It’s National Wine and Cheese Day! (We think.) That one special time of year when a fistful of cream cheese on your bagel seems appropriate and those cheese hats make sense outside a football stadium! Not that we can find a ton of calendar verification online. Turns out National Wine and Cheese Day (or is it […]
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Over the past few years, Session beers have become a larger and larger category of beer consumed, especially in the summer and fall, when you want to drink a larger number of beers without fear that you’ll pass out in the grass. And with the rise in popularity of this category, more brewers have entered the fray, […]
Bartenders. They’re the rock stars of night life. Like a dude with a guitar, a bartender is somehow automatically cool. Give a guy or girl a jigger and a Boston shaker, and suddenly they’re in control of your inebriation destiny. And you worship respectfully.
You’re out with friends, a loved one, maybe even flying solo, and when the drink you’ve ordered or been given gratis at a party is handed to you and you take a sip, you just aren’t that into it. You try the drink again, and still the same reaction. Despite the fact that this concoction […]
We’re not trying to intrude on a private matter here. We know each person celebrates National Tequila Day in his or her own way, typically with a solemn riverside ceremony that culminates in the lighting of paper lanterns. And the taking of many shots.
It’s not that you’re tired of steak. It’s not even that you’re tired of wine. (When that day comes, get into an isolation tank and do a lot of reflecting.) It’s that you’re tired of the … obviousness of the typical steak and wine pairings. Cabernet and steak, Malbec and steak, all manner of big, […]
If the Nelly song, “Hot in Herre,” describes the temperature in your home — clothing or lack thereof notwithstanding — then it’s likely your wine stash is at risk. Amid all the noise of the wine industry–what to drink, when, and how–heat damage often comes up, but there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to proper storage, especially […]
Certain optimistic political types and their yes-men in Congress may deny the notion that our climate and ecosystem have become unstable and increasingly vulnerable. But for the rest of us, it’s no secret that climate change is real. (Just scroll through Bernie Sanders’ Twitter account.) Of course, with any issue there are going to be […]
Assuming everything stays below storm-level force, it’s hard not to love a good wind. Yeah, we said “wind,” as in moving air caused by the meeting of low and high pressure fronts. Seriously, how can we not geek out over wind? It cools us down on a hot day. It gives flags shape and makes […]
Today I’m sharing a cocktail that I like to call the “Peak of Summer,” which is a riff on the classic gimlet. I’ve been overloaded with berries recently, especially some deliciously sweet and ripe strawberries. And while I’m sure there are “healthier” ways to consume them, I find combining berries and booze to be the […]