There are more than 4,000 craft breweries operating in America, more than at any other time in our gloriously tipsy history. And it can be conservatively estimated that if we have 4,000-plus breweries, then there are upwards of 40,000 distinct beers on the market at any given time.
Wine, Beer And Spirits Articles
Yes, they serve free Krug Champagne at Christie’s wine auctions, a treat I was happy to discover when I attended my first Fine and Rare Wines of the World auction in 2013. Shocked to discover that these auctions are open to the public, I traded yoga pants for the chicest thing in my closet (my […]
Lower rung vodka generally gets a knee-jerk bad rap. This is the stuff we mix with Red Bull or orange juice (and, historically, mix up with an actual screwdriver). Whatever the claims higher shelf vodka has to offer, the lower rung stuff tends to be unapologetically harsh, as one-note and brashly aromatic as rubbing alcohol.
At this point, it’s almost impossible to visit a cocktail bar in the United States and not encounter St-Germain elderflower liqueur. It is in fact so ubiquitous, that one couldn’t be blamed for thinking this is a beverage that’s been around for quite a long time.
If the 93 degree reading on my car thermostat tells me anything, it’s that winter is over and it’s rosé season. A few months ago, we analyzed what some wine bottles would say to us if they could talk back. Well, hibernation is over, and some bottles of rosé-gold have awoken from their slumber to […]
Maybe it’s the weird, shiny pouch. Maybe it’s the satisfaction that comes when you extract that golden needle of a straw, then successfully pierce the opening on the first try. Maybe it’s just the simple, sucrose smile of nostalgia. Whatever it its, there’s something about Capri Sun that brings a smile to just about anyone’s […]
The story goes: about 300 years back, there was a monk named Dom Pérignon, who invented the winemaking process that we now call the “Champagne method.” In other words, he figured out that it was possible to create bubbles through a secondary fermentation in the bottle, and that this was actually desirable.
This week I’ve been experimenting with French Vermouth and decided to create a sparkling cocktail with some tropical flavors. When concepting this drink I wanted to create something that was very refreshing as well as low proof so that it’s perfect cocktail for warm weather gatherings – when it’s warm outside, people tend to drink […]
The things we forget after Cinco de Mayo easily outrank the things we know about the holiday. Really, the fact that Cinco de Mayo is automatically associated with drinking is already evidence that we’re doing it wrong. Not that we have the capacity, or necessarily the impetus, to shut down the biggest drinking holiday of […]
The clock strikes 8pm. (Or 9, or 10). And suddenly, like snowflakes multiplying into a flurry, guests start arriving. Somebody brings Seven Layer Dip. Somebody else insists on “tweaking” your carefully constructed playlist. But no matter. It’s happening. It’s all finally happening. You’re throwing a party.