How many times have you opened a cold bottle of white wine, only to find that it didn’t have much taste? The problem could have been that it was simply too cold. When over-chilled wines warm five to 10 degrees, their aromas and flavors begin to emerge.
Serving beer can have kind of a Goldilocks effect: too warm, it’s flat and possibly off-flavor; too cold, and its flavors will be masked. Just as there are optimal serving temperatures for wines, beer also benefits from being served the right way. In more scientific terms, per the American Homebrewers Association,* “Cold temperature slows the […]
Hello, America! How’s tricks? Have you ever regretted something? Asked for a thing, gotten the thing, and then decided it was, in fact, the very worst thing in the world? Well too damn bad, friends! You’re stuck with it. Except when you’re not. Let’s talk about beer. Last weekend, Maine-based beer blogger Carla Jean Lauter […]
You know those really, really hot summer days when you unconsciously turn the AC down to, like, winter-level temperatures? When you turn your room or apartment into a mini-fridge because you’re kinda pissed at the sun, and then about two hours into your chilly victory, you realize you’re shivering? Well, that’s what we’re all doing […]
In recent years, it’s been impossible to get through a summer without someone bringing up the topic of chilled red wines. While it may feel like breaking the time-honored tradition of cold whites and warm reds, drinking red wine chilled can be a fun and refreshing way to explore and integrate these wines into the […]
If the Nelly song, “Hot in Herre,” describes the temperature in your home — clothing or lack thereof notwithstanding — then it’s likely your wine stash is at risk. Amid all the noise of the wine industry–what to drink, when, and how–heat damage often comes up, but there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to proper storage, especially […]
We’ve all been there before, we’re hanging out in the sunshine with friends, and the only thing that would make the day better would be a delicious glass of white wine.
When it’s incredibly hot outside, the sun beating down from above, all we often crave is a glass of ice-cold lemonade – at that moment, nothing seems like it’d be more refreshing. Unless of course you’re over 21, in which case, a glass of white wine or rosé is the only thing you crave.
We’ve all been there before, we had a party and stocked our fridge full of great beer and wine, but at the end of the night, there was a good amount leftover, and ideally, we’d like to make room for the other things we need to keep cool, such as that gallon of milk for […]