Coming Out...As An Alcoholic

Brooklyn Hughes
in Culture

Over the years, I had given a lot of thought to quitting drinking. The first thing that troubled me about it was the word “alcoholic,” and, worse, having to admit that I was one. I had a problem with ...

Wine Tasting Myths You Probably Believe

Ossiana Tepfenhart
in Culture

Wine tasting has often come under fire for being pretentious, snooty, and at times, totally pointless. Part of the reason that a lot of people feel this way about wine tasting is because there are man...

Most Expensive Drinks in the World

Ossiana Tepfenhart
in Buyer's Guide

Drinking is an act of decadence - whether it's straight or in cocktail form. Knowing this, it comes as no surprise that both restaurants and brewmakers have an unspoken competition for the title of ha...

Benefits of Organic Wines

Rowan Marley
in Science

Organic wine? It may be unfamiliar here, but the French have been drinking it for years. And though it's been slow to catch on in the US, recent scares about pesticides in fruit (such as cyanide-taint...

Drinks Adored By Royalty

Skunk Uzeki
in Culture

Many people have claimed to put together a meal that was "fit for a king" in their days - but how many people have actually tried to accompany those meals with drinks that were royalty-approved? The f...

Best Martini Variations

Anthony Gramuglia
in Culture

The martini remains one of the most popular drinks of all time – in part because how classy the drink looks to drink out of those martini glasses, and partially because there are so many variations of...

How To Look Like a Sommelier While Tasting Wine

Ossiana Tepfenhart
in How To

There's something about attending a wine tasting that feels intimidating to many of us. The patrons at wine tastings tend to dress elegantly, have fancy names, and work jobs that have a certain level ...

Five Days of Drinking on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Matthew Hall
in Culture

Let’s begin this journey with news there are apparently more bourbon barrels in the state of Kentucky than people. Kentucky’s population is around 4.5 million people, so that’s a lot of bourbon barrel...

Pairing Rum & Chocolate

David Greenwood-Haigh
in How To

I am constantly on a search for new fabulous flavour pairings for chocolate and thanks to the complexity of this food there’s a lot of road ahead of me! My next chocolatey adventure takes place during...

Best Bars In Movies

Anthony Gramuglia
in Entertainment

Throughout cinema, bars and watering holes seem to be a great place for characters to gather, talk, chill, and flirt. The best bars in movies tend to stick with the viewer long after seeing them. They...

Michter's Straight Rye

Mickey Finn
in Buyer's Guide

There is nothing better than cracking the bottle on a new rye whiskey, except possibly for when I crack the bottle on this old favorite. Michter’s Spirits hit it out of the park with both their Straig...