In Around The World In 80 Wine Varietals, contributor Chantal Martineau unearths how a particular grape drinks differently around the globe and recommends five bottles from around the globe. Next up, Gamay.
Japanese whisky always seemed to take a backseat to other whiskies, but no more. Japanese whiskies in general and Chichibu Malts in particular are now ranked among the best in the world. Here are tasting notes from five whiskies you'll wanna know about, from whisky authority and author Elizabeth Riley Bell.
Sausage, meat, sauerkraut, potatoes. Are we right?
Nov 20, 2013 3:00 pm
While you may immediately think of turkey as the quintessential fall food, we’re holding off for a week to bring you a recommendation from the Alsace region of France, choucroute garnie. Traditionally, the dish is paired with an Alsatian Riesling for the balance of its acidity and sweetness to the dish's massive heaviness. But breaking the rules for the sake of perfection, here are five beers to drink with my favorite pairing dish of the fall.
It's all there: The old-timey outfits, the dedication to craft, the rhetoric about corporate beer. But the sibling founders of 7 Brothers Brewery take craft brewing to ridiculous extremes in this funny clip from the new sketch comedy series on IFC, The Birthday Boys, which airs Friday nights at 10:30 p.m. Eastern. Take a look.
Autumn fruit liqueurs to keep around through winter
Nov 19, 2013 4:30 pm
Step back from the pumpkin beer for just a second, and sip on a glass of pure cold-weather goodness. We've infused vodka 3 ways so far this fall, each one more delicious than the last. Check out our step-by-step how-to guides so you have no reason not to bust out a bottle of pumpkin hooch all Harry Potter-style and be the hero of the fall cocktail party.
Purls will be a feature of the cocktail menu at Analogue, the new Chicago bar from Henry Prendergast and Robert Haynes (both of whom cut their teeth at the Violet Hour). Historically from England, a purl is beer with wormwood and other ingredients added to it, presumably to mask the taste of spoilt (or terrible) beer. Yes, you'll want to keep reading here.
Beer mile-runs: it's one way to keep warm this fall
Nov 15, 2013 1:30 pm
So running beer miles is something people are doing, according to running-centric website Competitor. Quick: think of your fastest mile. Now halve it, because a beer mile means you'll be drinking four beers containing at least 5% alcohol at quarter-mile intervals. Sound like fun? It doesn't? It's not supposed to be — it's endurance training. If you can run a mile with no problem, try running a mile with several beers in the tank.
Restaurant, bar and nightlife expert John Green has the sort of British accent and urgent tone you want in a guy who's trying to rescue your business. For the next eight Sundays or so on The Food Network, you can watch him help hapless bar and nightlife owners across the USA, putting a business-oriented beatdown to get these folks' dreams back on track. Here's his take on booze trends, bad bars and how often those beer tap lines need to be cleaned.