Portugal's vibrant white is the season's dream wine
Nov 18, 2014 12:30 pm
‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining, and the adaptability of Vinho Verde makes it an excellent option for all the festivities. From indulgent party appetizers to classic dinners and desserts, Portugal’s signature white pairs seamlessly with sugar, spice and everything nice. Some pairing ideas — and a Portuguese cheese puff recipe — after the jump.
You might think that there are too many coconut water brands out there and you just might be correct in believing that. You might think that they all taste about the same. And we agreed...until we sampled Harmless Harvest. So just why might you have not yet heard of the company that we claim is bottling the best stuff? We caught up with co-founder Justin Guilbert to discuss.
As the colder months set in, warming up with a sturdy, stirred drink seems spot-on. However, tequila is not the first spirit that comes to mind for most. Offering a twist for those who might otherwise order a Manhattan or Old Fashioned, the Salty Air features the distinct Espolón Añejo.
If you're going to rely on coffee to get you to Friday afternoon, you should know it a little more intimately than "cup 1, cup 2..." and so forth. That's right, we're talking straight chemistry. Ever heard of a little nucleoside called called adenosine? Did we lose you? Come on back, it's just the science of caffeine receptors. Fill up cup 3 and learn exactly why you're watching this video so attentively.
A boozy New World explorer confronts Old World bias
Nov 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Amid his ongoing quest to chronicle America's most underrated off-the-beaten-path wineries, our traveling correspondent Dan Dunn stops for a sip — OK, several — in New York, where he meets with some renowned sommeliers to discuss a sticky issue: how U.S. wine stacks up against the French stuff. You can probably guess how that contest played out.
Drink concoctions to mix up for just about everyone
Nov 11, 2014 4:00 pm
We've assembled a slideshow of 10 of our recent Cocktails of the Week to help move your workweek along. Back by popular demand, our weekly column is designed to help the home bartender — from beginner to aspiring pro — craft classic and modern drinks. Start putting together these 10 recipes and you'll soon forget that happy hour has yet to (technically) begin.
Bridlewood pairs sea salts and wine to tasty effect
Nov 10, 2014 1:30 pm
Cheese and wine? Been there. Chocolate and wine? Done that. Salt and wine? Now there’s an idea! If you happen to stop by Bridlewood Estate Winery, located along the verdant California Central Coast near Santa Barbara, ask what best complements their varietals of California wine and you might be surprised at their answer — salt! Read on.
The race for craft beer domination is coming from the very top of the industry and it’s making a lot of people angry. News broke Wednesday that Bend, OR's 10 Barrel Brewing Company will be Anheuser-Busch’s third craft acquisition in as many years, followed by a wave of mixed emotions from those who support the industry. As the dust settles, one thing becomes very clear: craft brewery acquisitions aren’t going to stop any time soon but they may actually be what keep craft beer in check.