Sometimes you get a tip that seems too good to be true. That’s what happened last week when VinePair’s cofounder, Josh Malin, came in to work one day with something he’d heard at the gym the night before. He’d been chatting with a trainer, and when he mentioned what he did for a living, her […]
Single Malt Scotch can be incredibly confusing. With different regions and styles it can be hard to find a Scotch you like. And once you do, it’s still difficult to find other Scotches with a similar profile. Just because a Scotch is made in the same region as the one you like does not mean […]
Send all questions to email@example.com What is eau de vie and when should I drink it? Eau de vie is a fruit brandy that is distilled clear, with a slight flavor of the fruit it was distilled from. In English-speaking countries, it is used to refer to a fruit brandy made from any fruit other […]
Send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Do bartenders hate it when we make the check signal instead of asking for it? Yes, they hate it. No one likes to be summoned like they are your servant, and by making that signal, you’re basically doing just that.
Do you work in Midtown? Congratulations! You work in one of the toughest places in Manhattan for after-work drinks. Unless you want to crowd into a bar near Grand Central with a bunch of people who are all waiting for a train to head out of the city to the burbs, finding a good place […]
Sommeliers are having a moment. Documentaries and television shows are proliferating, as are worshipful works of nonfiction about these adored wine whisperers. As masters of one of the most universally intimidating aspects of our lifestyle culture, sommeliers are now ricocheting to the tops of rock star lists, the way chefs once did 30 years ago.
Send all questions to email@example.com Do I need to keep my sparkling wine corked while it’s open? How fast will it go flat? If you’re planning to drink the entire bottle, then continuing to recork the bottle after pouring each glass is a bit of overkill. The bottle will not go flat in one sitting.
My friend always eats the garnish, even if it’s a leaf of basil. Is this weird? The garnish is edible, so while this is quirky of your friend, it’s not really that weird. We eat olives and maraschino cherries, and they are technically garnishes, so if your friend wants to eat the garnish, power to […]
Send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org A Sommelier friend says that open white wine stays good in the fridge for three weeks – is that true? While your friend is more than welcome to keep drinking old wine, they’re wrong that it’s still good. Wine starts to devolve into vinegar the second the cork is popped […]