There’s no better time to visit the Caribbean than now. While your friends are commuting through snow and slush and wearing five layers anytime they go outside, you’ll be in a swimsuit getting a tan, a rum punch in hand at all times. Plus, you can go on a rum tour.
These days, dinner parties are a pain in the butt to plan. Your best friend is following a gluten-free diet, your roommate is Paleo, your girlfriend’s new squeeze is vegan, and your neighbor just informed you that he’s avoiding sugar. Sounds like quite a dinner! We can’t help you with the food, but we can […]
“Not too sweet.” For many bartenders, these three words are like daggers to their hearts, or a way to instantly get put on their “jackass” lists. “I would say it is the most common guest instruction or request,” says Allen Lancaster, master cocktail craftsman at The Bar at The Spectator Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.
If you haven’t had a sip of beer in years because you think you don’t like it, it’s time to reconsider your next bar order. “Gone are the days of beer solely being commodified suds, each brand indiscernible from the next,” says Rich Higgins, a master cicerone and certified sommelier.
Of all the foods on the planet, few are as divisive as cilantro; you either pile it on or you avoid it at all costs. In 2012, researchers published a paper explaining one reason for cilantro’s polarizing properties. “We think people who dislike it have receptors that make them unable to detect a good-smelling component of the […]
If your main criterion for wine is, “does it have a cool label?” you’re not alone. In one survey, 2,000 wine drinkers were asked to select one bottle of wine from a set of three reds and one bottle from a set of three whites. A whopping 82 percent of them said they made their […]
Whiskey can be pretty confusing. There are all those terms: bourbon, rye, Scotch, single-malt, blended — it seems to go on and on.
Pay gap. Glass ceiling. Boys’ club. We hear these terms about many industries, and bartending isn’t exempt. But the similarities don’t end there. Just as in other industries, the ranks of bartenders were emptied out during the two world wars with the men off fighting, and just as in other industries, women stepped in to take their place.