Mezcal vs. Tequila: The Difference

Gold tequila shots on rustic wood backgroundCinco de Mayo is approaching quickly, so what better way to celebrate than with some authentic Mexican liquor! Before you break open that bottle with “the worm” in it, you should understand exactly what it is you’re about to drink. [Read more…]

What is an IPA?

Hand holding green hops for beer making. There is beer and then there is an IPA. To a normal alcohol consumer this is just another beverage, although to a beer connoisseur it is a whole different world. IPAs have a rich tradition and embody a very special place in many people’s hearts. With such a strong following and such unique flavors it’s impossible to shy away from a frosty IPA. But before you order one the next time you are at the bar, take a moment to learn a little more about what makes this beer so great. [Read more…]

What You Need to Know About Rosé Wine

Bottle of rose wine with bunch of grapeRosé wine is often classified as a sophisticated wine that has a great taste. Rosé is unlike any other wine on the market, as it is neither a red or white wine, and instead it falls into a category of its own. The color of the wine is what distinguishes it from any other. It can vary from a slightly yellow-orange tint, to a vibrant pink, or even a purple, while its flavors can range from savory, sweet, and fruity. [Read more…]

The History of Moonshine

Four old pottery jugs in red and brown in front of a red brick wall.Moonshine is a rich part of American history. A drink that went virtually unchanged for over 100 years is still prevalent to this day. While moonshine is illegal in many states, its impact on the spirits industry should never be overlooked. [Read more…]

Steak and IPA: Best Grill and Beer Pairings

Close up of a man with an apron preparing vegetable and meat skewers on a charcoal grill while holding a glass of beer. There is nothing quite like a warm afternoon spent grilling with a beer in hand. Whether you are grilling up burgers, steaks, sausages, or any other delicious variety of grill-worthy food, it is always worth it to pair your dish with a great beer. After countless hours of “research”, we put together a beer pairings guide that’ll help you pick that perfect brew every single time. [Read more…]

Learning How to Taste Wine

Woman Smelling a Glass of Wine in a vineyard with two menWhile many may believe that it takes a wine expert to truly taste wine, that is simply not the case. The process of tasting wine is very easy, it is something that anyone can learn to do. [Read more…]

The Amazing History of Cocktails

Salted rim martini glass with orange rind and black cocktail straw. The elegance and beauty of a cocktail cannot go without notice. From the fancy glass pieces specific to each kind of drink, to the final touches, each step is a process. Amazing mixtures of liquors and garnishes perfectly complement each other for an overall complete flavor immersion.

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Beer Basics for Newbies

Close up of two hands holding a pile of green hops for beer brewing.Beer. It has united people across the world for centuries. If you are new to beer, or just need a little help finding your go-to brew, you have come to the right place. This month we are getting back to our beer basics when it comes to beer styles, terminology, and history. [Read more…]

Burgundy Wine and Its Terroir

Vineyard in France during sunriseThere’s an incredible irony that many only know Burgundy as a rich shade of dark red, when the color itself originally comes from the color of the wines of that region. For those in France and the fans of French wine, the very opposite could be true. The fame of the Burgundy region for its wine in a country known for wine has many sources, but one term in particular – one that shows up in vineyards the world over – might be the biggest reason: terroir. [Read more…]

Local New England Distilleries at Go! Whisk(e)y Weekend, 2016

Whistle Pig Farm

Whistle Pig Farm

It’s that time of year again! From February 24th-28th, we will be holding the largest whisk(e)y event in New England, the 11th annual “Go! Whisk(e)y Weekend”. For the past decade, the action packed five day event has attracted people from all over the nation, hobbyists and experts alike. [Read more…]