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Wine Basics: A Short Course on the Different Types of Wine
Everything about wine is interesting. Stories say that wine was unintentionally discovered after the accidental fermentation of grapes in a container. Aside from its history, the different aspects of winemaking, such as the cultivation of grapevines, the various methods of fermenting grape juice, and other wine facts and figures never fail to enliven conversations among wine enthusiasts.
Bourbon Collage at Its Best
People who love to drink bourbon whiskey might like the idea of this collage. For myself, I don't mind occasionally having an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan. I have been bartending, as a side job, for weddings, banquets, or special events. Working as a side bartender, you could come up with some ideas to use as a mixed media artist. I came up with the idea of this bourbon collage that I titled "Bourbon at Its Best". This bourbon collage was put together with canvas board, decoupage, glue gun, fiskars scissors, acrylic paints, paper images, and red beads. It was an idea that came during the pandemic while I was not bartending due to lockdown. It is not a difficult project and the idea made me think back to some of my family members who like to drink bourbon whiskey on occasion.
How Moonshine is Made
Moonshine is a type of homemade alcohol that is made and sold in secrecy, often through illegal distribution. The term ¨moonshine” comes from the British verb moonshining, which refers to any job done in the late-night hours. Of course, this term applies perfectly to those responsible for making this highly concentrated alcohol, as they had to still illegal whisky out of sight from authorities. During the Colonial era of America, people would discreetly deliver illegal alcohol by concealing it in their tall riding boots, an action which earned the distributors the nickname bootleggers. People who operated illegal alcohol businesses and stills used the name moonshiners in order to conceal their shady deeds from the authorities. In the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, moonshiners figured out a way to conceal alcohol in racing cars in order to deliver them through the night. They would manually increase the horsepower of their vehicles in order to drive faster through the night and keep ahead of the police. This created a culture of car lovers in the United States, which ultimately manifested in the popular NASCAR races -- in fact, one of the racers in the first NASCAR race also used his car to deliver bootlegged alcohol.
What training do you need to become a pub landlord in the UK?
In the past, running a pub used to be a trade that was literally passed on from one generation to the next, without the need for any formal training.
Ten Iconic Bars In All Of FLORIDA
1. The Palace Saloon - Fernandina Beach The oldest bar in Florida. What a place to begin. The Palace Saloon has quite the history within the state, originally constructed as a haberdashery in 1878 and eventually becoming a bar in 1903. Visitors can still check out this historic gem and take a photo with the iconic pirate which dutifully guards the door. Located at 117 Centre St Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Bad Behavior Postpones the Return of Booze on Flights
Too Good to be True? Just when we thought things were finally getting back to normal... Lock downs have been lifted and smiling faces are visible once again, as almost half of Americans are vaccinated.
How many bubbles are in a glass of beer? The scientist really figured it out
It's another happy weekend. You and your friends have an appointment to go skewers, order two bottles of beer, and they are pouring into the glass, but the beer has a lot of bubbles and overflows as usual. These "annoying" bubbles will always mess up the desktop, but have you ever wondered how many "annoying" bubbles are there in a glass of beer?
Brooklyn or Bust: Best 5 Bars in the Borough
My Love Letter to Bed-Stuy and Down-to-Earth Dives Bedford-Stuyvesant: My neighborhood since 2019. In my short time going out here, I've found something I've never been able to fully grasp and hold onto unlike anywhere else: community and dive bars within walking distance.
5 Best Healthiest Drinks You Can Mix with Tequila Cocktail
Are you looking for the healthiest drinks to make your cocktails? If so, then you have to retire some of the recipes that contain added sugars. Here we have a few recipes for you that you must try. And if you love drinks then we recommend you must have a slim drink fridge too. Because slim drinks fridges showcase your beverage and keep them chilled.
How To Get Tipsy Around The World Without Leaving Your Living Room
As an international flight attendant, I flew with flight attendants from 140 different countries and the one thing we (almost) all bonded over while gossiping in the galley was drinking. I asked a handful of my non-American friends what their favorite drinks from home were and put together a short guide for you to get inspired by. From homemade liqueur with granny’s garden blackberries to vodka bottles containing grass blades, I guarantee you’ll learn something from this list and find a new favorite drink.
Possibly the most riffed on classic - The Penicillin cocktail - is without a doubt in need of a modernist revival! A simple blend of scotch whisky, lemon juice, honey, and ginger syrup, once used for its perceived medicinal properties, has been twisted, turned, shaken, and stirred, to create a plethora of variations.
10 Best Mother’s Day Wine Gifts
Mother’s day is celebrated for all the right reasons to honor motherhood, maternity, and so on. The pioneer of Mother’s day is Anna Jarvis and she strived for it to become a national holiday and then later 2nd Sunday of May was proclaimed as an international holiday. Now, it is celebrated among different communities and cultures across the world.