A couple of Saturdays ago, my wife and I found ourselves idling in a strange land with an hour to kill before a beer festival. She was rolling on an empty stomach, and I hadn’t eaten much of anything for a good 20 minutes either, so we went to a brewpub not far from the […]
Wine, Beer And Spirits Articles
Alright. We’re gonna say it. The white wine market is aggressively two-dimensional. Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Grigio. Well maybe that’s three dimensions (and no, we’re not forgetting White Bordeaux, we just can’t typically afford the good stuff). Not to disparage any of those varietals—they’re classics for a reason. But wherever routine occurs—in love, in wine, in […]
The trusty gin and tonic. It’s refreshing. It’s simple. It’s a classic. But not every G&T is created equal. With only two main ingredients in your glass, the quality of those ingredients makes a huge difference. If you’ve already made the smart choice to swap the plastic-bottle window-cleaner gin for a quality spirit, there’s no reason to […]
Artichokes. Is it like, vegetally correct, to say they’re weird? They look like something that specifically should not be eaten. Then again, we live in a society that eats lobsters, chickens, and these guys. We have to assume, in the history of hunger, there’s always been some brave guy or gal who sees a thing […]
Olivia Pope, the heroine of Shonda Rhimes’ hit show Scandal, is the first black heroine to grace the small screen in 40 years. But the importance of her performance has had a ripple effect beyond just increasing diversity in the television industry. Magnificent in her mastery of all those around her, Olivia Pope is also unique […]
Tiny cups and cutlery can make us feel like giants. They can also help with portion control (until you realize you’re just refilling a small bowl with scoop after scoop of ice cream). But sometimes the reason for the smallness isn’t quite apparent. Take the Port glass. Typically, when you’re served port at a bar […]
After flying fifteen hours non-stop from New York to Hong Kong, landing just in time to get lost in the endless crowds at the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park, obviously my next priorities were to a) fight the jet lag and b) find a bar to watch the Super Bowl at 7:30am local time the following morning.
You ever take a sip of beer and notice a bit of a metallic taste? Sometimes, yes, bordering on the unpleasant? Unless you accidentally poured a pale ale into your loose change jar, there are a few possible culprits behind that tinny, nasty taste.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year that you’re born has a lot to do with the type of person you’ll become. And those unique traits determined by your birth year are not only relatable to you, they’re also relatable to specific wines. So here is your ideal wine, based on your Chinese Zodiac sign. Year […]
Chocolate and bourbon are deliciously decadent treats, so why not combine them?! This simple cocktail combines two of our favorite treats, for a stunning result. Enjoy!