Now that we have the red blends of Languedoc under our belt, it’s time to move on to elevating your holiday table even further, which is a lot easier than you think with other wine finds from this region. Known for its lush landscape and brilliant sunshine, in addition to exceptional red blends, Languedoc offers a variety of white varietal-based wines that make ideal partners when it comes to pairing every aspect of your meal. Here is some more information, along with five bottles to look out for.
Long before the cocktail was, well, a cocktail, there was punch. While the word “cocktail” was first mentioned in print in 1798 in London, punch had its first recipe mentioned in 1670. So just how has the big bowl that has become synonymous with insipid fruit juices and bad hooch evolved over the years? And why are we officially declaring it time for a punch comeback? Read on.
Keep New Year's resolutions with Portuguese whites
Dec 17, 2014 4:15 pm
"Lose weight. Save money. Spend more time with family and friends.” These three aspirations, coupled with “enjoy life more” and “learn new things,” are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions people make every year. What does this have to do with Portugal’s signature white, Vinho Verde? It just happens to be a wine that ensures all of these declarations are answered, so while you enjoy something that tastes great — you’ll also relish a refreshing way to reach your goals.
You're probably using the wrong glass for your beer. Heck, you're probably drinking it out of the bottle, which we have no problem with. But should you seek the proper glass for your excellent brew, the good dudes at Aberdeenshire Scotland-basedBrewDog provide a quick and dirty tutorial on sipping (or pounding, if that's your fancy) from the right vessel.
The wine app Delectable allows users to snap a photo of a label, click send, then will catalog the bottle and showcase it for your network of friends. A social network devoted to wine? Sounds like a strong idea on its own. Now, the app, which has a devoted following amongst sommeliers, winemakers and devoted wine consumers (like me), has tapped some of its most well-known users for a series of curated hashtags.
With today’s historic news of the restoring of relations between Cuba and the United States, ending an over 50-year import embargo, some are asking: what does it mean for the rum industry? As of now, there's a short and shorter answer.
One can find a little of everything in Hong Kong. A truly international city, it’s packed with restaurants representing a broad range of cuisines and some of the best third-wave coffee shops in the world. The cocktail scene continues to grow with exciting new spots, classic destinations and hidden lounges in highrises, many of them with rooftop patios. Here are 10 of Hong Kong’s best for cocktail lovers and seekers of the refined, the unusual and the highly potent.
How far would you go for a decent gin and tonic? Many of us are prepared to splurge on good gin. And, a good number have figured out that good gin is a waste if it isn’t topped off with good tonic. It makes up three quarters of the drink, after all. But, few of us have trekked deep into central Africa on a quest for the perfect mixer to match our high-end hooch. For the founders of Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water, however, this bold mission made some sense.