If a goblet filled with seven fingers of Merlot is sloshed your way across an assumedly sticky bar, it might seem like the bartender has taken a liking to you. That may be true (you’re so great!), but, sadly, one thing is certain: The person pouring the wine doesn’t care about what’s in the glass.
Ever wonder what beer nerds are talking about when they say #properglassware? The concept isn’t new, and it’s not something that’s happening just because craft beer is ”trendy.” In Belgium, it has long been the practice of brewers and bartenders to serve each and every beer in its proper — and even properly branded — […]
Got a question? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, […]
It’s a brewery born out of romance, named after a flower, and founded on farmhouse community values. By all accounts Trillium should be the brewery equivalent of that girl in the crochet dress dancing with her eyes closed at a folk festival. Instead, it’s one of the most serious, successful breweries producing widely sought-after beers. […]
The season for giving and imbibing is here. Shopping for the oenophile, collector, wine professional, or bon vivant in your life? These eight items span stocking stuffers, wearable art, and elegant glassware. Modern Gold Wine Stopper This mod stopper has clean lines and an elegant gold finish. Lovely on its own and dynamite when gifted […]
Last month, the managing partner and wine director of La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, arguably the hottest industry hangout in NYC, hosted an invite-only launch party. It wasn’t for a new wine import. It was to celebrate a line of glassware from an under-the-radar Austrian label, MarkThomas.
You’ve probably knocked back a shot or two in your life. We know we have. But something you may not have noticed is that the shot you drank with your beer at your local neighborhood dive last week was a lot bigger than the shot that was offered to you in Denmark on your last […]
If you care about wine, you’ve probably noticed that when you go to a restaurant, red wines and whites come in different-shaped glasses. There’s a huge industry built on the idea that different wines — down to the varietal, in some cases! — need differently shaped glasses to show their true colors.
Picture this: The scene is set. Candles are lit, soft music is playing, and his/her favorite bottle of wine is sitting on the table. All is ready to go and you finally breathe a sigh of relief — until you realize you don’t have any nice glassware for the occasion. On any other day, drinking […]