You’re not drinking for one reason or another and out with your friends. They’re all enjoying delicious and refreshing cocktails, and you’re stuck with water. But you don’t have to miss out on a well-balanced drink just because you can’t or don’t want to consume alcohol. A well-made mocktail, or cocktail without the alcohol, is […]
Full disclosure: I’ve already come to a conclusion about whether being a pregnant bartender is bad form or badass. It’s definitely badass. Perhaps there remains a stigma surrounding bartending while pregnant because alcohol, long hours on your feet, and having to deal with stress are not ideal pregnancy pairings. But for expectant mothers who have spent years […]
President-elect Donald Trump caused quite the brouhaha when he suggested in a town hall that women seeking abortions should face ”some kind of punishment.” Trump quickly walked back the comments, but he is not the first to suggest that women’s reproductive choices come with high legal ramifications. The drinking habits of pregnant women have for decades been seen […]
There are baby shower games, and then there are baby shower DRINKING games, as in the games you play privately as you endure (enjoy!) yet another baby shower. If you’re not the one blessedly, blissfully poppin’ one out, that means you can drink at the baby shower, and you’ll probably need to.
Sommellerie can seem to be an especially elite and glamorous field, one that’s somehow devoid of the typical challenges facing service industry workers. From the outside, it is easy to overlook the reality that the job of a sommelier is still within the service industry, with labor-intensive duties and hours that often go deep into […]
I would have sold my soul for a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. It was the first warm day of a spring that had finally replaced a long, unusually harsh winter. In the streets, you could catch not-infrequent glimpses of bare arms and legs.