Valentine’s Day is here! It’s almost impossible to hear those two words and not think of chocolate, probably because we all give and get that same box of chocolates every year. But what if this year, instead of buying your snookums that same old box, you went to the store, bought a few ingredients, and […]
Everyone needs to have more respect for beer batter. It’s not just for sweet fried nothings and fish fries. A little beer in your batter makes the world a little better. However, not all beers are created equal when it comes to beer batter. The style of beer is important — an IPA for something […]
Snacking season is upon us. Snacking season is the longest season of the year, generally spanning from February (when New Year’s resolutions start to fail) to Jan. 1. Due to its longevity, it’s important to do snacking season right. That means buying the right beer for your snacks. Sure, you can go ahead and buy […]
As the weather cools down, we’re looking for ways to warm up. What has the power to warm your innards like a big bowl of hearty, delicious soup? There is one thing, actually: throwing some bourbon into that soup! Cooking with bourbon has become a staple here at VinePair, especially during these cold winter months, because bourbon adds […]
Hosting a Super Bowl party doesn’t have to make your hair fall out. It can be fun if you come at it with a plan. All party essentials fall into four categories: drinks, appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Hitting the supermarket with these four categories laid out is the key to successful party planning.
Since I started writing about beer, I’ve had a motto: ”There is good living where there is good beer.” Add food to the equation and you go from good living to great living. Beer is a great match for food because of the complexity of its flavors. Now more than ever before, there’s synergy between the beer […]
The next best thing to sipping on bourbon is cooking with bourbon. During these chillier winter months, the sweetly savory kick that bourbon brings to dishes is both warming and satisfying, no matter which course you’re up to. From delicious dinners and succulent sides to mouthwatering desserts, we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite recipes that […]
Winter isn’t just a time of hibernation for animals; it’s a time of hibernation for people, too! With the sun setting before it’s time to leave the office, freezing wind tunnels at every turn, and the oh-so-tempting notion of riding out January and February in a wardrobe that basically consists of sweatpants, this isn’t the time […]
Even vino virgins know you serve red wine with steak and white wine with fish, right? Perhaps traditionally, but not anymore. “Conventionality can sometimes be destructive to creativity,” says Charles Ford, sommelier and general manager at Daisies Chicago.