Let’s just say this right off the bat: trying to understand the difference between a porter and a stout in today’s craft beer world can be a pretty dizzying experience. That’s because over the past ten years or so, in many craft circles, the names have been used pretty interchangeably when categorizing darker beers.
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A recent article in the Atlantic traced the history of the many words and phrases that English-speaking folks around the world have developed to express the simple fact that someone has had too many drinks. The article utilized David Crystal’s 2014 thesaurus, Words in Time and Place, which itself is based upon the Oxford English […]
I love wings. Honestly, there is nothing more I’d rather eat when watching a sporting event than a plate of deliciously spicy chicken. But let’s face it, a lot of places make subpar wings. Many bars offer 25-cent wing night, and often they’re soggy, mushy and pretty unappealing, but we eat them anyway, and sadly […]
Every wine drinker desires to discover wines that deliver more for their money. Even for high-end collectors, the thought of finding an elusive bottle that others do not realize is valuable is part of the thrill of collecting in the first place. Yet when it comes to the mainstream wine regions of the world, it […]
Right now, the entire East Coast is blanketed in snow. Some people don’t have power and that means they don’t have heat, but guess what, neither did your ancestors, and do you know how they survived blizzards in the olden days? That’s right, with booze. They don’t call it putting on an alcohol sweater for […]
As the east coast braces for what is predicted to be one of the worst blizzards in recent memory, it’s nice to remember what else comes with these types of storms, and that’s winter beauty. And what’s more beautiful than a wedding…at a winery. A little digging revealed these lovely moments, we only wish we […]
If you grew up in the U.S. in the eighties and nineties, chances are you only came in contact with Bartenura Moscato if you also happened to live in a Jewish household. For many American Jews, Bartenura was that sweet kosher wine in the blue bottle that would often make an appearance at holiday gatherings […]
Of all the Cabernet Sauvignons with cult followings that are made in California’s Napa Valley, it often appears none is more famous than Screaming Eagle. The wine consistently receives rave reviews from critics, and it is often the most sought-after wine made in America.
You open a bottle of wine, and something just seems off, maybe the wine is a bit corked, or it’s simply past its prime, the wine may even have a reddish brown hue to it, indicating its age. Regardless of what’s wrong with it, you decide to drink it anyway – hey, it may be […]