You ever read any Greek mythology? No? O.K., then have you ever seen the movie 300? Mythology is kind of like that, except instead of Gerard Butler sexily kicking a guy down a well, there’s bestiality and lots of complicated riddles. It took humans a long time to invent mini-golf, so for like 10,000 years […]
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Craft beer is nearly everywhere in America. From chain restaurants to brew pubs to the grocery store, beer lovers have become accustomed to finding great tasting beer wherever they go — including the sky. Flying isn’t the luxury it used to be, but on many major American airlines, passengers can get premium craft beer whether […]
One of the most special gift ideas for landmark occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries is a vintage bottle of wine. What can better stir up old, happy memories than a birth year or anniversary year bottle? The problem with gifting a vintage bottle of wine, however, is actually finding it in the first […]
Two years from now, it will have all seemed inevitable. You will want wine, and instead of going to your local brick-and-mortar store, you will log onto your Amazon Prime account, do a quick search, compare prices, glance at ratings, and order. It will be delivered to your doorstep. For free. Industry observers and consumers […]
At its most basic, beer is simply the malt, water, yeast, and hops. Everything else is just extra added on to the base. And while hops get much of the credit for flavor, they’re not necessarily the most important ingredient. I asked 15 brewers what the most underrated ingredient in beer is. Here are their responses. […]
It’s no secret that those in the wine industry have strong opinions on all things wine, from regions and producers to winemaking practices and philosophies. Thus, it’s unsurprising that there are certain trigger words that are sure to set off lengthy and heated debates when spoken amongst a group of wine professionals.
Send all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org What should I do to store my wine in the summer months if I don’t have a wine fridge? Summer can be an awful time for wine. With temperatures rising at a dramatic rate, the delicate liquid inside your bottle can cook and turn very easily, which is why understanding […]
It might seem rude or snobbish to say, but not all grapes are created equal. It’s that simple. When it comes to wine, it’s been that black and white for the past hundred years. In short, native American grapes and hybrid American-Euro vines — varieties like Concord, Frontenac, and Vidal Blanc — are just not […]
It’s easy to find a good bar in New York, but it’s hard to find a great bar. The best bars in the city — and the world, for that matter — have a balance of mouthwatering drinks, personable and endlessly knowledgable bartenders, and a comfortable atmosphere.