Let’s face it, when we go to the beach, whether it’s legal or illegal, we drink. But some people drink more than others, and it seems the same is true for entire beaches. How do we know? Data. We’ve partnered with BACtrack to compile the BAC data collected via the BACtrack app last summer from […]
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If you don’t know much about Torrontés, summer’s actually a pretty good season to learn. Since we assume, or hope, you’ll be spending more of your money on some beach time or awesome travel destinations, it’s nice to save a little bit when it comes to wine. And like other South American wines, Torrontés is […]
It only takes one drive through Napa to see why the region is known for its beauty: between patches of grapevines, mansions and castles rise and glittering fountains welcome visitors into lush gardens and tasting rooms. But there’s more than Beaux-Arts flare to these massive facades, which double as functioning wineries.
We’ve already established that the Kentucky Derby is America’s premier sports-drinking day, as it involves several hours of beer and bourbon interrupted by two measly minutes of yelling at horses on TV. (I always like the gray ones; did a gray one win this year?
Like a plasticized, electronic armada, Korean pop culture is invading the world. “Hallyu,” meaning K-pop, K-film, K-TV and K-video games, is taking over screens from China to Malaysia, India to Iran, Peru to California. And Korea’s iconic alcoholic beverage – soju – is invading along with it, being fired like artillery shells into the breach. […]
We know the jigger. We love the jigger. We love to watch as a bartender pours quantities of alcohol into the jigger, flips it, and pours more. But where did this curious little tool come from? And how did it get it’s name? It’s not the weirdest term in the drinking world—there’s always “Scuppernong”—but jigger […]
Summer is here! That means we all get to go on vacation! Sort of! As it turns out, adult life isn’t nearly as full of vacation time as the National Lampoon’s movies would lead you to believe. But chances are you’ll make it to the beach at least once this season, and if and when […]
Iced Coffee is the perfect summertime brunch treat, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. We’re upgrading this ideal way to beat the heat with a shot of Baileys and then blending it all together to create a cool, creamy, frothy and delicious cocktail. It’s sure to become your brunch go-to.
One concept that’s bandied around a lot but not discussed in much detail (we’ll admit, it’s kind of scientifically intimidating) is: the clone. We’re not talking about doomed sheep or jars of variously terrifying replications of Ripley from Aliens. We’re talking about grape clones. Even if you’re a more casual wine drinker, you’ve probably heard […]
This week’s cocktail – a spin on the traditional Pisco Sour – is influenced by a recent visit to Oaxaca, Mexico where I discovered the heart of mezcal. The fresh, earthy notes in the espadin mezcal pair wonderfully with the natural sugars found within the pineapple juice while agave syrup and lemon juice bring balance […]