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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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How to Get the Most Out of Every Wine Tasting, According to Wine Country Pros

How to Get the Most Out of Every Wine Tasting, According to Wine Country Pros

We’ve all been there. The near-arctic chill of an ornately furnished tasting room washes over you and, breathing a sigh of relief, you belly up to the bar ready to discover a new favorite bottle. But the calm disappears as fast as it arrived — confronted with overwritten tasting menus and overly exuberant staffers, wine […]

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A Seattle Tastemaker Wants to Change How You Pair Wines With Vietnamese Food

A Seattle Tastemaker Wants to Change How You Pair Wines With Vietnamese Food

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 […]

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Ask Adam: Is It O.K. to Send My Cocktail Back if it Isn’t Strong Enough?

Ask Adam: Is It O.K. to Send My Cocktail Back if it Isn’t Strong Enough?

Got a question? Send it to advice@vinepair.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, […]

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Ask Adam: What Puts Weight on the Fastest: Wine, Beer, or Cocktails?

Ask Adam: What Puts Weight on the Fastest: Wine, Beer, or Cocktails?

Send all questions to: advice@vinepair.com 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) […]

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What Happens If the Cork Falls Into Your Whiskey?

What Happens If the Cork Falls Into Your Whiskey?

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 […]

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