Even if most of us don’t own snifters or keep a bottle of Courvoisier on the shelf, we’ve probably heard the term Cognac.
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The holiday season is the perfect excuse to saber a bottle of Champagne or two. While this might not be the ideal way to open a bottle every time, since a little of the Champagne is lost in the sabering, it’s one of the most festive things you can do during the holidays.
There was a time in my life when I thought good cheese belonged with wine and that the only thing to pair with beer was pong and Pizza Hut. Don’t get me wrong–I love to dig into a pile of hastily made mac’n’cheese washed down with draught Genesee just as much as the next girl. […]
It’s official: the holiday season has arrived, and with it the annual dilemma of what to buy for whom, how much to spend, and the dread associated with asking for gift receipts. From hipsters who adore most things esoteric to score-chasing label hounds, and demure office managers everywhere, we’ve got the perfect bottle for everybody, […]
In America, we take this day as the beginning of the holiday shopping season. AKA, this is when your friendly neighborhood Macy’s turns into a freaking war zone. If you think we’re going to do it sober though, you’re severely mistaken. It’s not even midnight and people are already starting fights. For those of you […]
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, meaning it’s finally time to celebrate with some fun, festive cocktails. What I really love about Thanksgiving is that on this occasion, you’re allowed to celebrate all day long. And this year, I’m looking forward to lounging around with snacks and comforting drinks while other people do the cooking. To fulfill my […]
The table is set, the candles are lit, and the smell of a golden brown turkey escapes the oven. It’s Thanksgiving and it’s the greatest holiday ever. Well, that is, until the doorbell rings. We all have those classic personalities that grace the dining room table this time of year. Let’s just hope we can […]
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.
Thanksgiving beer pairing, like the holiday itself, is only as complicated as you choose to make it. There’s a lot to be said for keeping it low-key and simply enjoying a midweek day off with a couple of turkey Hot Pockets and a six-pack of Schlitz. Don’t let anybody tell you that’s not a party. […]
Taking for granted the slew of cultural distortions already embedded in the holiday, and bringing none of those up (because Uncle Reggie’s had a few), here’s a fun holiday quiz: this Thanksgiving, ask your assembled friends and family, “What’s the most American thing to drink on Thanksgiving?” One person will sit back in his rocking […]