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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...
White Wines to Pair with Italian Food
Italian food is a type of cuisine that most people assume pairs best with red wine — and in many cases, it does. Who can deny the delicious zing of a Sangiovese or a Merlot with a good plate of pasta ...
Joey Kendrick2 days 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...
British Beer
Broadly, British beer falls into five main categories: Bitter Mild Brown Stout Barley Wine I have deliberately ommitted lager as it is not strictly British, although it is probably the most widely con...
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 Herring5 days 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...
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...
Low Calorie Vodka Cocktail Recipes
Nothing quite helps kick off a night out like a nice cocktail, does it? And, nothing quite works as a better cocktail base than vodka, does it? Bartenders can tell you that vodka is considered to be a...
Jessica Herring24 days ago
Best Premixed Cocktails in a Can
Enjoy the delicious taste of cocktails with ease. Instead of running to the liquor store and buying various types of alcohol to create your drinks, you should purchase these best premixed cocktails in...
Amanda Kuseka month 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...
Natasha Sydora month ago
Interview with Stephen Amell and Andrew Harding's Nocking Point
Men only drink beer and women only drink wine. Right? Wrong. Arrow actor Stephen Amell and longtime friend Andrew Harding stand behind the ideology that dudes can still be dudes and drink wine. In 201...
Lynne Shumakera month ago
Low Calorie Summer Cocktails
Dieting isn't easy, especially if you love to party and drink the night away. After all, if there's one thing that can kill a diet faster than a trip to an all you can eat buffet, it's drinking. Drink...
Designated Driver
For those who choose not to drink.
Beginner Bartender
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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...
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 Shumaker11 days 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...
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...
Jake Frommer8 days ago
Best Low-Calorie Tequila Brands
You may not know it, but tequila is the best spirit. If you already knew that then congratulations, you are ahead. If you are shaking your head right now, you probably only associate tequila with bad ...
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 ...
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 Herring5 days 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...
How Do I Buy Wine?
So you just got into wine, or you are an enthusiast and collector, but how do you buy wine? And where do you buy it? Well, there is the local mom and pop liquor store that may carry a few "brands" of ...
White Wines to Pair with Italian Food
Italian food is a type of cuisine that most people assume pairs best with red wine — and in many cases, it does. Who can deny the delicious zing of a Sangiovese or a Merlot with a good plate of pasta ...
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...
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...
Joey Kendrick2 days 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...
Jessica Herring5 days 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...
Lynne Shumaker11 days 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...
British Beer
Broadly, British beer falls into five main categories: Bitter Mild Brown Stout Barley Wine I have deliberately ommitted lager as it is not strictly British, although it is probably the most widely con...
Ben Luxona month 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...
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Dylan Coopera month ago
Zima
A few weeks ago, one of my coworkers asked me if I was going to be bringing Zima back. The topic of Zima had been brought up months prior, during a conversation between said coworker, our boss, and my...
Maurice Bernier10 days 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 Sookera month 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 Chandlera month 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 Kuseka month 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 Basirico2 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...
Ben Luxona month 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 Chacona month 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...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
Best Rooftop Bars in NYC
Prior to my current job, I used to be a food critic for a number of publications. During my tenure as a critic, I would go to restaurants almost daily to either practice my reviews and do submissions,...
Yoshio Chandlera month 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 Uzeki2 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 Powell3 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 Tepfenhart2 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 Falconer2 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...
Rachel Newcombe23 days 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 Newcombea month 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 ...
Brandon Krogela month ago
The Infinite Loop of Drinking and Depression
I've struggled with depression for pretty much my entire life. Over the years I feel as though I've gotten better at managing it but I suppose the disappointing reality is that it still feels ever pre...
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...
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 Uzekia month 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...