Ever dreamed of a romantic getaway traveling throughout Italy and visiting their finest wine regions? Italy’s breathtaking scenery and geographically different regions create a plethora of wines for our tasting pleasure. Next to France, Italy is the largest producer of wine filling Italy with many exquisite vineyards. As of late, Italy boasts 350 official wine varieties and over 1.5 million acres of land dedicated to growing grapes. [Read more…]
In the words of Holden Caulfield, “People always clap for the wrong things.” However, great rye whiskey will always have us clapping for all of the right reasons. There is no better way to wind down from a long day, week, month, year, or even hour than some whiskey. Whiskey is relaxing, and can the edge off of life for a little while. Believe it or not, it is also one of the ways people from around the world can connect. Whisk(e)y is produced in countries worldwide, from Japan to Scotland to India to Australia to Ireland to right here in the United States. In this blog, we will take a look at a whiskey that is made in the US of A: rye whiskey. [Read more…]
As the story goes, Hugh Malone was an Irish immigrant in the 1800s who loved to brew. Hugh was the son of a shepherd and kept a pet falcon as a boy. He moved to the United States at the fine age of 66, and settled into Portland, Maine. It was there he began brewing his excellent beers. Hugh’s secret was the strategic addition of hops to the boiling kettle, for at this time hops was known as a reliable preserver but not as a flavoring agent. Since then hops flavored beers have become extremely popular.
Good things come in threes. Three things are coming your way. Fall, football, and beer. Now, maybe you are still enjoying the last bit of summer, but at least in the back of your head, you need to start thinking about this very serious matter of football and fall beer. Pretty soon you will be pulling on a hoodie, starting a bonfire or firing up the grill. Grab a football and a cold beer and you are ready to go. Here are four of the best fall beers whether you are preparing for a football game, a birthday party, or just a relaxing evening at home.
One of the best ways to spend a late summer evening is to enjoy an excellent charcoaled chicken and a cold, refreshing beer. Some brilliant person came up with the great idea to combine the two. This is done by cooking the chicken over a can of beer. This not only looks cool and tastes great, but the chickens usually have even browning on the exterior and the dark and light meat both cook at appropriate temperatures.
Beer: delicious. Cheese: delicious. What’s the best thing to do with two delicious items? Combine them of course! Beer cheese is a Kentucky favorite, and can be turned into soup, fondue, dip, and sauce.
Wine and summer, summer and wine. The two just go together. They both stand for relaxation, joy, and an enthusiasm for life. The craving for a relaxing bottle of wine can really kick in after a long week of work. But some wines go better with summer than others, and that is what we are here for: to help you sort through the wine jungle. Check out this list of six of the best wines as you enjoy the rest of your summer.
Bad news: There is only about a month of summer left. Labor Day is fast approaching, and before you know it you’ll need that fall jacket again. So squeeze every bit of juice still left from this summer while you can, especially if that juice is spiked. Speaking of which, the best way to enjoy this time is with some summer alcoholic drinks, so here are a few recipes from delish.com so you can enjoy the rest of your summer to the fullest.
There are good cigars, and then there are those hard to find, incredibly flavorful cigars that are treated as almost a legend for generations. Some of the best are also the hardest to get a hold of. The famous Padron series is one of those, as are La Aurora Preferdos, and the Opus X line. What are these legendary cigars, what makes them great, and how can you get a hold of them?
A lot of drinks are pretty easy to make. Throw a few ingredients together, mix them up, make sure the proportions are right, and boom you have a cocktail. But why not challenge yourself as a bartender? Switch it up, struggle to make something for a change. If that sounds enticing, trying your hand at a Rum Martinez could be the move for you.