France’s largest Champagne houses are famous throughout the world. As most are hundreds of years old, their first fans were typically European royalty. Today they’re consumed wherever people are celebrating — New Year’s Eve, brunch, or just because. While many people have a favorite Champagne, they don’t know what differentiates the leading labels from each other. […]
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Just what makes craft alcohol so damn special? Why should I pay $80 for a bottle of vodka? Isn’t it just grains and water? These questions sound like church bells – carrying tidings of joy or judgment depending on who’s doing the asking and answering – up and down the aisles of liquor stores and at […]
Ideally you want to get into a whiskey bottle, not spend all your time reading it like a cereal box. But to ensure you actually like what you buy, it’s probably a good idea to know how to decode a label.
In case you need reminding, yeah, it’s the holiday season. And for many of us, that means a dangerous hopscotch from one holiday party to the next, where cheese plates are aplenty and low-cal options are few. One way to combat the annual seasonal gut-bust? Keep your drink choices on the lower calorie side.
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.
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 […]