Ask Adam: Help! Is My Crystal Decanter Contaminating My Whiskey?

Ask Adam: Help! Is My Crystal Decanter Contaminating My Whiskey?

Send all questions to advice@vinepair.com. I recently purchased an antique crystal whiskey decanter at a flea market. Should I be nervous about lead in the glass getting into my whiskey? I’d love to say this isn’t something you should be concerned about. Unfortunately, some crystal vessels used to contain trace amounts of lead that could […]

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Ask Adam: Is Beer Better in a Can or a Bottle?

Ask Adam: Is Beer Better in a Can or a Bottle?

Send questions to: advice@vinepair.com Is beer better in a can or a bottle? Cans used to get a bad rap, associated with holding cheaper, more chuggable beer. But canned beers are much more likely to be fresher, and therefore taste better, than those held in a bottle. That’s because a can locks in the flavors […]

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Your Guide to the Finger Lakes, the Most Exciting Wine Region on the East Coast of America

Your Guide to the Finger Lakes, the Most Exciting Wine Region on the East Coast of America

Located five hours outside New York City, in the Southern Tier region of New York State, sits the most exciting wine region on the East Coast, the Finger Lakes. While the North Fork of Long Island may receive more attention, due to the region’s proximity to NYC, the Finger Lakes consistently produces world-class wine. The […]

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Ask Adam: Why Aren’t Beers Cheaper at the Brewery?

Ask Adam: Why Aren’t Beers Cheaper at the Brewery?

Send questions to: advice@vinepair.com Should beers at a brewery be cheaper than they are at bars? Perchance to dream, my friend, perchance to dream. It would be logical for a beer to be cheaper at the brewery than at the bar, because the brewery doesn’t have the added distribution costs; unfortunately, that is not the […]

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Six of the Biggest, Boldest Red Wines to Drink Chilled This Summer. No, Seriously.

Six of the Biggest, Boldest Red Wines to Drink Chilled This Summer. No, Seriously.

The idea of drinking red wine when it’s hot outside can seem counterintuitive. Who on earth would want to pop open a red when the grill is going? A glass of white or rosé seems so much more refreshing. The problem is, red wines go so much better with what’s on your grill than the […]

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Ask Adam: Should I Include Tax in My Tip?

Ask Adam: Should I Include Tax in My Tip?

Send questions to: advice@vinepair.com. Do waiters and waitresses expect their tip to be figured on the total, including the tax? While this is in no way a scientific poll, those in the industry who I consulted say yes, it’s generally expected that you tip on the total bill, including tax. That said, if you tip […]

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