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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