Send all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org What should I do to store my wine in the summer months if I don’t have a wine fridge? Summer can be an awful time for wine. With temperatures rising at a dramatic rate, the delicate liquid inside your bottle can cook and turn very easily, which is why understanding […]
Send all questions to email@example.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 […]
Send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Send all questions to email@example.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.
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 […]
Send all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Can I pair cocktails with a meal? Absolutely! There are lots of cocktails that can go extremely well with your meal and I’m not just talking about oysters and a Martini or a steak and an Old Fashioned. Think about the flavors you’re going to be having and then pair […]
Let me begin with a disclaimer: I am not bothered by the presence of children in bars. Even before I had a child of my own, the occasional baby yelp or sudden shriek of ”Cameron! Put that DOWN!” never disturbed me more than, say, a group of bros loudly play-by-playing their latest sexploits.
How should I order a martini without looking dumb? One should never worry about looking dumb when ordering drinks, especially a martini, since James Bond already went and screwed up how it’s actually supposed to be made in the first place, causing most people out there to order it wrong. The classic martini should always […]
Here at VinePair, we love getting you the inside scoop. In a profession like bartending, your average drink slinger is undoubtedly going to be opinionated about certain matters of the craft — and we’re dying to find out what’s going on behind that smile. Welcome to our Ask a Bartender Series, which picks apart what goes on inside the brains […]