Ask Adam: Is It Bad Manners to Bring Another Brewery’s Growler to a Taproom?

Ask Adam: Is It Bad Manners to Bring Another Brewery’s Growler to a Taproom?

Send all questions to advice@vinepair.com. Is it bad manners to bring another brewery’s growler to a taproom? Absolutely not. I realize some breweries have a policy that they will only refill their own growlers. I find that policy not only ridiculous, but also completely hypercritical — if you self-identify as “craft” you should also care […]

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Ask Adam: What’s the Best Champagne for Mimosas?

Ask Adam: What’s the Best Champagne for Mimosas?

Send questions to: advice@vinepair.com. What’s the best Champagne for Mimosas? In truth, most people wouldn’t advise wasting good Champagne on Mimosas. But, YOLO! You do you. If you do plan to mix Champagne with fresh OJ, I’d recommend doing so with a bubbly that costs less than $40 dollars, like Nicolas Feuillatte or Monopole.

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Ask Adam: How Does Nitro Beer Work?

Ask Adam: How Does Nitro Beer Work?

Got a question for Adam? Email advice@vinepair.com How does nitro beer work? Made most famous by Guinness, nitro beer is now available at several breweries around the world, especially craft breweries. In addition to being mesmerizing to watch as the bubbles cascade down the glass post-pour, nitro also imparts a creaminess to the beer that you don’t […]

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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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