It can be tricky to figure out what's causing your beer to have "that homebrew flavor." Here are some of the most common yeast-derived off flavors and how to avoid them.
It's been a banner year in the spirits industry, with incredible new releases flowing fast and furious. After reviewing dozens for this site (and drinking even more beyond that), it's always difficult for me to choose favorites. Still, you're wondering what to seek out to tuck under the Christmas tree or order online as a gift to yourself, so I might as well try. Here are my top spirits of the year.
Music is key to any great bar experience—and the soundtrack is one of the most important decisions a bar operator can make. We asked a few our favorite bartenders around the country: What's on your Friday night playlist?
We've hand-picked (get it?) five lovely gifts for the tea-inclined person on your list.
Tangerines and kumquats are highlighted in this wintry sangria, balanced by tart cranberries and the earthy, sharp flavors of ginger and black pepper.
The only Paulaner Bräuhaus in the western hemisphere recently landed in New York City.
What's better than washing down your favorite Christmas candy with your favorite spirit? Sneaking those candies into said spirits, of course! Armed with a crazy array of seasonal candy and a liquor cabinet stocked with booze (plus mason jars with tight-fitting lids) we set about to figure out how to make holiday candy-flavored liquor.
Luckily, Chicago is a great drinking city, and some places are up to the challenge of offering non-alcoholic beverages that won't induce diabetic shock. Whether you are expecting, entertaining a pregnant guest, or simply looking to cut back on your spirit consumption, here are my five favorite options for Chicago drinking without the booze.
Whether your loved ones are gluten free gourmands or adventurous homebrewers, cider just might be on their holiday wish lists. We're here to help with gift ideas: books, bottles, gear, and even a weekend getaway that your favorite cider lover is sure to enjoy.
Baking spices have a home in drinks too: cardamom, clove, ginger, and nutmeg can add complex flavor that latches right into the bold notes of spirits and liqueurs. Here are seven favorite drinks to help add a little spice to your holiday cocktail party.
If you've been watching top shelf Scotch pricing lately, you would be forgiven for thinking they were selling bottles of actual liquid gold. Enter the Balvenie Tun 1401. Offered at $250, it's a mind-blowing Scotch that can compete with whiskys at twice or even four times the price.
We turned to beer experts from around the country, asking what gifts are best for the beer-obsessed...plus a few to avoid.
Holiday foods are about spice and berries, nuts and chocolate, roasts and cheeses, caramel, ginger and jam. There's one wine that pairs with all of it, and that wine is port.
If it weren't for foam, what fun would espresso with milk be? (Not very.) Today, we honor the magic of foam by sharing a few facts about its creation, its deliciousness, and why not all of it is created equal.
Now, I realize a single malt bourbon is a contradiction in terms, but hear me out. Glenfiddich's latest release in their limited edition line is very special Speyside Scotch. Unlike the vast majority of its compatriots, this whisky is aged entirely in former bourbon barrels.
We're not sure what kind of Christmas fruit cake Leo Robitschek of Eleven Madison Park and NoMad modeled his 'Fig and Thistle' after, but it's not the icon that's been regifted from the beginning of time, we're pretty sure.
I'll be honest with you. I didn't know anyone who loved Pedro Ximenez. Poor Pedro Ximenez. It smells a bit like a sugary root beer. Lucky for our friend Pedro, however, once upon a time someone clever dreamed up a special sundae.
It's a pretty well established fact that one consumes drinks by, well, drinking them. But the folks behind Vaportini decided to challenge that idea. With a simple $35 kit—premium versions costing up to $160 are also available—your favorite booze transforms into a breathable fog.
We asked wine experts from across the country what they like to open when it's party time.
We've experimented with a whole range of hot boozy drinks, spiking our cocoa with everything from mezcal to pisco and stirring pretty much the whole liquor cabinet into steaming mugs of cider, coffee, tea, and toddies. Here are 20 of the best hot drink recipes we've tested.