When it comes to brewing the best beers, there is one ingredient that can make or break a brew. Although some people may not like hoppy beers, a beer without hops would taste sickly sweet. Different varieties of beer use various amounts of hops to achieve a sweeter or more bitter flavor. Let’s dive into… Read more »
Have you ever sipped on a delicious glass of champagne and wondered, how is this different from a sparkling wine? Is it in how they are made, the type of grape used, or where they are made? Similar to how all Kleenexes are tissues but not all tissues are Kleenexes, champagne and prosecco are both… Read more »
When choosing a wine and cheese pairing, many people have a few go-to staples–usually a classic red wine with a simple cheese. When making a good wine and cheese pairing, both flavor profiles must balance one another out well. As a rule of thumb, sweet wines call for funkier cheeses, while fatty, creamy cheeses taste best when… Read more »
It’s common knowledge that many varieties of wine improve with age. Many vintages are stored for years before they even grace the shelves or are available for sale, though others aren’t cellared or aged. Fine wines, on the other hand, can come with specific storage instructions. For even casual wine drinkers, the way wines are… Read more »
The holiday season has returned. Many have begun planning meals, gifts, and safely navigating visiting friends and family this year. Aside from making the perfect dishes to don your holiday table, some are still not sure about the wine that should be served with dinner. Often, the wine chosen at holiday mealtimes is more of… Read more »
The days are getting shorter, the leaves are missing from the trees, and the cozy, sun-lit days of fall are ushering in the colder temps. Even if you’re a boardshorts-wearing tan line sporting summer fan, you can stop mourning the end of the sunny season and welcome back the delicious dark beers of the fall.… Read more »
Since the quarantine began, we’ve basically been stuck inside binging streaming services and sipping glasses of wine on the couch. Not that there is anything wrong with that, of course, but you might be curious about branching out your palate. Especially if you are still ignoring wine labels and buying your wine from a box,… Read more »
Pairing food and beer is especially fun for those of us that might not be as experienced as the sommelier at our favorite restaurant.
There are thousands of varieties of whiskey (or whisky, depending on the area of the world) In this blog, we take a look at the big five.
There’s a little confusion about what people can and cannot do in regards to home brewing and distilling. Learn about the laws in your area.