How To Host Your Own Blind Wine Tasting

Bring the wine and foil, we supply the format
Jan 22, 2015 1:00 pm

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.

How To Make Ginger Syrup Without A Mess, While Avoiding Shredded Knuckles

Seriously, this cocktail add-in so easy to make
Jan 22, 2015 11:00 am

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.

Sierra Nevada Founder Ken Grossman Made A Billion In The Hoppy Beer Game

Changing tastes has translated to big business
Jan 22, 2015 9:00 am

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. 

Mushrooms Have Entered The Craft Beer Game

Savory umami, balancing with malt, can be great
Jan 21, 2015 1:00 pm

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.

Butter, Beans, Blah! 3 Coffee Experts Taste Test Bulletproof Coffee.

Coffee spiked with butter? It's a growing trend.
Jan 20, 2015 10:00 am

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.

Watch Vice Get Soju Blasted In Seoul

South Korea is serious about its drinking
Jan 20, 2015 9:30 am

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.

Startup Poursteady Thinks Robots Can Make Better Pour Over Coffee Than You

And execs at Facebook apparently agree
Jan 19, 2015 9:00 am

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.

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