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Fun Wine Videos: A Drink With Friends TV

Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

The world of wine videos doesn't tend to be a barrel of laughs, but a few friends of Serious Eats are looking to change that—and help people learn about wine at the same time. More

My Favorite Coffee Videos

Coffee Meister 7 comments

If your weekend was anything like mine, it may have included one (or two?) too many margaritas. To help perk up your Monday morning, here's a selection of some of my very favorite coffee videos: I always play through this caffeinated list when I'm feeling a little bit, shall we say, sluggish to start. More

Video: 'Second Cheapest Wine' by College Humor

Robyn Lee 5 comments

"You don't know much about wine, but you do know that you shouldn't get the cheapest. That's why we make it easy for you to get the second cheapest." Finally, a wine for people like me who don't know anything about wine! More

'Our Evening Began in Peter Sichel's Comfortable Study in His New York Townhouse'

Adam Kuban 2 comments

If you've ever wondered about the origin of the wine-talk sample in the Beastie Boys' "Blue Nun" (Check Your Head), look no further. It's from an audio guide to wine titled On Wine: How to Select and Serve by wine merchant Peter M.F. Sichel, who was responsible for popularizing the Blue Nun wine brand throughout the world. Sichel tells the Beastie Boys story in a video after the jump. More

Beatles, Beatniks, and Beans: London and Coffee in the '50s and '60s

Coffee Meister 4 comments

Sure, the English might love their tea, but did you know they've long been coffee fanatics, too? Check out this little docu-short about the cafe life of London in the swingin' late '50s and early '60s. More

Wine Protips Video: How To Tell If Your Wine is Corked

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Untimely wine tragedies comes in several shapes and sizes, from the unfortunate brown-bag bottom-out to the broken-cork mishaps. In this week's Wine Protips video, Patrick Cappiello, Wine Director at GILT Restaurant, explains a bit of the science behind cork taint and teaches us how to sniff it out in your wine. More

Wine Protips Video: Why Smell Wine?

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Since we learned how to swirl wine last week, today our friend Patrick Cappiello, the wine director at GILT at the New York Palace Hotel, explains what happens after you swirl. The next step is to smell—but why? Patrick explains both why and how to sniff your wine in this video. More

Wine Protips Video: How To Swirl Your Wine

Jessica Leibowitz Post a comment

We're excited to introduce a new video series here on Serious Eats: Drinks. Please welcome Patrick Cappiello, the Wine Director at GILT at The New York Palace Hotel, who will be joining us with a few wine tips! In this week's episode, Patrick teaches us how—and why—to swirl a glass of wine, and helps us avoid wine-splashing disaster. More

Video: How To Make Root Beer

Robyn Lee 9 comments

Combine sugar, yeast, root beer extract, and cold water in a large jug, shake the jug, let it sit for a few days at room temperature, and cool it in the refrigerator—ta da, homemade root beer! Basically. For more detailed instructions, check out this video from Howcast. More

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