The origin of the handshake is often attributed to the desire to display the absence of a weapon. It was a gesture of peace, but also of trust. Showing a new friend that your right hand was weaponless was like saying, ”Hello, how are you? FYI, I am NOT going to attempt to harm you in the next […]
Wine, Beer And Spirits Articles
I absolutely love mead, but it’s hard to find in most stores. Is there a type of wine that approximates the taste of honey mead? Mead is growing in popularity. But you’re right — it’s still pretty tough to find, unless you’re in a region that’s known for it, like Michigan. In these regions, the mead really is flowing. […]
Let’s face it: There are things that Europeans just do better than us Americans. Cheese, chocolate, day-drinking… wait, what? Yep, day-drinking. We’re not talking about the day-drinking you’re thinking of, the one that takes place on Saturday afternoons where you begin pounding beers at 11 a.m. No, we’re talking about everyday day-drinking. Classy day drinking, […]
You’ve all heard of the Paleo Diet, practiced by celebs like Jessica Biel and Megan Fox, in which 21st-century humans emulate the food eaten by cavemen and women from 2.6 million years ago. But if you’ve considered undertaking this culinary overhaul, you may have wondered whether, while eating like a hunter-gatherer and getting that celebrity skin you’ve […]
On a chilly December night, there are only two things we want to be drinking — booze and hot chocolate — and there’s nothing worse than having to decide between the two. So we decided: Why not both? After multiple attempts of swirling and sipping, we’ve finally perfected the recipe for this flawless yet simple Red Wine Hot […]
Your generation defines your alcohol drinking habits. Not just what you like, but what you buy, how you drink, and even where you drink. A new study from the consumer data provider IRI parsed out exactly how millennials, Gen Xers, and baby boomers drink alcohol, and you might be surprised at the results.
Immigrants bring their alcohol with them. It’s how Napa got started. It’s how we Americans got our hands on vodka. It’s also how we learned about aquavit. This Scandinavian liqueur is itself a kind of immigrant, traveling around the world and improving through the wear and tear of rejection and acceptance. Our story begins when Americans […]
’Tis the season for tons of dinner parties and get-togethers. There’s nothing quite as nourishing — emotionally, intellectually, culinarily — as eating and drinking with friends. But I’ve always found bringing wine to a dinner party to be one of the most anxiety inducing parts of life that most of us deal with on the regular, […]
There are two simple words in the English language that, when put together, create a musical ringing in our ears and make our hearts leap with joy: open bar. But it’s not all fun and games. As we all know, with the great power of the open bar comes great responsibility.
During these chilly winter months, what’s better than curling up in your favorite wool sweater at a cozy bar and sipping on a mug of mulled wine? Nothing, in our opinion. We’ve rounded up a list of the 10 best bars across the country for mulled wine sipping, ranging from quaint coffee shop feels to Prohibition-style […]