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  • Jason Suttie
    Published 4 days ago
    The Wine Industry Adapts with Virtual Wine Tasting Events

    The Wine Industry Adapts with Virtual Wine Tasting Events

    For wine lovers all over the world one of the best innovations to come out of lockdown has been virtual wine tasting events.
  • Jennifer Barnes
    Published 4 days ago
    The Best 10 Tequilas to Sip on All Summer Long

    The Best 10 Tequilas to Sip on All Summer Long

    Hot summer days are quickly approaching, and what better way to spend the summer sitting by the pool or soaking in the sun than with some delicious tequilas. Check out our list of tequilas that will have you buzzin’ all summer long.
  • Rana Ali
    Published 11 days ago
    Go Hard at Home

    Go Hard at Home

    I always knew I’d be an alcoholic. It was a bit of a delayed vice due to the insufferable tendency some bald bitch had of playing God.
  • Erica Wagner
    Published 13 days ago
    The spicy delights of a Bloody Mary

    The spicy delights of a Bloody Mary

    Hemingway thought it was “worthless” to make less than a pitcher of Bloody Marys. While I agree in spirit – pun intended – in practice I make do with a glass. Why did lockdown call up a craving for a Bloody Mary? Maybe because I could tell myself it was almost more of a snack than a drink (and healthy at that! Tomatoes! Celery!) but maybe because a Bloody Mary makes me think of my Mom, who loved them and taught me to drink them. I lost her over a decade ago, my dad a couple of years before that; but they are present to me whenever I’m in the kitchen, and as I mix my Bloody Mary I can hear my mother’s ice clink in her glass.
  • Duncan Ainsworth
    Published 14 days ago
    Homebrew Mead

    Homebrew Mead

    So recently I wrote about my experiences with making mead and experiencing with different flavour combinations, so now I figured I would share my process of how I made it.
  • Daniel Goldman
    Published 14 days ago
    Sipping on a Long Pepper Cocktail

    Sipping on a Long Pepper Cocktail

    Spices are wonderful additions to any cocktail bar. They make useful garnishes, but they can be part of the base flavor of a cocktail as well. One spice that I always have on hand is the long pepper. This relative of black pepper has a distinct sweet aroma and flavor, and adds a unique touch to cocktails.
Staff Picks
  • The Beer Collection
    Published about a month ago
    Brewing Your Own Beer, 101

    Brewing Your Own Beer, 101

    A new series, aimed at the novice or wannabe homebrewer
  • Regina Bass
    Published about a month ago
    Bartending School - Is it worth it?

    Bartending School - Is it worth it?

    Making drinks has always been a big hobby of mine. I was a barista for a few years, and had experience both teaching and attending numerous coffee seminars. I watched the World Barista Championship for fun, and I was practically a caffeine addict by the age of 14 (although that's another story) . Making artisan drinks was fun, and with the amount of time I spent exploring different concoctions, it came to no surprise that I would soon venture towards mixology as well. As an 18 year old from California I wasn't even sure I was legally allowed to attend a bartending school. But one morning I found myself calling a local bartending school for more information, and that same week I was enrolled.
  • Kate Crouthamel Nelson
    Published 2 months ago
    5 Reasons My First Attempt at Quitting Drinking Failed

    5 Reasons My First Attempt at Quitting Drinking Failed

    5 Reasons My First Attempt at Quitting Drinking Failed
  • George Swagger
    Published 3 months ago
    Alcohol Pairing Tips From Experts

    Alcohol Pairing Tips From Experts

    Planning to host a dinner party soon? Impress your guests by delivering a great dining experience through impeccable alcohol pairing. Alcohol pairing is a skill that can be learned by simply combining good tastes. When you carefully curate your alcohol pairing, you are also enhancing the taste of the alcohol, as well as the food and cigar collection that you paired it with.
  • Marcia Frost
    Published 6 months 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 6 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.
Featured Collections
Alcohol
  • Femicure Healthcare
    Published about a month ago
    Does Alcohol Affect Male Fertility? Facts You Need To Know

    Does Alcohol Affect Male Fertility? Facts You Need To Know

    A person’s overall health and well-being depend on various aspects. Most people are very much aware of the fact that alcohol abuse can cause various health problems. However, very few people are aware that regular consumption of alcohol can also damagingly impact male fertility. Traditionally, it used to be believed that women should not drink while pregnant, but it is only half-truth. Alcohol consumption, even before pregnancy, can also cause some serious problems with fertility, especially to the male as per the fertility doctors in India.
  • Ashley Terrell
    Published about a month ago
    VODKA:  The Multi-purpose Household Essential

    VODKA: The Multi-purpose Household Essential

    When I began drinking vodka, I didn't agree with the taste very well. Perhaps due to my lack of alcohol knowledge at a young age, but the taste was rough and the after taste was awful. I didn't care if you mix it with orange juice, kool-aid, punch, or soda - I was not a fan of vodka!
  • Daniel Falconer
    Published 2 months ago
    Myths About Alcohol You Shouldn't Believe

    Myths About Alcohol You Shouldn't Believe

    If you’re of above legal drinking age, or for some of you, even if you’re below it, you’re likely to know exactly how it feels to go to the bar and order your first alcoholic drink. The excitement and buzz that comes with it, ahead of a night that’s usually packed full of more twists and turns than an episode of Game of Thrones. Chances are you’ve also heard some big claims made about drinking and everything that comes with it, so we’re here to separate the fact from the fiction with ten myths about alcohol you shouldn’t believe.
Bars
  • Mikkie Mills
    Published about a month ago
    The Rising Popularity of Breweries and Taprooms

    The Rising Popularity of Breweries and Taprooms

    Craft beer has become increasingly popular lately, and breweries and taprooms seem to be popping up all over the place. This is great news for beer lovers everywhere. There is nothing quite like the experience of sampling great beer straight from the brewery itself.
  • Troy Anderson
    Published 2 months ago
    Bar etiquette for idiots

    Bar etiquette for idiots

    After 14 years in the hospitality industry (working in bars, venues and restaurants) I have held pretty much every role on those hallowed grounds from manager to lowly bitch boy. Now you may refer to these establishments as the local, the boozer, the hunting grounds and for some less than honest spouses the office. For me it was hell. Not because of my colleagues or working within a high pressure industry (and trust me 20 impatient drunk people makes for a pretty high pressure environment) no! The single solitary component that made working in a pub feels like purgatory is you, the general public! However do not threat. For I am here to amend your horrendous habits and wicked ways. And teach you the correct way to behave in a drinking establishment. In essence this is a guide on how not to be a dick.
  • Jose Soto
    Published 4 months ago
    Prickly Elder: An Epicenter For Both Familiarity and Innovation

    Prickly Elder: An Epicenter For Both Familiarity and Innovation

    Isolated at the farthest western tip of Texas is a desertic and mountainous gem. With over 500 miles between it and Austin, its closest major Texan city, El Paso, Texas, has become a flamboyant hybrid of the American Dream and Mexican culture. Two miles south of El Paso is Ciudad Juárez, one of the most populous cities in Mexico. The only dividing apparatuses between the two major cities are the Rio Grande and four international bridges of entry.
Bartenders
  • Regina Bass
    Published about a month ago
    Bartending School - Is it worth it?

    Bartending School - Is it worth it?

    Making drinks has always been a big hobby of mine. I was a barista for a few years, and had experience both teaching and attending numerous coffee seminars. I watched the World Barista Championship for fun, and I was practically a caffeine addict by the age of 14 (although that's another story) . Making artisan drinks was fun, and with the amount of time I spent exploring different concoctions, it came to no surprise that I would soon venture towards mixology as well. As an 18 year old from California I wasn't even sure I was legally allowed to attend a bartending school. But one morning I found myself calling a local bartending school for more information, and that same week I was enrolled.
  • Savannah Aichem
    Published 3 months ago
    God's Favorite Bar

    God's Favorite Bar

    It’s often said that bartenders are like cheap therapists, and most days that feels like the truth. So, one day when I saw a reserved older man, sitting at the end of my bar all alone and looking like he had the world on his shoulders, naturally I went over and asked what he wanted to drink. He smiled kindly, his eyes crinkling around the edges just a little.
  • Shoshannah
    Published 5 months 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."
Beer
  • The Beer Collection
    Published 14 days ago
    Vegan Friendly? Think Before You Drink That Beer

    Vegan Friendly? Think Before You Drink That Beer

    If you read this article, you may be a vegetarian or a vegan and like beer. To you I say: Read on!
  • Andrew Dixon
    Published 16 days ago
    I Might Have to Sue Corona

    I Might Have to Sue Corona

    Upon reading this title, you might think I'm some idiot American, which is kind of true, I won't argue with that, but, I'm not thinking about suing the virus, I would obviously lose. The virus would mop the floor with me. I want to sue the beer company, and no I don't think that they started the virus either. They did unknowingly cause a kitchen fire in my house, but that's a different story. I have something else against them.
  • Lauren Allain
    Published 26 days ago
    Spada Farmhouse Brewery

    Spada Farmhouse Brewery

    Craft beer is not just having a moment. It’s here to stay. Gone are the days of walking into the grocery store to find five beer options, all brewed by the same company. Your local beer aisle might have hundreds of choices now. You could set off on a road trip to tour America’s small craft breweries and be gone for years sampling some of the best brews you’ve ever had the pleasure to taste. And on the way home, there would be a whole new bunch of craft breweries to visit. Craft beer isn’t going anywhere.
Cocktails
  • Erica Wagner
    Published 13 days ago
    The spicy delights of a Bloody Mary

    The spicy delights of a Bloody Mary

    Hemingway thought it was “worthless” to make less than a pitcher of Bloody Marys. While I agree in spirit – pun intended – in practice I make do with a glass. Why did lockdown call up a craving for a Bloody Mary? Maybe because I could tell myself it was almost more of a snack than a drink (and healthy at that! Tomatoes! Celery!) but maybe because a Bloody Mary makes me think of my Mom, who loved them and taught me to drink them. I lost her over a decade ago, my dad a couple of years before that; but they are present to me whenever I’m in the kitchen, and as I mix my Bloody Mary I can hear my mother’s ice clink in her glass.
  • Daniel Goldman
    Published 14 days ago
    Sipping on a Long Pepper Cocktail

    Sipping on a Long Pepper Cocktail

    Spices are wonderful additions to any cocktail bar. They make useful garnishes, but they can be part of the base flavor of a cocktail as well. One spice that I always have on hand is the long pepper. This relative of black pepper has a distinct sweet aroma and flavor, and adds a unique touch to cocktails.
  • Chelsea Swift
    Published 27 days ago
    New Skinny Frozen Limon | Recipe

    New Skinny Frozen Limon | Recipe

    Good morning beautiful boss babes, namaste, have a seat, and welcome back to your favorite blog, I will be your host: Queen of the Skinny drinks.
Diy
  • The Beer Collection
    Published about a month ago
    Brewing Your Own Beer, 101

    Brewing Your Own Beer, 101

    A new series, aimed at the novice or wannabe homebrewer
  • The Beer Collection
    Published 2 months ago
    Catch Wild Yeast

    Catch Wild Yeast

    An argument and primer to isolating your own yeast for brewing beer
  • Duncan Ainsworth
    Published 2 months ago
    Mead Making

    Mead Making

    Over the last 9 months or so, something I have been experimenting with has been making Mead. I have done a couple of batches with varying success on quality and like with my chilli plants it's still very much a learning process.
Fact Or Fiction
  • Alana Redmond
    Published 18 days ago
    8 Surprising Ways You Can Get a DUI

    8 Surprising Ways You Can Get a DUI

    When you hear “DUI,” most people immediately think of being arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence. However, many states have different policies on how and what is defined as a motor vehicle. Here are a few strange ways you can get a DUI.
  • Daniel Falconer
    Published 2 months ago
    Myths About Alcohol You Shouldn't Believe

    Myths About Alcohol You Shouldn't Believe

    If you’re of above legal drinking age, or for some of you, even if you’re below it, you’re likely to know exactly how it feels to go to the bar and order your first alcoholic drink. The excitement and buzz that comes with it, ahead of a night that’s usually packed full of more twists and turns than an episode of Game of Thrones. Chances are you’ve also heard some big claims made about drinking and everything that comes with it, so we’re here to separate the fact from the fiction with ten myths about alcohol you shouldn’t believe.
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published 2 years 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!
History
  • The Beer Collection
    Published about a month ago
    Let's have a Bush Beer at the Secret Pub

    Let's have a Bush Beer at the Secret Pub

    Ever heard of secret pubs? Hideouts in the bush where villagers would get together and drink beer? This is the story of Aitu and its neighbouring islands, part of the Cook island group. Read on to learn more about this lesser known and very local beer style!
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 3 months ago
    Who Was The Real Captain Morgan?

    Who Was The Real Captain Morgan?

    Captain Morgan is a name known far and wide, but today the only fear it generates is in people who can't quite remember what they did after their eighth shot of rum on Saturday night. However, unlike some products that come up with catchy names and memorable mascots to go with them, Captain Morgan was a real person. Beyond simply existing though, Captain Henry Morgan wrote his name in gunpowder and blood all throughout the Caribbean in the 1600s.
  • Pious
    Published 4 months ago
    Why haven’t humans ban alcohol?

    Why haven’t humans ban alcohol?

    In fact, many countries have banned alcohol, at some point in history. A typical example is the famous American period of Prohibition.
How To
Humanity
  • Rana Ali
    Published 11 days ago
    Go Hard at Home

    Go Hard at Home

    I always knew I’d be an alcoholic. It was a bit of a delayed vice due to the insufferable tendency some bald bitch had of playing God.
  • Rod Faulkner
    Published 2 months ago
    Alcoholic Beverages Taste Horrible

    Alcoholic Beverages Taste Horrible

    I remember being 8 years old and sneaking a sip of my uncle's can of Budweiser beer he usually kept in our refrigerator when he came to visit.
  • Isabelle Emma
    Published 2 months ago
    Giving up Alcohol in Your Early Twenties: My Story

    Giving up Alcohol in Your Early Twenties: My Story

    If you’d have told fresh-faced, eighteen year-old me that at twenty-two I would be writing an article for public consumption under this headline, I would have laughed in your face and taken a big swig of my G&T at such a ludicrous suggestion. And yet, here I am, having felt inclined to put pen to paper on this subject for months, the reasons leading up to which I will discuss below.
List
  • Daniel Falconer
    Published 2 months ago
    Best Wineries in Virginia

    Best Wineries in Virginia

    When it comes to the best wineries in Virginia, there are a lot of options and places to consider. While there are brilliant wineries all over the East Coast, nothing quite compares to Virginia. As the United States’ Wine Country, Virginia is home to all sorts of wineries and vineyards, making it a little tough at times to choose exactly where you should be heading for the best experience. To narrow down your search, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the best wineries in Virginia, so you can look through them and make an informed decision of where to go!
  • Steaaphen Davis
    Published 2 months ago
    Treat Your BBQ Guests to Four of the Best Cocktails

    Treat Your BBQ Guests to Four of the Best Cocktails

    The summer months will be rolling in soon and we all know what means. Backyards up and down the country will become the host to numerous BBQ’s on the weekends with hosts and guests all enjoying some great food and refreshing drinks. However, for the latter, it doesn’t always have to be cold beer. Why not try something a little different by adding some popular cocktails for your guests to drink?
  • Hollie Tury
    Published 5 months 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.
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 3 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
  • Jason Suttie
    Published 4 days ago
    The Wine Industry Adapts with Virtual Wine Tasting Events

    The Wine Industry Adapts with Virtual Wine Tasting Events

    For wine lovers all over the world one of the best innovations to come out of lockdown has been virtual wine tasting events.
  • Daniel Falconer
    Published 2 months ago
    Best Wineries in Virginia

    Best Wineries in Virginia

    When it comes to the best wineries in Virginia, there are a lot of options and places to consider. While there are brilliant wineries all over the East Coast, nothing quite compares to Virginia. As the United States’ Wine Country, Virginia is home to all sorts of wineries and vineyards, making it a little tough at times to choose exactly where you should be heading for the best experience. To narrow down your search, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the best wineries in Virginia, so you can look through them and make an informed decision of where to go!
  • Wine Cellar Innovations
    Published 4 months ago
    97 Wine Terms Every Wine Lover Should Know

    97 Wine Terms Every Wine Lover Should Know

    Whether you are into wine-making or just seeking to learn more about fine wines, these terms will broaden your understanding. Wine-lovers can add to the following wine terms their vocabulary as they explore the wide array of wines originating from many wine-producing regions of the world.