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To master alcohol takes skill: Learn how to do anything as well as a bartender, become a wine sommelier, a cocktail whiz or a beer buff.

Anthony Beal2 years ago
Here Are Your Keys to Becoming a More Informed Wine Taster
While it's not imperative to know everything there is to know about wine in order to enjoy drinking it, knowing some basics will help you to get the best out of your next wine-tasting event. Whether y...
Josh Powell2 years 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...
Unconventional Uses For Wine
Wine has become the choice drink of Millennials, Gen-Xers, as well as Gen Z kids who are old enough to drink. It's easy to see why there are so many wine drinkers out there, why wine accessories are s...
How to Cook with Wine
Many recipes require you to cook with wine, but, for new chefs, this may be a little bit of a difficult process. You may say "Oh, well, I can just buy a cheap cooking wine, pour it in my food, and the...
Should You Get a Wine Fridge?
Back in the 19th century, any wine that was worth preserving would be sent to the wine cellar. Nowadays, most of us don't have the space for a wine cellar...but do have the space needed for a wine fri...
How To Look Like a Sommelier While Tasting Wine
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 ...
Miranda O'Conner2 years ago
Best Wine Cocktails
When people think of cocktails, you may think of tequila, whiskey, or vodka... but wine, though one of the most popular drinks around, is not something many think will work in a cocktail. Sure, everyo...
How To Make Liquor Infusions That Don't Suck
Flavored liquors can be phenomenal, and if you don't believe it, you just haven't had the right stuff yet. They can add entire new dimensions to your cocktail game and can even be used in cooking - if...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Beer and Food Pairing Guide
Once upon a not-too-distant time, the only alcohols that were regularly paired with food by professionals were wines. We all know the regular classic pairings, too. Red wine goes with a well-done stea...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Easy Wine Hacks Every Party Planner Should Know
If there's one thing that Millennials love to enjoy at a party, it's wine. Whether it's boxed hipster wine, a jug of sangria, or a bottle of champagne, we're a generation that really, truly loves our ...
Brett Peruzzi2 years ago
Tasting Your Way to Knowledge of Your Favorite Spirits
Are you interested in learning more about what makes one brand of bourbon, vodka, or tequila better than another? Confused when you hear all sorts of words describing what they are supposedly like? Do...
Miranda O'Conner2 years ago
Insane Geeky Drinking Games (That Will Wreck You)
Drinking games are often acknowledged as something of a dangerous pastime, as many of them can absolutely wreck you. You may wake up hung-over and bleary eyed. You will be unable to remember your own ...
Aaliyah Williams2 years ago
How To Sneak Booze Into Any Place, Any Time
If you’ve ever wanted to know how to sneak booze into… well virtually anywhere… you’re in the right place. We’ve been in your situation countless times. Maybe it’s your school prom next week, possible...
Beginner's Guide to Wine Tasting
Historically, just about everyone drank wine. Wine was actually cleaner and safer than water throughout most of human history, since the alcohol helped kill a number of germs. Since people noticed win...
Annie Kiely2 years ago
Best Ways to Remove a Red Wine Stain
Red wine can be the perfect compliment to a meal or to any dinner party, and there are endless pairings that can make it more enjoyable. But if spilled, red wine can be very likely to leave a nasty st...
Aaliyah Williams2 years ago
What to Do When You’re the Only One Not Drinking
I hate being the only one not drinking. I hate the awkward silences and muffled whispers when you announce your sobriety for the night and people awkwardly start to shuffle away from you. I mean, you ...
Paul Barker2 years ago
Beginner's Guide to Brewing Beer
Many of us have wondered what it would be like to brew some beer, but very few of us ever have the confidence to start. The idea may birth itself in our minds, but we'll just shrug and go "Well, I don...
Beer and Chocolate: A Match Made in Heaven
Have you ever thought about pairing beer and chocolate? Want to know more about it? Here are some things I learned from Cheryl Cade beer sommelier at The Thirst Consultants (yes real job who knew) whe...