Buying and collecting wine from your favorite wine store doesn’t have to be overwhelming or left to last- minute (and often regrettable) impulse purchases. With a little patience and planning you can be on your way to your very own cellar in no time — whether that means a few special splurge bottles waiting for […]
As anybody who has stumbled into the warm glow of a late-night, dollar-slice joint can attest, pizza is a work of art. Unfortunately, just as Vincent van Gogh would have struggled to craft Starry Night without oils and canvas, it’s nearly impossible to craft an Italian masterpiece in one’s own kitchen. The fact is, home […]
Not sure why, but the candy you sneak into the movie theater tastes just a bit sweeter than the candy you pay for. Maybe it’s because you didn’t spend $4.75 on a box of Junior Mints. Or maybe it’s because you, like the rest of us hedonists, like the savor of low-grade deceit just a little bit. Meaning […]
Uncorking a bottle of wine. In theory, it should be a simple task, but in reality it can be one of a wine lover’s biggest headaches. If you consider yourself a world-class cork breaker, help is within reach. With a few simple tools and tricks, broken corks will soon be a thing of the past. […]
Quick disclaimer: most of these methods aren’t 100% foolproof. In fact, they are all prone to screw up your bottle of wine if done incorrectly or without proper care, i.e., breaking the cork and having it shed into the wine, chipping the wine bottle, or, in a worst-case scenario, breaking the wine bottle completely.
The first benefit of the bottle of wine: the wine. But if you’re like us, you often end up saving your corks. Sometimes for the memories (Damn, that was a great Barolo), sometimes due to laziness, and sometimes because you subconsciously grasp the utility of the wine cork (beyond keeping your precious wine from getting […]
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 […]
Since there’s a team of lawyers standing directly behind us, we should note that none of this is recommended as some way of avoiding proper medical attention. Booze, no matter its medicinal history, is alcohol—not quite in line with the intentions of general health. So take none of this as medical advice. All of that […]
It’s a new year, with lots of bright new opportunities for absolutely blowing something. And while we can’t help you reconsider that ironic Trump tattoo or drunkenly adopting seven cats, we can help you fix the mistakes you’ve been making behind your home bar. Here are just a few quick fixes to some common mixing mistakes.