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Ask Adam: I Ordered a Dirty Martini and the Bartender Said I Might As Well Drink Olive Juice. Huh?

Ask Adam: I Ordered a Dirty Martini and the Bartender Said I Might As Well Drink Olive Juice. Huh?

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

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Ask Adam: Do I Need to Keep My Sparkling Wine Corked While It’s Open?

Ask Adam: Do I Need to Keep My Sparkling Wine Corked While It’s Open?

Send all questions to advice@vinepair.com Do I need to keep my sparkling wine corked while it’s open? How fast will it go flat? If you’re planning to drink the entire bottle, then continuing to recork the bottle after pouring each glass is a bit of overkill. The bottle will not go flat in one sitting.

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Ask Adam: My Friend Always Eats the Garnish, Even if It’s a Leaf of Basil. Is That Weird?

Ask Adam: My Friend Always Eats the Garnish, Even if It’s a Leaf of Basil. Is That Weird?

My friend always eats the garnish, even if it’s a leaf of basil. Is this weird? The garnish is edible, so while this is quirky of your friend, it’s not really that weird. We eat olives and maraschino cherries, and they are technically garnishes, so if your friend wants to eat the garnish, power to […]

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Ask Adam: How Long Does Open Wine Really Last in the Fridge?

Ask Adam: How Long Does Open Wine Really Last in the Fridge?

Send all questions to advice@vinepair.com A Sommelier friend says that open white wine stays good in the fridge for three weeks – is that true? While your friend is more than welcome to keep drinking old wine, they’re wrong that it’s still good. Wine starts to devolve into vinegar the second the cork is popped […]

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10 Rules Not to Break in a Bar

10 Rules Not to Break in a Bar

The bar is, generally, a happy place. Whether you are there to pass a quiet hour with a friend or to go on an insta-rampage, most people associate positive things with the place where alcohol is served. Nothing can ruin an excellent time, however, like a display of bad manners, or a breach of unspoken […]

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We Asked 10 Somms: Which Wine Are You Drinking Off the Clock?

We Asked 10 Somms: Which Wine Are You Drinking Off the Clock?

Ever wonder what your favorite wine-slinging sommeliers are drinking once they’re off the floor? It goes without saying that these pros have endless access to the world of wine. With nearly every type of bottle imaginable at their fingertips, what exactly are they choosing to drink for fun? We asked 10 sommeliers across the country: […]

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