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  • Daniell LaFleur
    Published 9 days ago
    What they ask for "Whatever's good but not boozy."

    What they ask for "Whatever's good but not boozy."

    We've all been there. You're working the bar, making everyone's specific drinks as they ask for it and tell you exactly how they like it. Then someone comes up and says, "eh, I don't know, whatever's good but not too boozy."
  • Hollie Tury
    Published 10 days ago
    Top 9 Alcoholic Parma Violet Drinks

    Top 9 Alcoholic Parma Violet Drinks

    Alcoholic beverages and nostalgic sweets have always had a rather experimental relationship ever since the early days of unusual mixing. But, for a specific audience, a certain sweet comes to mind. And, when swirled with the perfect liquer, can often leave a punchy note that can make a collective Swizzels lover swoon. This, of course, is all about parma violets and all of their gorgeous glory.
  • Cheryl E
    Published 12 days ago
    How Dive Bars Got Their Name

    How Dive Bars Got Their Name

    The term “Dive bar”brings to mind various images, depending on what you have seen or heard. Many used to call this type of establishment a “hole in the wall”, where using the terminology of the day, the riff raff would hang out to drink, gamble, and find prostitutes. Older movies would often show preachers outside of these places telling the sinners to repent. “Dive bar” is considered a colloquial term used in the United States to describe a low income neighborhood bar where the local folks get together to drink and or socialize. Dive bar can also refer to a bar or pub that is disreputable, in poor condition, seedy, sinister, disreputable or considered a detriment or blight in the community.
  • Rebecca Siggers
    Published 14 days ago
    10 Surprising Health Benefits Of Wine

    10 Surprising Health Benefits Of Wine

    Wine is one of the most favoured across the world. The richness and sweetness of this drink are not the only reasons for its popularity. There are many other surprising yet lesser-known facts of this drink. Some may even say that wine is a thing that you should consume if you want to live a healthy and long life. It is indeed true, and also you will agree to this once we highlight the benefits of wine. Be it red, white, or rose, all wines have their unique taste, and more than that, the interests that each one of them has to offer.
  • Cheryl E
    Published 28 days ago
    My Unusual Relationship With Alcoholic Beverages

    My Unusual Relationship With Alcoholic Beverages

    The first time I was given a can of beer, I was 16 years old. I was at a party at the home of younger friend where everyone was drinking. I was seated on the stair steps as I took a few sips. I had only consumed half the can when I stood up.There was ringing in my ears and sounds were muffled. There was also a sensation of things around me seeming to fade as if I were going to black out. I had experience these same situation once before, at age 14. I was being injected with substances to find out what I was allergic to, when the ringing in the ears and sensation of blacking out came upon me.
  • David Wyld
    Published about a month ago
    The Winter Wine You Should Be Drinking (and Sharing) This Season

    The Winter Wine You Should Be Drinking (and Sharing) This Season

    As you consider the wine options this winter, skip the expected choice, and instead grab a bottle from Chile. Whether you’re roasting marshmallows, sitting down to a four-course meal or heading to a cocktail party, Carmenere may be the best red wine you haven’t yet tried.
Staff Picks
  • Marcia Frost
    Published about a month ago
    Spirits for Holiday Parties and Gifts

    Spirits for Holiday Parties and Gifts

    At one time, you could go into a store and find a liquor aisle to browse through. That aisle has now turned into a dozen aisles, with spirits you probably never even heard of. Some of those liquors you may never want or need. When you do want something different for a special occasion or a gift, how do you know where to start?
  • Laura Odegard
    Published 2 months ago
    How This Digital-First Winery Can Suggest Your Next Favorite Wine

    How This Digital-First Winery Can Suggest Your Next Favorite Wine

    When you first visit Winc.com, you’re greeted by a flashing message that promises the experience of a hand-delivered, hand-picked, and hand-crafted world of wine. Scroll down a bit, and you’ll find an easy-as-1-2-3 formula to discover the wine of your dreams: 1 quiz, 6 questions, 4 bottles and 5 million reviews. This pairs perfectly with their millennial-aged customer base who love to take quizzes to learn more about themselves.
  • Walter Rhein
    Published 5 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 6 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 7 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 10 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.
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Alcohol
  • Samara Robinson
    Published about a month ago
    Best bloody Mary Recipes to help your hangover after New Year Eve!

    Best bloody Mary Recipes to help your hangover after New Year Eve!

    ‘Party hard and drink harder’ is the universally accepted motto of the pub hopping social butterflies. But they always decide not to get so drunk the next day when the hangover hits them hard on their bodies. Innumerable glasses of water and multiple rounds of lemonades too fail to create the magic of getting them ready for yet another round of partying. ‘A weekend without a drink is a weekend wasted’ is what the ‘Party Gurus’ exclaim with their party pals. But a sloshy morning and a gloomy mood call for something effective. Effective like Bloody Mary.
  • Ryan P. Whitaker Jr.
    Published about a month ago
    A Number of Reasons Why Drinking in My Late 20s Changed Me

    A Number of Reasons Why Drinking in My Late 20s Changed Me

    Drinking sucks. Almost every person whose ever drank alcohol has drank to the point of contempt for the drug. It's a vicious poison that's destroyed many lives and has been the catalyst for more than a few "lazy Sundays."
  • Jaime Hunter
    Published 3 months 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.
Bars
  • Cheryl E
    Published 12 days ago
    How Dive Bars Got Their Name

    How Dive Bars Got Their Name

    The term “Dive bar”brings to mind various images, depending on what you have seen or heard. Many used to call this type of establishment a “hole in the wall”, where using the terminology of the day, the riff raff would hang out to drink, gamble, and find prostitutes. Older movies would often show preachers outside of these places telling the sinners to repent. “Dive bar” is considered a colloquial term used in the United States to describe a low income neighborhood bar where the local folks get together to drink and or socialize. Dive bar can also refer to a bar or pub that is disreputable, in poor condition, seedy, sinister, disreputable or considered a detriment or blight in the community.
  • Libby Furminger
    Published 2 months ago
    Brighton's Greatest Cocktail Bars

    Brighton's Greatest Cocktail Bars

    Brighton is a great city - "The LGBT+ Capital of the UK" and one of the most lively places in England.
  • S. Johnny
    Published 2 months ago
    Bar and Stool

    Bar and Stool

    Bar and Stool
Bartenders
  • Daniell LaFleur
    Published 9 days ago
    What they ask for "Whatever's good but not boozy."

    What they ask for "Whatever's good but not boozy."

    We've all been there. You're working the bar, making everyone's specific drinks as they ask for it and tell you exactly how they like it. Then someone comes up and says, "eh, I don't know, whatever's good but not too boozy."
  • Nathaniel Corns
    Published 8 months ago
    10 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Bartender

    10 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Bartender

    For the past three years I've had a part time job as a bartender to get me through university. This summer I'm about to graduate, which means leaving the bar work behind me for a full time job. I wanted to look back on the past three years and think about what advice I would give to past me to save myself (and you) some aggro. So I've compiled a list of 10 things you should know about bar tending based on my own experiences on the front line.
  • Boots Goodall
    Published 10 months ago
    6 Tips and Tricks; How to Get Hired in the Service/Alcohol Industry

    6 Tips and Tricks; How to Get Hired in the Service/Alcohol Industry

    Whether you're a uni student looking for some extra cash, something to put on your resume, in need of a short term job or really want to get into the service and alcohol industry, this is the article for you!
Beer
  • Jordan Davis
    Published 6 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 6 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 7 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
  • Rebecca Siggers
    Published 2 months ago
    Top 7 Sparkling Wine Cocktails to Spice up Your Weekend Parties

    Top 7 Sparkling Wine Cocktails to Spice up Your Weekend Parties

    As much you would love to have a glass of wine in your hand to get you through a hectic, monotonous work week, you can't do that! So, come the weekend, don't stop yourself from enjoying your much-deserved sparkling wine, surrounded by the people you love.
  • Amanda Harris
    Published 4 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 6 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.
Diy
  • Chelsea Swift
    Published 2 months ago
    Skinny Blood Orange Cranberry Recipe

    Skinny Blood Orange Cranberry Recipe

    Welcome to your skinny holiday drink guide, I'll be your truthful host this season. (throws glitter)
  • 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.
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 3 months 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 8 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 9 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 7 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 7 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 7 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
  • Cheryl E
    Published 28 days ago
    My Unusual Relationship With Alcoholic Beverages

    My Unusual Relationship With Alcoholic Beverages

    The first time I was given a can of beer, I was 16 years old. I was at a party at the home of younger friend where everyone was drinking. I was seated on the stair steps as I took a few sips. I had only consumed half the can when I stood up.There was ringing in my ears and sounds were muffled. There was also a sensation of things around me seeming to fade as if I were going to black out. I had experience these same situation once before, at age 14. I was being injected with substances to find out what I was allergic to, when the ringing in the ears and sensation of blacking out came upon me.
  • Victoria Towery
    Published 5 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 6 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.
List
  • Hollie Tury
    Published 10 days ago
    Top 9 Alcoholic Parma Violet Drinks

    Top 9 Alcoholic Parma Violet Drinks

    Alcoholic beverages and nostalgic sweets have always had a rather experimental relationship ever since the early days of unusual mixing. But, for a specific audience, a certain sweet comes to mind. And, when swirled with the perfect liquer, can often leave a punchy note that can make a collective Swizzels lover swoon. This, of course, is all about parma violets and all of their gorgeous glory.
  • Amanda Fleites
    Published 4 months 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 4 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.
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
  • Rebecca Siggers
    Published 14 days ago
    10 Surprising Health Benefits Of Wine

    10 Surprising Health Benefits Of Wine

    Wine is one of the most favoured across the world. The richness and sweetness of this drink are not the only reasons for its popularity. There are many other surprising yet lesser-known facts of this drink. Some may even say that wine is a thing that you should consume if you want to live a healthy and long life. It is indeed true, and also you will agree to this once we highlight the benefits of wine. Be it red, white, or rose, all wines have their unique taste, and more than that, the interests that each one of them has to offer.
  • David Wyld
    Published about a month ago
    The Winter Wine You Should Be Drinking (and Sharing) This Season

    The Winter Wine You Should Be Drinking (and Sharing) This Season

    As you consider the wine options this winter, skip the expected choice, and instead grab a bottle from Chile. Whether you’re roasting marshmallows, sitting down to a four-course meal or heading to a cocktail party, Carmenere may be the best red wine you haven’t yet tried.
  • Jason Martinez
    Published 2 months ago
    8 Excellent Wine and Candy Pairings

    8 Excellent Wine and Candy Pairings

    Wine is supposed to be fun but it’s so often wrapped up in pomp and circumstance that it can be a little hard to remember that. A great way to reintroduce fun with wine is pairing it with candy. Whether you’re a glass at the end of a long workday type or a social type hosting a dinner party, you can combine your favorite sweet treats, like milk chocolate to sour candies, with a wine pairing for an elevated and delicious adult dessert. You don’t have to be a sommelier to find the perfect pairing, we’ve provided a number of combinations and why they work together.