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  • Sara Robards
    Published 6 days ago
    The Most Instagrammable Cocktail Bars in Cardiff

    The Most Instagrammable Cocktail Bars in Cardiff

    Planning a night out in Wales’ capital city? Cardiff is known for its colourful nightlife, with an abundance of bars and clubs. No one does drinking like the Welsh, and their sheer range of cocktail bars are certainly illustrative of this. But what do we look for in a cocktail bar? The making of a memorable cocktail night anywhere depends on many different factors. Gone are the days where we’ll be happy with a dimly lit room and a happy hour menu. Now, we require much more from our cocktail venues, with Instagramibility being one of the top factors. Is the venue cool or attractive enough to make it onto your feed? You’ll be surprised as to the importance of this. As a result, unique and novelty cocktail bars are popping up all over the Cardiff. So, location, style and vibe can certainly make your cocktail taste sweeter but where are the most Instagrammable cocktail spots to visit in Cardiff City? Don’t leave your night undocumented, here is a definitve list of all the hottest, Insta-worthy spots in Cardiff.
  • Alan Russell
    Published 7 days ago
    What! No Angostura Bitters

    What! No Angostura Bitters

    A PERSONAL HISTORY
  • Jaime Hunter
    Published 8 days ago
    What Your Favourite Spirit Says About You

    What Your Favourite Spirit Says About You

    Sometimes, when it comes to alcoholic beverages, you crave something that’s a little lighter than a lager, ale, or cider ("hard cider," if you’re American). Thankfully, that’s where spirits come in. Either drink them neat like a little daredevil, or mix them with your favourite soft drink ("soda," if you’re American), and they’re perfect on a night out, with a meal, or just when you’re relaxing at home. So what does your favourite spirit tell you about what you’re like as a person? Let’s find out.
  • Chelsea Swift
    Published 17 days ago
    How to Drink and Diet

    How to Drink and Diet

    Well, well, well... you're back.
  • Daniel Rocha
    Published 28 days ago
    The 10 Weirdest Drinking Laws Throughout Time

    The 10 Weirdest Drinking Laws Throughout Time

    When the topic of drinking laws is brought up, Prohibition is usually what initially comes to mind, as this marked a particularly stringent era of federal restriction in regards to alcohol. However, across the world, there are plenty of odd drinking laws that structure the ways in which we are or aren’t allowed to consume alcohol, and some of them certainly prove that truth is stranger than fiction. From banning certain types of alcohol to implementing meticulously specific laws about how or when it can be served, there are plenty of bizarre legal hoops that people have to jump through if they want to drink. The weirdest drinking laws throughout the course of history are comical reminders that alcohol and our aversion to it make us do strange things.
  • Amanda Fleites
    Published about a month ago
    The Craziest Happy Hour Deals Around the Country

    The Craziest Happy Hour Deals Around the Country

    Happy hour is an all too well-known concept where bars and restaurants offer half -price drinks and appetizers or deals on specific drinks and appetizers, normally in the late afternoon from around 4 to 6 PM. Sometimes you find those bars that have signs outside like “Happy Hour all day,” and they are always a good find and a place you'll remember, or maybe not, I don't know.
Staff Picks
  • Walter Rhein
    Published 2 months ago
    What Is a Pisco Sour?

    What Is a Pisco Sour?

    What is a Pisco Sour? Oh, you don’t know? Then, sir, or madam, I envy you. Because your first experience with the world’s greatest cocktail is still in your future, while mine is in the distant and ever more opaque past.
  • Brendan Blowers
    Published 3 months ago
    Inside the World's Best Speakeasy Bars

    Inside the World's Best Speakeasy Bars

    If you head to a little joint called Crif Dogs in the East Village to fill up on hot dogs and cheese fries, try walking into the wooden phone booth in the back and picking up the red phone to dial "1."
  • Morgan E. Westling
    Published 5 months ago
    How to Make a Watermelon Keg

    How to Make a Watermelon Keg

    Making a watermelon keg may seem like a rather peculiar thing to do; however, a watermelon keg can be used for a wide variety of refreshing summer vodka and gin cocktails, and it is a great addition to any garden party or celebration. It is also a simple task, and inside of your watermelon keg, you can include a variety of easy cocktails to enjoy on a summer day. If you’re wondering how to make a watermelon keg, look no further, because we’ll explain everything you need to know below.
  • Nina Simons
    Published 8 months ago
    Top Must-Visit Wine Regions Across Australia

    Top Must-Visit Wine Regions Across Australia

    If the Land Down Under is the next destination on your travel list, there is no better way to spend time than visiting some of the popular wine regions Australia has to offer. If you haven’t been on a road trip for some time, this is a perfect opportunity to explore the country. Australia has been making wine since the 1820s and over the last decade, the boost of the wine industry has made it fifth largest wine producer in the world. Wine lovers all around the world are booking flights to Australia not only because it offers a great variety of wines but primarily because of their exquisite quality. Here are five top must-visit wine regions you’ve got to check out.
  • E.J. Hagadorn
    Published 10 months ago
    The Sourtoe Cocktail Club

    The Sourtoe Cocktail Club

    What if I told you that there was a drink, served in a certain hotel bar, the secret ingredient of which was a dismembered human toe?
  • Leigh Victoria Fisher
    Published 10 months ago
    Are You Ready to Start Brewing Your Own Craft Beers at Home with the PicoBrew?

    Are You Ready to Start Brewing Your Own Craft Beers at Home with the PicoBrew?

    In the words of a darling former co-worker of mine, I "always have some weird, fun little project going."
Featured Collections
Alcohol
  • Jaime Hunter
    Published 8 days ago
    What Your Favourite Spirit Says About You

    What Your Favourite Spirit Says About You

    Sometimes, when it comes to alcoholic beverages, you crave something that’s a little lighter than a lager, ale, or cider ("hard cider," if you’re American). Thankfully, that’s where spirits come in. Either drink them neat like a little daredevil, or mix them with your favourite soft drink ("soda," if you’re American), and they’re perfect on a night out, with a meal, or just when you’re relaxing at home. So what does your favourite spirit tell you about what you’re like as a person? Let’s find out.
  • Chelsea Swift
    Published 17 days ago
    How to Drink and Diet

    How to Drink and Diet

    Well, well, well... you're back.
  • Matt Booth
    Published 2 months ago
    On Being Sober...

    On Being Sober...

    It’s now over 5 weeks since I last allowed alcohol to pass between my lips.
Bars
  • Sara Robards
    Published 6 days ago
    The Most Instagrammable Cocktail Bars in Cardiff

    The Most Instagrammable Cocktail Bars in Cardiff

    Planning a night out in Wales’ capital city? Cardiff is known for its colourful nightlife, with an abundance of bars and clubs. No one does drinking like the Welsh, and their sheer range of cocktail bars are certainly illustrative of this. But what do we look for in a cocktail bar? The making of a memorable cocktail night anywhere depends on many different factors. Gone are the days where we’ll be happy with a dimly lit room and a happy hour menu. Now, we require much more from our cocktail venues, with Instagramibility being one of the top factors. Is the venue cool or attractive enough to make it onto your feed? You’ll be surprised as to the importance of this. As a result, unique and novelty cocktail bars are popping up all over the Cardiff. So, location, style and vibe can certainly make your cocktail taste sweeter but where are the most Instagrammable cocktail spots to visit in Cardiff City? Don’t leave your night undocumented, here is a definitve list of all the hottest, Insta-worthy spots in Cardiff.
  • Brendan Blowers
    Published 3 months ago
    Inside the World's Best Speakeasy Bars

    Inside the World's Best Speakeasy Bars

    If you head to a little joint called Crif Dogs in the East Village to fill up on hot dogs and cheese fries, try walking into the wooden phone booth in the back and picking up the red phone to dial "1."
  • Paige Graffunder
    Published 5 months ago
    My Seattle Favorites Volume 2

    My Seattle Favorites Volume 2

    For Volume 2 of my little series, I thought I would talk about bars that I love that cater to the Queer Folk. As a queer person myself, it is super important to have some spaces, where we can go and be around our community. While literally NONE of these places are perfect they are my favorite. You will not find places like The Wild Rose or R Place here, as they have a pretty intense history of gate keeping against the Trans Community and ageist attitudes. This list is of places that I personally like to go to, but of course I am always willing to hear really about YOUR favorite places as well!
Bartenders
Beer
  • Jordan Davis
    Published 3 months ago
    I Don't Drink for Taste

    I Don't Drink for Taste

    I've never been a big drinker. That's always been amazing to me, considering how many alcoholics I've known and am related to. I definitely did the thing where you almost drink yourself to death until you turn 21 and then basically stop completely because drinking legally literally took all the fun out of it. When I was 17 and 18, anytime I had the opportunity to drink I got so wasted. Not just white girl wasted either. I was too cool for mixed drinks (which means I couldn't stomach them). So when I wasn't drinking beer, I chugged bourbon from the bottle (because for some ridiculous reason chasing it with a beer seemed like a great idea). But like I said, I didn't carry on this way for too long. The older I got, the more I just wanted to sit and relax with a nice cold beer when hanging out with friends.
  • Matthew Maratea
    Published 3 months ago
    A Few Beers More

    A Few Beers More

    I'm Matt Maratea, and I'm back again to share another round of beer reviews! The Sporting Chance Podcast continues and thus my "hobby" of enjoying craft beer continues as well.
  • James Fangs
    Published 5 months ago
    10 Breweries on Instagram You Should Follow

    10 Breweries on Instagram You Should Follow

    For us craft beer lovers, we can't get enough of our favorite craft beers. We order cases and cases from our beloved breweries every month and even visit our favorite breweries and enjoy their tap rooms. And for those who have a passion in craft beer, we're attracted to the scents, the intense flavors, and the overall look of these beers. Anything that involves our most loved craft beers, we have to be involved, as well. Not to mention wanting the latest updates on what's going on in our favorite breweries.
Cocktails
  • Amanda Harris
    Published 2 months ago
    Paper Plane Cocktail Recipe

    Paper Plane Cocktail Recipe

    A very creative and exciting cocktail doesn’t have to be extremely complex. You can get by with just a simple cocktail as long as it’s done right. The Paper Plane Cocktail Recipe was created by Sam Ross back in 2007, and it’s a riff on Last Word, which is known to be a classic. A lot of people believe that this is named right after the MIA track, and it was one of the reasons why the cocktail ended up being made in the first place. It’s a very distinctive, unique thing and it does come with its fair share of powerful ideas, which is what you want to explore in a situation like this.
  • Tom Sharp
    Published 4 months ago
    Cocktails

    Cocktails

    I don’t think there are many better times for having a cocktail than sipping it under the glaring sun, probably on a sun lounger near a pool. However, if you are bereft of both a sun lounger and a pool (sad times), then you’ll just have to make do with the sun, and an eclectically-mixed drink. The only problem though is deciding which drink to have. There are so many to choose from, so what would you pick? And what does it say about you as a person? Well, look no further.
  • Isla Wright
    Published 5 months ago
    How to Mix Your Own Bachelorette Party Cocktails

    How to Mix Your Own Bachelorette Party Cocktails

    Well, if you’re planning an unforgettable hen’s night, you’ll need to include a few different types of cocktails. Not only will you make sure that everybody’s taste buds are satisfied, but it’ll also make good practice for the future. With summer lurking upon us, you’ll need a few cocktail recipes up your sleeve for the upcoming weekend BBQs or afternoons by the pool. Get ready, and let’s start mixing!
Diy
  • Bruce Romano
    Published about a year ago
    The Joys of Homebrewing

    The Joys of Homebrewing

    To most people, making wine seems like something to be left to the professionals in California or Italy, but it’s almost as easy baking a cake! The process may take a while, but the steps are easy to follow and the supplies are cheap and can be found at a local hobby store or even easier on Amazon. The whole process can be condensed into three steps:
  • Alexis Hustus
    Published 2 years ago
    The Ginger Tea Reviews: Tea Infused Alcohol

    The Ginger Tea Reviews: Tea Infused Alcohol

    Hello, and thank you for joining me for another fun review! Tea is my passion, and I am making it my goal to share my passion with the world! Today, I decided to try and make something I've never made before: tea infused alcohol.
  • Rachel Blanchard
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Wine Glass Decorating Ideas

    Best Wine Glass Decorating Ideas

    Wine glasses are the best simply because they can be used to enjoy my favorite beverage in the world. It's wine, by the way, and wine cocktails. But wine glasses can actually be used for so many other things rather than for drinking. And there are a lot of people out there who get creative with wine glasses. When they come across a new set of wine glasses, what do they do with the old set? Some people toss them out (always recycle though!), give them away to someone in need of wine glasses, or...
Fact Or Fiction
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published about a year ago
    Drinking Rituals from Around the World

    Drinking Rituals from Around the World

    One of my favorite hobbies is exploring what drinking is like in different parts of the world. Have you tried Japanese whisky or Korean Soju? What about lesser known European spirits like Ouzo and Jenever? Along with tasting these international beverages, it's important to understand the drinking culture in the regions where they originated. Here are some of my favorite drinking rituals from around the world—I encourage you to try them for yourself!
  • Ryan Witt
    Published about a year ago
    10 Signs You're an Alcoholic

    10 Signs You're an Alcoholic

    The sun shined the wrong way through your disheveled blinds, waking you from your stupor as you sweat your way through your sheets. Somewhere your alarm clock is going off; you're late for work, and your stomach is churning bile over and over at the bottom of your throat. You're counting the number of times your headache can pound inside your head until you're ready to get out of bed, and you taste blood running from your cracked lips as you pull yourself off your pillow. Swinging your legs off the bed, you try to stabilize yourself on your end table, knocking over beer bottles and soaking your carpet in alcohol. Now the race is on to get to the bathroom before you wretch all over your bedroom, tripping over clothes and empties from the night before. Admittedly, I've done this. It might even be safe to say the majority of people have done this. If you do this every morning though, it may be one of the signs you're an alcoholic.
  • Alana Redmond
    Published about a year ago
    9 Surprising Ways You Can Get a DUI

    9 Surprising Ways You Can Get a DUI

    When you hear “DUI,” most people immediately think of operating a motor vehicle under the influence. However, many states have different policies on how and what is defined as a motor vehicle. There are still other ways you can find yourself behind bars, even if you didn't get behind the wheel of a car.
History
  • Daniel Rocha
    Published 28 days ago
    The 10 Weirdest Drinking Laws Throughout Time

    The 10 Weirdest Drinking Laws Throughout Time

    When the topic of drinking laws is brought up, Prohibition is usually what initially comes to mind, as this marked a particularly stringent era of federal restriction in regards to alcohol. However, across the world, there are plenty of odd drinking laws that structure the ways in which we are or aren’t allowed to consume alcohol, and some of them certainly prove that truth is stranger than fiction. From banning certain types of alcohol to implementing meticulously specific laws about how or when it can be served, there are plenty of bizarre legal hoops that people have to jump through if they want to drink. The weirdest drinking laws throughout the course of history are comical reminders that alcohol and our aversion to it make us do strange things.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 6 months ago
    The 21st Amendment

    The 21st Amendment

    In the present, some states have more availability of alcohol than others, depending on the culture. In 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution had repealed Prohibition. Amendments require three-fourths majority of state representative's approval. Prohibition had begun in the early 19th century as a way of attempting to curb the people’s drinking habits. The 21st Amendment had been proposed by Congress on February 20th, 1933, and is noted for being the only Amendment that nullified another Amendment. The 18th Amendment had originally been put in place, because of the temperance movement.
  • Ryan Witt
    Published 7 months ago
    The 10 Oldest Drinking Traditions in the World

    The 10 Oldest Drinking Traditions in the World

    No one knows exactly when for sure, but seemingly since the dawn of time, people have found ways to get the party started. Drinking was more than just a means to numb the ever-present pain that is directly related to human existence, it was a way to share that pain with other people in a way that pulled a veil over the harsh realities of life at the time. Practices like this evolved over the course of centuries, becoming staples in societal practices to help celebrate, mourn, show reverence, and distinguish classes of people from others. These traditions, as many a sociologist might call them, have permeated the tale of humankind in many exciting ways, allowing people of today's day and age the ability to share with our ancestors something as pure and unadulterated as getting turnt. Unfortunately though, many an inebriated young person has raised their glass to cheer, but few have wondered why or how to do so properly. Thankfully for seasoned professionals like me (sorry, Mom), I have gotten drunk plenty of times and contemplated many a thing, including where and when this tradition came to be. Through my research, I have uncovered the oldest drinking traditions in the world, and intend to share with you what ancestral knowledge can be found at the bottom of the bottle (in no particular order whatsoever).
How To
  • Tricia Moceo
    Published 4 months ago
    4 Tips to Staying Sober in the Workplace

    4 Tips to Staying Sober in the Workplace

    Employment is a necessity for most people and can also be very challenging. For individuals in recovery, it can be difficult to maintain sobriety in the workplace.
  • CosCom Writers
    Published 4 months ago
    Practice How to Drink Water to Prevent a Hangover

    Practice How to Drink Water to Prevent a Hangover

    You will have more chances to drink alcohol during the New Year's party and the year-end party season. Too many people may have experienced headaches or nausea after drinking too much.
  • Morgan E. Westling
    Published 5 months ago
    How to Make a Watermelon Keg

    How to Make a Watermelon Keg

    Making a watermelon keg may seem like a rather peculiar thing to do; however, a watermelon keg can be used for a wide variety of refreshing summer vodka and gin cocktails, and it is a great addition to any garden party or celebration. It is also a simple task, and inside of your watermelon keg, you can include a variety of easy cocktails to enjoy on a summer day. If you’re wondering how to make a watermelon keg, look no further, because we’ll explain everything you need to know below.
Humanity
  • Victoria Towery
    Published 3 months ago
    60 Days of Sobriety as Told Through My Journal

    60 Days of Sobriety as Told Through My Journal

    “So, why aren’t you drinking again?” As if we’ve discussed it before. We have not.
  • Choice Words by Chantelle
    Published 4 months ago
    In Defence of Drinking Alone

    In Defence of Drinking Alone

    Before we begin, a disclaimer: I am not a health blogger. I regularly eat chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, and I think Tortilla Chips with cheese on them is a completely acceptable meal to eat in bed. I will not ever be the person you come to for tips on the 5:2 diet, and I roll my eyes whenever I hear the phrase ‘gluten-free.’ I sometimes eat salad, I often eat cheese, and when my friends text me incessantly enough I go to spin classes and complain the entire time. I do not understand quinoa, and I will throw things at you if you call any food ‘super.’ Also, wine is joy.
  • Emily Christyson
    Published 4 months ago
    Getting Sober at 28

    Getting Sober at 28

    I never thought I would be an advocate for AA, for recovery, for sobriety. Let’s be honest—I never thought sobriety, recovery, or AA would be in my life—especially not at 28—but here we are.
List
  • Amanda Fleites
    Published about a month ago
    The Craziest Happy Hour Deals Around the Country

    The Craziest Happy Hour Deals Around the Country

    Happy hour is an all too well-known concept where bars and restaurants offer half -price drinks and appetizers or deals on specific drinks and appetizers, normally in the late afternoon from around 4 to 6 PM. Sometimes you find those bars that have signs outside like “Happy Hour all day,” and they are always a good find and a place you'll remember, or maybe not, I don't know.
  • Amanda Fleites
    Published 2 months ago
    10 Halloween-Inspired Drinks

    10 Halloween-Inspired Drinks

    Everyone knows that your favorite cocktails are like candy for adults. If you are looking to impress your friends by throwing an over-the-top Halloween party, or prefer watching some scary movies on the couch, nothing will get you feeling like a child making their Halloween costume again like brewing some Halloween-inspired drinks.
  • Prudence is Late
    Published 3 months ago
    Drinking Games, Recently Invented

    Drinking Games, Recently Invented

    As a child I always loved creating games. Is it because I love control and also talking and telling others what to do? It's possible. But whatever ✨ That's for another time.
Review
  • Alexis Hustus
    Published 2 years ago
    The Ginger Tea Reviews: Darjeeling and Pear Sangria

    The Ginger Tea Reviews: Darjeeling and Pear Sangria

    Hello, and welcome back to another fruity edition of the Ginger Tea Reviews! Tea is my passion, and I am making it my goal to share my passion with the world! Today, we are going to be talking about a recipe from a great cook book, The Culinary Tea.
  • EmmaLeigh Rivera
    Published 2 years ago
    The Tipple Tattle: Bonneville Brewery

    The Tipple Tattle: Bonneville Brewery

    About 30 minutes outside of Salt Lake City, nestled in the small town of Tooele is a great craft brewery called Bonneville Brewery. Now, Utah isn't traditionally known for their alcohol but with a new generation of brewers on the rise, Utah is quickly becoming fertile ground for the growing industry. Bonneville is what I would describe as the perfect brewpub with a great balance between innovative brews and delicious eats.
  • Bum Wine Bob
    Published 2 years ago
    BWB Malt Beverage Of The Week — ZIMA

    BWB Malt Beverage Of The Week — ZIMA

    ZIMA is BACK! If you've been living under a rock for the last month and haven't heard the news, the original flavored malt beverage, Zima is back for a limited time only!
Wine
  • Lena Bailey
    Published 2 months ago
    Wine

    Wine

    So I just started the journey of tasting and enjoying wine this past October. So like a good nerd, I did my research about the best type of wine and the benefits (and risks) of drinking wine. So before we talk about the benefits or the risks, we need to talk about the proper glass size. Experts say that the proper serving size is about a 5-ounce pour and women should have one glass a day while men can drink two. So let's dive into the benefits first.
  • Jus L'amore
    Published 3 months ago
    Amazing Wine Country Destinations Across America

    Amazing Wine Country Destinations Across America

    Wine. One of my most favorite topics to discuss. Seeing it, holding it, tasting it, feeling it. You name it, I love it. While I have ventured out to many wineries in New Jersey—heck, I even got married at one—I still have much wine exploring to do on my bucket list. Of course, I have a few international wine destinations like Italy and France, but I would be just as lucky to visit one of America's wineries, as they have some of the best tasting grapes in the world. From New York and Virginia's rolling hills to the breathtaking, sun-kissed views of California and everywhere in between, the US is full of award-winning, amazing wine country destinations that are just waiting for my visit. On top of that, even if the wine tours don't have your taste buds rejoicing in flavor, at least you get to sit back and relax, sniff, swirl, and try different wines. Who knows, hopefully you can get yourself a nice little buzz to take home with you. Responsibly that is.
  • Clayton Oberquell
    Published 4 months ago
    Yes, You Can Grow Wine Grapes in Montana!

    Yes, You Can Grow Wine Grapes in Montana!

    It began with a simple trip to the Ace Hardware garden center. I was browsing over their trees, shrubs, and vegetable plants for sale when lo and behold... I saw some table grape plants.