Anyone who doesn’t save room for a drink after dinner is basically cheating themselves. And no, not just because it’s an extra opportunity to bookend a night of pleasant intoxication with just a bit more pleasant intoxication. After-dinner drinks are often useful to help, er, goose the digestive process and/or calm any calamities of wine […]
Before you do the “pumpkin? seriously?” eye roll, just wait a second. Yes, businesses everywhere overload their offerings with pumpkin. (We would not be surprised if dentists started offering pumpkin flavored fluoride treatments.) But fall weather, or at least whatever fall weather is turning into with the whole climate change thing, does kind of turn […]
We all have different ways of preparing for fall. Maybe you stock your wardrobe with corduroy and sweater vests. Maybe you apologize to your palate for all the pumpkin-spice-everything it’s about to endure. But one thing you should definitely do in preparation for fall: get your Belgian beer schedule ready. Oh, don’t have a Belgian […]
Secret drinking clubs are weird, mostly just by virtue of being secret drinking clubs. Think about it. There’s no way you’re walking into a secret drinking club without a special password, quite possibly in compliance with a bizarre dress code that includes a mask.
Did you know beer was invented in Delaware? And the term “craft beer” was actually coined by Oprah? Oh, also, hops are meaningless. OK, now that we’ve enraged everyone who loves beer in a way that’s both serious and terrifying, we’ll move on to some true facts about beer that may or may not enrage […]
Transitional seasonal drinking — it’s an art. Not to imply you have to transition your drinking as the seasons change from summer to fall. If you’re Chardonnay all day, all year, you do you. But if you like to adjust your imbibing schedule with the tipping of earth’s axis, and all the leaf-crunching, pumpkin-spiced seasonality […]
For some people — OK, for Miles from ”Sideways” — there’s no such things as a “Top 10” for Merlot, American or otherwise. But then Miles talks about Pinot Noir likes it’s the shy, sexy foreign exchange student in high school, so maybe let’s leave his opinion aside and consult the folks who actually buy […]
Being alone is bad, right? Just ask Adele, Bridget Jones, or that sole onion ring in your French fries. Well, first and foremost, that’s total horseshit. Unhealthy, unfair, and incredibly unrealistic. If human beings can’t be alone without feeling guilty, less-than, or deprived, we’re all gonna end up standing in the same cramped bar, profoundly […]
Does Cabernet Sauvignon really need a day? It’s already one of the most popular wine grapes in the world, and it’s also best friends with steak. Do we really need to single it out every year on the last Thursday before Labor Day? Yeah, we do.