With the season of heavy imbibing behind us, many find ourselves aiming to cut back on something (anything). It’s the perfect time to explore low-alcohol wines. “Sessions,” a term often used in the beer industry, describes an alcoholic beverage with lower-than-industry-standard alcohol by volume (ABV). Wine ABV can range anywhere from 5 to more than […]
The modern cocktail renaissance has resurrected scores of techniques, recipes, and ingredients. Rye, bourbon, and amari, not to mention Flips and Daiquiris, have made recent comebacks in cutting-edge cocktail bars nationwide. One of the most popular throwbacks is low-ABV, or low-alcohol-by-volume, drinks. If you’ve had an Aperol Spritz, or seen your friends Instagramming theirs, then […]
Danii Oliver became a brewer out of necessity. The Queens-born, Caribbean-American business owner was looking for healthier, tastier alternatives to fermented beverages when she was pregnant with her first child. So she decided to make them herself. At House of Juice, her first Brooklyn business, Oliver crafts fresh fruit-based juices, smoothies, and kombuchas. Her craft brewery, Island […]
What’s almost as big as your Big Day? The night before, of course! It’s not the easiest day to get through, what with the anticipation, the preparation, the nerves, and, of course, the rehearsal dinner. In our opinion, the rehearsal dinner is where the wedding festivities officially commence; family’s gathered around the table, the bridal […]
Let’s face it: There are things that Europeans just do better than us Americans. Cheese, chocolate, day-drinking… wait, what? Yep, day-drinking. We’re not talking about the day-drinking you’re thinking of, the one that takes place on Saturday afternoons where you begin pounding beers at 11 a.m. No, we’re talking about everyday day-drinking. Classy day drinking, […]
Maybe you’re nervously clutching your first green drink, or maybe you’ve decided to re-toxify it like the unapologetic hedonist you are. Either way, a bunch of us are uncomfortably straddling the seasonal scrupulosity of obligatory detox. If you’re holding fast to the green drink and gummy vitamins, more power.