There is perhaps no wine more emblematic of summer than a chilled rosé, but there are plenty of other bottles, white and red alike, that should be opened with relish as the steak sizzles in the background.
We asked our crew of beer experts—all Certified Cicerones—for their thoughts on the most exciting craft beer scenes outside the US. Here are their picks for the beer-producing nations you should definitely have on your radar.
The mixed drinks at one bar might be double what they cost at another cocktail-conscious watering hole. How are cocktail prices determined, and what goes into setting the prices for a full cocktail menu?
Are ice balls better in cocktails than standard kitchen cubes? Does clear ice melt slower than cloudy ice? In order test out the fancy new Wintersmiths iceballer, I looked further into all of these questions.
The slightly smoky side of Zucca makes it a perfect companion to Scotch in this delicious cocktail made fizzy with bitter lemon soda.
From your traditional cherry and orange bitters to more esoteric styles such as hop and fig, here are some new cocktail bitters to seek out.
Work some berries into your happy hour repertoire.
Wondering how to make better coffee in a French press? Technique and tips, plus the science behind why this brewing method is a bit different from the rest.
We asked our crew of friendly beer experts—all Certified Cicerones—for their list of essential beers you really should try.
I maintain that green smoothies should be fun, friendly, and easy to like. This combination of frozen banana, fresh peach, coconut water (or pineapple juice), and mild but plentiful baby spinach is jazzed up with lime and cilantro. It's creamy from the banana and just the right thickness to sip through a straw.
One of the best parts about late spring/early summer: berry season. One of the worst parts about berry season: picking seeds out of your teeth.
Should you put your vermouth in the fridge? Should you try using a wine-saver system or rebottling into smaller bottles? I put a few vermouth-storage methods to the test to figure out the best way to make that bottle last.
It's time to break out of your lemonade rut and get to know a dozen of the world's favorite summer coolers.
The same beer can cost $5 at one bar and $8 at another. What gives? We investigate how the owners of bars and restaurants set beer prices, and what you're paying for when you buy a pint.
Bartenders share their favorite cocktail books—beyond the classics.
Here are 10 flavored vodkas that have won over even the biggest flavored vodka cynic—yours truly.
The beer that's best with burgers probably isn't going to do much for your grilled lobster tails or jerk chicken. If you want a beer that's going to make every element of your grilled feast taste even better, you've got some decisions to make. I'm here to help.
Beyond making sure to have flawless sanitation, what else can you do to brew better beer at home?
Rum is a category of spirits that offers many wonderful values—bottles that taste like they should cost way more than they actually do. You can very easily find great rums, both white and dark, under $20, and today, I'll introduce you to a few of my favorites.