Send all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org When someone says that a wine tastes like apples or grass, does this mean that it actually has apples or grass in it? This is actually a question I get a lot. It’s easy to understand why people think this, but alas, the only ingredient in wine is grapes — no […]
Send all questions to: email@example.com Why does tequila sometimes have a worm? Contrary to popular myth, there is no historical precedent for finding a worm in the bottom of a tequila bottle. Chalk it up to an old wives’ tale that spun out of control — and then got a serious marketing push. To this day, some […]
Send all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Is there any way to save skunked beer? Unfortunately, no. Skunked beer is caused by a specific chemical reaction that is due to the beer’s exposure to light.
Send all questions to: email@example.com Is it weird that I hate pumpkin beers? And is there any way to escape them this time of year? Not weird at all, kind sir. I hate them as well. Never been my thing. This year I’ve had a few good ones that have me rethinking my stance, but I want […]
Send all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Is it a bad idea to drink when you’re sick? While a Hot Toddy will definitely help you sleep, all in all, drinking alcohol while sick is not a great idea. It will actually make a cold last longer. There are a few reasons for this: 1. Alcohol, just like […]
Send all questions to: email@example.com If I bring beer to a party and it doesn’t get opened, can I take it home with me? Not unless you want the host to never invite you back.
At this point, thanks to its 2011 purchase by AB InBev, Goose Island can be found almost anywhere. It’s the default ”craft” beer at many bars, even if most drinkers no longer consider it craft. And that means you’ve probably consumed a Goose Island beer at least once in your lifetime. (We’re willing to bet […]
The first thing I notice about Patrick Cappiello is how fast he talks. We’re sitting in Rebelle, his Michelin-starred restaurant on New York City’s Bowery, and I immediately have to ditch my notepad for the voice recorder on my phone. But when I consider the breadth and momentum of Cappiello’s career, this tempo makes perfect […]
Send all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org What should I do to store my wine in the summer months if I don’t have a wine fridge? Summer can be an awful time for wine. With temperatures rising at a dramatic rate, the delicate liquid inside your bottle can cook and turn very easily, which is why understanding […]