Why Only Trashy Wine Bars Give You Giant Pours

Why Only Trashy Wine Bars Give You Giant Pours

If a goblet filled with seven fingers of Merlot is sloshed your way across an assumedly sticky bar, it might seem like the bartender has taken a liking to you. That may be true (you’re so great!), but, sadly, one thing is certain: The person pouring the wine doesn’t care about what’s in the glass.

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Why You Should Never Pour Your Own Sake

Why You Should Never Pour Your Own Sake

All drinking culture is rich with tradition. Unspoken codes and customs find us clinking glasses, buying rounds, and tapping the bar before taking a shot, regardless of our surroundings. The primary ritual to keep in mind when drinking sake, the Japanese beverage in the midst of an American renaissance, is to never pour your own […]

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Baja Brewing Company’s Jordan Gardenhire Makes Craft Beer in Paradise

Baja Brewing Company’s Jordan Gardenhire Makes Craft Beer in Paradise

Colorado native Jordan Gardenhire moved to Los Cabos, Mexico in 2004 and opened Baja Brewing Company, the first craft brewery in Baja California Sur, with his father, Charlie, in 2007. Baja Brewing Company has since grown into a sizable operation that just so happens to be located on a particularly beautiful Pacific coast. The company makes […]

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China Hits California Wine With 15% Tariff In Trump Retaliation

China Hits California Wine With 15% Tariff In Trump Retaliation

California winemakers are bracing themselves as new tariffs from China could result in exponentially decreased export sales. China will impose a 15 percent tax on imported products from the United States, including wine. “The tariffs, in response to ones President Donald Trump ordered on Chinese products earlier on Thursday, could put a real dent in […]

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Hop Take: NEIPAs Get Their Due, and Reddit Has a Day

Hop Take: NEIPAs Get Their Due, and Reddit Has a Day

The Brewers Association released its 2018 Beer Style Guidelines yesterday, with three extremely noteworthy category additions: “Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale,” “Juicy or Hazy IPA,” and “Juicy or Hazy Double IPA.” Yep, you heard me. New England-style IPAs, deliciously juicy and hazy as a fever dream, are finally, officially recognized by the country’s leading craft […]

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Why You Should Always Tap the Table Before Taking a Shot

Why You Should Always Tap the Table Before Taking a Shot

Tapping the table with your glass before taking a shot is like drunkenly arguing about politics — you can participate even if you don’t really understand what’s going on. Unlike booze-fueled debates, however, touching the bar with a shot glass unites all involved. Here’s how it works. You heroically purchase a round of shots for […]

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