Scotch can be a difficult drink for Americans to get into. Whether it’s due to hard-to-pronounce names, or the perception of Scotch as a serious drinking man’s drink, there’s an intimidation factor associated with Scotch whisky on this side of the Atlantic. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Take Scotland for example, the birthplace […]
Guinness is one of the most iconic beers in the world. And while it may be most popular around St. Patrick’s Day, it truly is a beer for the entire year. Much lighter than you’d think and low in calories (only 125 calories to be exact), it’s a delicious beer that is steeped in tradition […]
From afar, the lifestyle of the successful sommelier looks quite glamorous, featuring perks such as access to a cellar full of Champagne, and with opportunities to show off one’s skills, such as adeptly pouring a magnum with one hand or detailing the weather conditions of a particular vintage from memory. But how does one actually […]
Hosting a dinner party sounds like a great idea—until you actually have to plan it. Then, the sweat breaks as you consider all the variables, from cooking to serving wine to creating atmosphere. But hosting a dinner doesn’t need to be stressful. If there is one culture that can teach you how to throw an […]
Craft beer is growing faster than ever, and that means more and more people want to get in on this delicious beer movement. But craft beer can be confusing and even a bit snobby and intimidating depending on where you’re purchasing your brew. This can cause many of us to make some mistakes. Here are […]
Ideally you want to get into a whiskey bottle, not spend all your time reading it like a cereal box. But to ensure you actually like what you buy, it’s probably a good idea to know how to decode a label.
Cocktail bars are becoming more popular by the minute, which means that more of us are heading to these establishments on a weekly and even nightly basis. Yet even though we’re frequenting these establishments with more regularity than ever before, they can still be very intimidating. Most of us are bound to make some mistakes. Here are […]
The SodaStream is an amazing machine, with one push of a button still water becomes classy sparkling water. But simply carbonating water can get boring after a while. Sure you might be voiding the manufacturer’s warranty by carbonating a cocktail instead, but why should that stop you? If you’re a fan of sparkling water, just […]
While Guinness may be the most popular around St. Patrick’s Day, when millions of people order the beer for the kitsch of it, for many, including most people who are Irish – in Ireland it’s the top selling beer year round – drinking a Guinness is a daily ritual they take very seriously.