Wine Etiquette

Thanksgiving Wine Etiquette Guide: What To Bring, When To Decant, How To Enjoy Every Bottle

Thanksgiving Wine Etiquette Guide: What To Bring, When To Decant, How To Enjoy Every Bottle

As Thanksgiving approaches, not only are people across the country preparing for the special meal by digging up family recipes, searching for casserole dishes, and scouring supermarkets for ingredients. They’re also storming wine retailers in search of the perfect wine to accompany the turkey (or its vegetarian counterpart), all its sides, and the pies.

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What is Double Decanting—and Should I Care?

What is Double Decanting—and Should I Care?

Yes, this “how to” video on the subject is set to “take-it-easy,” ”love-those-khakis” jazz. But double decanting does seem a little bit like OCD wine service. (And we’re talking an already tightly buttoned-up world, here.) But is there something to it? The concept of double decanting involves being able to both properly decant a wine—which many of […]

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Should You Bring Your Kid To The Bar?

Should You Bring Your Kid To The Bar?

For many people with kids, sacrificing some of the pleasures they used to enjoy pre-children seems like too much of a tradeoff just for the joy of having children – which is ridiculous. But that doesn’t prevent many of these individuals from still trying to take part in pre-child adult activities with their kids. Mainly we’re talking […]

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When Entertaining, It’s Never About What You Want

When Entertaining, It’s Never About What You Want

I recently watched the movie Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, which tells the story of the legendary Hollywood manager who’s credited with managing and helping to launch the careers of people as storied as Alice Cooper, Sly Stallone and Michael Douglas. He’s even credited with inventing the entire Celebrity Chef movement, Emeril Lagasse is […]

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