Cheese makes a great bottle of wine come alive. Though we've all probably encountered our fair share of underwhelming cheese plates, once you understand the key components that make them dynamic, you'll have a quick go-to in your holiday entertaining bag of tricks that will delight the people you care about just as much as anything you could have slaved over.
When someone hands you a glass of wine and says, “Here, try this Cali Chardonnay,” it’s hard to be objective. Without realizing it, you’re already judging the wine based on all the Cali Chard you’ve had in the past, or what people have told you about it. That’s partly why, hands down, the best way to get to know wine is to blind taste on a regular basis. Rachel Signer breaks down the best ways to conduct such a tasting and keep even your most educated drinkers guessing.
If there’s one ingredient that goes great in cocktails, it’s ginger. Let’s face it, it’s something of a bartender’s Band-Aid when it comes to fixing up a drink, and I’ll be damned if it’s not delicious. Here's how to make a simple ginger syrup and how best to use it in cocktails.
It turns out that craft beer can be a pretty profitable business. Sierra Nevada, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious craft brewers, has been awarded a valuation of $1.3 billion, according to Bloomberg. That’s a lot of dough (or should we say yeast?) for a company that has risen to prominence on a style that once nearly went extinct: the pale ale.
Craft beers have long been touted as great for pairing with hearty meals, but what happens when one of the most classic ingredients in American cuisine — the mushroom — becomes part of the beer itself? In a word: awesomeness. Here's what you need to know, and bottles you need to drink.
While hardcore coffee fans debate bean-to-water ratios, there's significant buzz building over another area of the coffee world. It's Bulletproof Coffee, the so-called toxin-free miracle drink that promises to help you lose weight and improve brain function — all by adding unsalted butter made from grass-fed cows and a coconut oil derivative directly into your daily cup. We wanted to find out what two coffee experts thought of the taste.
Answer quickly — what’s the world’s most popular spirit? We bet you may not have said soju. On the latest episode of VICE Munchies’ Al-Kee-Hol series, correspondent Charlet Duboc explores the storied drinking culture in South Korea’s capital city. Take a look.
Two new individual automated pourover coffeemakers for the home recently came onto the scene: Chemex’s Ottomatic and Ratio. Both are very sleek and look nice on your countertop. But automation has been pretty absent for the professionals at the coffee shop. That is, until Poursteady recently entered the market.