happy hour

Is This The End Of Happy Hour As We Know It?

Workers taking brews home, leaving bars empty
Nov 12, 2012 3:31 pm

Is the tradition of grabbing a cold one after a hard day’s work coming to an end? That’s what a Reuters article is hinting at, citing various factors that have contributed to a five percent decrease in U.S. beer consumption and a shift from on-premise to off-premise drinking.

Some Call It Apéritif, Others Aperitivo. But What The Hell Does It All Mean?

There's a reason you should drink before dinner
Sep 6, 2012 2:01 pm

The French call it apéritif and the Italians, aperitivo. Roughly translated, the term means "to open" or "opener" and refers to an alcoholic beverage that is meant as an appetizer. This tradition is one that I am particularly fond of, as it sets the scene perfectly for dinner.

Graffigna Pinot Grigio Review

An Argentinian take on the cool white wine
Jun 27, 2011 2:31 pm
photo: Jiuck on Flickr

Many bottles pass through the offices of Food Republic for review, and we usually spare you the gory details of our taste tests. We're not wine snobs by any means; we're just looking for something suitable to sip.

Pinot Grigio tends to fall by the wayside here. It's typically drinkable especially when cold but we always seem to be looking for more gusto from...


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