It is blazing hot in Seattle right now which means all I can think about is ice. Today’s drink is inspired by my desire to cool off, as well as our country’s independence, because what better way to celebrate the fourth than with a great drink? When planning out some fun and tasty cocktails for […]
Wine, Beer And Spirits Articles
In 1774 the first Continental Congress was convening, America was starting to take shape, and one beer was all the rage in Philadelphia: Mr. Hare’s Porter. To say this beer was popular is an understatement. Many of the attendees of the Continental Congress enjoyed a pint or two of the porter regularly, but George Washington […]
This weekend is a time for grilling, and that means Hamburgers – nothing is more American than hamburgers. The hamburger has taken on almost mythic status in American cuisine, and there are a plethora of gut busting ways to make one. The simple cheeseburger has been usurped by the bacon, egg, sauteed mushrooms and gruyere […]
I don’t know how it happens, but every year summer seems to appear out of nowhere, catching me completely off guard and unprepared. When school’s out, it’s normal to feel the urge to get away, even just for the weekend. With the Fourth of July this weekend—the surest sign that you’ve run out of time […]
You can find just about any item on Etsy, and then find other (older, cooler, cheaper) versions of it. If you’re a cocktail geek, there are literally thousands of reasons to head over to the online collection of small business venders – in the forms of classy cocktail shakers, unique glassware, and oh so much more. […]
On a warm night this past week, 40 VinePair readers gathered at our offices for our most highly anticipated tasting panel yet – Rosé. Over the past few years Rosé has become more popular than ever and it seems everyone has pink wine in their glass when the weather starts to warm.
Like beer, spirits have a wide range of tastes and aromas. Lots of things contribute to the flavor profile of a liquor: its ingredients, how it’s aged and what it’s aged in, how many rounds of distillation it’s gone through, where it’s made, plus certain x factors we can’t quite put our finger on. Even […]
Patriotism has taken many forms throughout the years. During World War II, a generation of women saluted America by keeping the economy functioning during a time of battle. These awesome ladies famously traded their aprons and housedresses for bandanas and coveralls, answering the government’s campaign to fill thousands of jobs left by drafted men.
Independence Day is just around the corner, and while celebrating with baseball and a barbecue is nice, this July 4th, step up your Amerigame by engaging in the United State’s real favorite pastime: drinking! You can crack open a six-pack of session beers, whip up some frozen wine desserts, or try your hand at one of these […]
Come with me to the center of Italy. To a place that once stretched from the eastern Tiber river all the way up to the Po Valley, but today is the fourth smallest region of the Apennine peninsula. A place named after the Greek word Ombrikoi, which means rainy, that is decorated with ancient villages […]