It’s spring. So naturally we all have a few (bunch) of empty wine bottles lying around, the remnants of a confusing winter, and an even more confusing election season. Why not turn the dregs of a fairly grim drinking season into something bright, even hopeful? Thus we get: spring wine crafts.
It isn’t Easter without the classic chocolate bunny, but now that you’re older and wiser, why not give those bunnies a bit of an update by filling them with a shot of whiskey! Other liquors will work here as well – Baileys would also be delicious – but we love the way whiskey seems to […]
It’s March, which means we’ve got many opportunities to drink beer, from Saint Patrick’s Day, to Spring Break, to March Madness. But instead of gathering up all those empty beer bottles you’ve collected and taking them to the recycling bin, why not get crafty? Here are some of our favorite ways to turn your empty bottles […]
The January to do list is a gangly beast, the chimeric Obligations Monster most of us hope will go away if—per The Simpsons—we just don’t look. It doesn’t, unfortunately, and our usual escapes don’t help either. TV and Internet are already blaring tax commercials at us (“Come get your refund!” OR “Come find out how […]
Generally we prefer to make other things into wine. Grapes, for instance. But in the event that you don’t necessarily want to keep a certain bottle of wine, or you just have so much wine that some Mr. Wizard experimentation seems justifiable, you can also turn wine into other things.
The life of an oak barrel is an interesting one. Barrels are made at cooperages, which you’ll find in winemaking regions all over the world. From there, the barrels head off to winemakers who use them to age their wines. Barrels may then be claimed by craft brewers, who are experimenting more and more with […]
The easiest option here when it comes to DIY booze gifts: a four-pack of Robert Mondavi singles, with a nice bow on it. Less creative, sure, but you can get away with some ironic/kitsch points. But the holidays aren’t about things being easy. We want chaos, complexity, entirely over-involved recipes (trussing a goose is a […]
It’s the golden age of movies. Oh wait, no, that’s TV. Television has apparently become the new “serious” medium, where we learn hard lessons in which high school chemistry teachers become meth dealers, mythical kingdoms engage in nonstop torture/incest/wedding-crashing, and ridiculously attractive singles still struggle to find love despite being ridiculously attractive. And having huge […]
It’s December. There’s a chance there’ll be more than a few corks and empty bottles lying around. (And we mean before the season is over.) Why bring that all out to the recycling? First of all, you know your neighbors are shaming you from the window as you dump that baker’s dozen of wine bottles […]