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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: Can I Wait at the Bar for My Table Without Ordering a Drink?

Ask Adam: Can I Wait at the Bar for My Table Without Ordering a Drink?

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

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We Asked 9 Somms: Which Wine Do You Wish People Ordered More?

We Asked 9 Somms: Which Wine Do You Wish People Ordered More?

A restaurant’s wine list can be incredibly daunting. Long menus are filled with producers we’ve never heard of and grape varietals we can’t pronounce, plus all that extra information about cuvée and vintage that’s meant to demystify a wine and only makes it more obscure. Because wine lists can be so intimidating, most of us tend to gravitate toward wines […]

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