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Your Official 2018 Winter Olympic Drinking Guide

Your Official 2018 Winter Olympic Drinking Guide

The time has come. Every four years, a small group of elite athletes from around the world demonstrates amazing physical prowess while the rest of us eat snack food. Ah, the glory of the Olympics. In honor of the games, and because you’ll probably want to be slightly intoxicated for the inevitably bizarre opening ceremonies, […]

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Power Up: What to Drink Based on Your Favorite Superhero Movie

Power Up: What to Drink Based on Your Favorite Superhero Movie

It seems like there’s a new Marvel or DC flick dropping every summer — not to mention winter weekend. (We see you, Black Panther.) While there are important themes and valuable lessons one can take away from these stories (courage, integrity, sacrifice, using good to triumph over evil, blah blah blah), we’re going to keep […]

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If Each ‘Saved By The Bell’ Character Were A Bottle Of Wine, Here’s What They’d Be

If Each ‘Saved By The Bell’ Character Were A Bottle Of Wine, Here’s What They’d Be

TIME OUT! We all grew up alongside the cast of Bayside High. Each of their quirky personalities and signature catchphrases helped us get through those angsty preteen years full of drama and stress. But now we’re adults — and we have wine for that. Rather than rely on the advice of our favorite “friends forever” […]

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Pop Culture Pairing: Drink A Riesling At Graduation Then Watch She’s All That

Pop Culture Pairing: Drink A Riesling At Graduation Then Watch She’s All That

I’ve always loved graduations. At my fifth grade graduation – which was a real thing – I was picked to deliver a three line speech about my elementary school experience. From then on, I grew to look forward to each spring, with its promise of pomp and circumstance and of course of polyester caps and […]

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Pop Culture Wine Pairing: Drinking Rosé with The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Pop Culture Wine Pairing: Drinking Rosé with The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

I have a new hero and her name is Kimmy Schmidt. Kimmy, the protagonist of Netflix’s latest original series, the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is an doomsday cult escapee, who, along with her fellow victims, has been dubbed an “Indiana Mole Woman.” The series’ first season, which premiered last month, chronicles Kimmy’s decision to stay in […]

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Pop Culture Pairing: Drink Merlot, Not Whiskey, While Watching Mad Men

Pop Culture Pairing: Drink Merlot, Not Whiskey, While Watching Mad Men

This Sunday begins the final episode run of AMC’s much-lauded period drama, Mad Men. For seven seasons, the employees of Sterling Cooper (and then Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and later SC&P) have dazzled audiences with their earnest and accurate portrayals of the advertising industry in 1960s Manhattan, as well as an exploration of the social […]

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Pop-Culture Pairing: Watching Seth Meyers, Drink Sauvignon Blanc

Pop-Culture Pairing: Watching Seth Meyers, Drink Sauvignon Blanc

Previously, I described the ideal wine to accompany The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Although Fallon’s versatility is mirrored by the same characteristic of a Chenin blanc, this pairing doesn’t lend itself so neatly to other late night hosts. Let’s explore, for example Fallon’s successor, and the man who follows him on the NBC lineup, […]

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