With its robust immigrant communities and booming dining scene, a city like Seattle owes its residents a thoughtful wine list at all its restaurants. At least that’s how Suzi An sees it. An is proprietor of Vita Uva, the first wine shop focused on natural and minimal-intervention wines in Seattle’s International District. The 65-square-foot retail […]
Got a question? Send it to email@example.com. Is it O.K. to send my cocktail back if it isn’t strong enough? Not unless you want to look like a real tool. As we’ve written before, people who say they want a ”strong”-tasting cocktail usually just mean they want to taste the booze. If that’s your jam, […]
Send all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org If I’m trying to lose weight in January, should I drink wine, beer, or a cocktail? If you’re trying to lose weight, the main thing you should do is drink in moderation. If you’re able to accomplish that, then as long as you avoid sugary drinks (i.e., no cocktails or sangria) […]
Send all questions to: email@example.com Why does tequila sometimes have a worm? Contrary to popular myth, there is no historical precedent for finding a worm in the bottom of a tequila bottle. Chalk it up to an old wives’ tale that spun out of control — and then got a serious marketing push. To this day, some […]
Breaking a cork into your wine is a relatively familiar problem. Like all beverage professionals and functioning alcoholics, we’ve explored its causes and sought best-practice solutions. But! What if you pull off the cap of a beloved whisk(e)y only to find yourself with a handful of wood or plastic topper, while the cork remains firmly […]
Send all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Is it weird that I hate pumpkin beers? And is there any way to escape them this time of year? Not weird at all, kind sir. I hate them as well. Never been my thing. This year I’ve had a few good ones that have me rethinking my stance, but I want […]
Send all questions to: email@example.com If I bring beer to a party and it doesn’t get opened, can I take it home with me? Not unless you want the host to never invite you back.
Send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.