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What red wine is best for my heart that I can drink every night?
According to doctors, all red wine is generally good for your heart when consumed in moderation, thanks to the resveratrol in red grapes, but new research has also found that the procyanidins in certain reds may give even more benefit. Wines with this compound include Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Nebbiolo, but the wine with the highest composition of all is Tannat. Thanks to its thick, dark skins, Tannat is rich in both resveratrol and procyanidins. So go grab a bottle and drink to your health!
How much foam should be in my draft beer?
Contrary to the lesson you probably learned in college, all beer should have some foam. This “head” is where all of the beer’s aromatics reveal themselves, and brewers take these aromas just as seriously as they do the taste of the beer itself. Just like with wine, aroma helps your brain get ready for the flavors present in the liquid. They are vital to your experience with the beer.
As a general rule, the head should be about a half-inch to an inch-and-a-half thick. So the next time you head to a craft beer bar and you think you’re getting ripped off because there’s a head on your beer, remember that the bartender is creating the head in order for you to more fully enjoy the brew.
How much should I spend on whiskey that I’m using to make cocktails?
Whatever whiskey you enjoy is the whiskey you should use to make cocktails. That said, you don’t need that whiskey to be extremely expensive if you don’t want it to be. I’ve found great cocktail whiskeys for around $20 including Old Overholt Rye, Bulleit Bourbon, and Black Bottle Blended Scotch.