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33 Booze Life Hacks Every Drinker Needs to Know

Sheera Lee
in How To

Elevate your bartender, mixologist and sommelier skills to the next level with these 33 booze hacks: Capsaicin, the chemical that makes peppers hot, is not water-soluble but is alcohol-soluble. Take a...

Best Home Brew Kits and Recipes

Iwan Palinski
in Science

History has seen beer recorded in Mesopotamian cuneiform (the oldest known form of writing), taxed under the Pharaohs (burial alive was then the penalty for evasion), rinsed through Cleopatra’s hair, ...

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Proof Staff
in Culture

Proof has now joined the Vocal platform, allowing alcohol lovers around the globe to share intoxicating ideas, suggestions, stories, and ever-shifting tastes to a spirited community.

Essential Beer Gadgets

Paul Barker
in Buyer's Guide

It seems that everyone and their bearded hipster neighbor is starting a micro-brewery these days. We’ve found the essential beer gadgets sure to enhance every aspect of your brew experience. Whether i...

Craft Beer Trends That Need to End

Iwan Palinski
in Humor

Craft brewing has been a booming business for the last few decades or so. Of course, with the rise of these small breweries comes the rise of silly gimmicks. Most of these trends stem from marketing m...

Say Hello To Verdejo

Yolanda Shoshana
in Culture

Wine cocktails can actually be a very sexy thing, once we take wine coolers out of the equation. When it comes to white wine in cocktails, most of the time the wine used is whatever is available. Next...

After 500 Years, Rum Makes A Comeback

Lynne Shumaker
in Buyer's Guide

Rum's present popularity in America dates back to 1493, when Columbus returned to the new world with cuttings of sugarcane, which were planted in what are now Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, and Haiti. Wh...

Do Bloody Marys Really Cure Hangovers?

Iwan Palinski
in Culture

"I pray thee let me and my fellow have A hair of the dog that bit us last night— And bitten were we both to the brain aright. We saw each other drunk in the good ale glass." —John Heywood, 1546 There ...

Learning to Enjoy Wine

Grace Tyler
in How To

Wine takes on a delicate, sensual character the moment the bottle is uncorked, and if you have a sharp sense of taste and smell, it will help you become a good judge. In time, you will find out how ce...

Whiskey: A Guide and History

Lynne Shumaker
in Buyer's Guide

Long before the Bloody Mary, the Screwdriver, the Martini, the Margarita, and the Daiquiri appeared on the scene, alcohol lovers were drinking Mint Juleps, Sazeracs, Old Fashioneds, and Manhattans—all...

Drinking as Literature

Joseph Ferguson
in Humor

Just joined and will likely be posting mostly book reviews and excerpts from my books. So here is a short story from my newest book. My bio and media links follow. My Favorite Christmas Tree Originall...