people. It was something that was seen as pretentious and silly; almost to the point that people accused it of trying to elevate "lowbrow" g...
Skunk Uzekia day ago
Best German Beer Brands
Germany and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly. It's just a fact of life. German culture had a huge impact on our world's drinking culture as a whole, and for many beer aficionados, going t...
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 ...
Eric Green3 days ago
Exploring Vermont's Spirits and Breweries
Burlington, Vermont is the home to a unique culture that embodies that of the state as a whole. This culture paints a vivid picture. Hard working farmers growing fresh produce. Bees making the tasties...
Best Beer to Pair with Ramen
Ramen is a very deeply misunderstood food in America. Here, when most of us think of ramen, we think of those stupid packing peanuts in broth that impoverished college students are forced to eat out o...
Jackie Elliott4 days ago
Why Sober Challenges Suck
My heart sank when I received an email this morning, requesting that I share a link to “Sober October 2017.” I’ve been sober, and blogging about it for two and half years. I can tell you that Sober Ch...
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 Tylera month 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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
Best Italian Food and Wine Pairings
"A bottle of red, a bottle of white? It all depends upon your appetite. I'll meet you any time you want, in our Italian Restaurant." - Billy Joel There are very few things that are as perfect together...
Lynne Shumaker2 months ago
Best Ready to Drink Skinny Cocktails
Skinny cocktails are infamous for being low-calorie alcoholic drinks. These drinks are naturally sweetened and are healthier than typical ready to drink cocktails. A regular bottle of grey-goose vodka...
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...
Bum Wine Boba month 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...
You Can Pry My Moscow Mule Mugs from My Cold, Lifeless Fingers
Last week, news began to circulate that poorly-made copper Moscow mule mugs can cause food poisoning, and if you have a Moscow mule habit, you should reconsider your choice of vessel. Of course, a bun...
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...
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 Herringa month 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...
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...
Annie Kiely11 days ago
Best Ice Wines
Ice wines are produced all over the world, and have become a specialty product of many regions - particularly the Niagara region in Ontario Canada (in the areas just north of Niagara falls). Long a lo...
Joey Kendricka month 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 Uzekia month 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...
Joey Kendricka month ago
Jazz & Drinks
The only thing I love more than a good cocktail is a good jazz record. Come to think of it, the two aren't all that different! They both deserve to be savored. They're simultaneously temporal and infi...
Iwan Palinski9 hours ago
Guide to Craft Beer Glasses
Craft beer tastings, at one point, was kind of a joke among people. It was something that was seen as pretentious and silly; almost to the point that people accused it of trying to elevate "lowbrow" g...
Skunk Uzekia day ago
Best German Beer Brands
Germany and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly. It's just a fact of life. German culture had a huge impact on our world's drinking culture as a whole, and for many beer aficionados, going t...
Eric Green3 days ago
Exploring Vermont's Spirits and Breweries
Burlington, Vermont is the home to a unique culture that embodies that of the state as a whole. This culture paints a vivid picture. Hard working farmers growing fresh produce. Bees making the tasties...
Maurice Bernier2 months ago
Passing a Bar (Rescue) Exam!
Let me start off this article by making it VERY clear that I am a teetotaler. That is, I NEVER drink alcohol. I don't stop anyone else from doing it, but it is not my thing. According to Wikipedia, "T...
Eli Sooker2 months ago
The Art of Rolling Solo: Going Out Alone as an Introvert
Going out alone, going out by yourself. Sounds kinda lonely, doesn’t it? Like something you would only do if you didn’t have any friends to go with? Here’s the thing. Now, I want you to get this in yo...
Yoshio Chandler3 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 ...
Amanda Kusek2 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 Basirico3 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 Boba month 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 Luxon2 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 Chandler3 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 Uzeki4 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 Powell4 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...
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 Tepfenhart3 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...
Daniel Falconer3 months ago
Myths About Alcohol You Shouldn't Believe
If you’re of above legal drinking age, or for some of you, even if you’re below it, you’re likely to know exactly how it feels to go to the bar and order your first alcoholic drink. The excitement and...
Jackie Elliott4 days ago
Why Sober Challenges Suck
My heart sank when I received an email this morning, requesting that I share a link to “Sober October 2017.” I’ve been sober, and blogging about it for two and half years. I can tell you that Sober Ch...
Rachel Newcombe2 months ago
Talking Under the Influence
There is a strange phenomenon that happens when you indulge (or overindulge) in alcohol. The things that you were previously too shy or too smart to say suddenly start sounding pretty good out loud. I...
Rachel Newcombe2 months ago
God I Need(ed) a Drink
I was 17 when I started uni, and I had only started drinking a few months before. I was a novice who still thought it was a good idea to take all the shots at once, then chase it with beer and Kahlua ...
Cherise Threewitt2 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 Anderson2 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 Uzeki2 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...