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What happens when you aren’t in the mood for a potent cocktail? You don’t have to go without alcohol altogether, don’t worry—there’s no need to start drinking virgin versions of your favorite concoctions. All you need to do is to turn your attention to the wide, wonderful world of wine-based cocktails, which are far mellower

Things You Didn’t Know About Wine

Sunday, 26 February 2017 by
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Things you Didn’t Know About Wine Naturally, everyone loves a good glass of vino. But how much do you really know about your favorite go-to glass of sauvignon blanc? We’re here to up your wine fun-fact game for all your wine and cheese party conversation starters or pub quiz trivia needs. Cheers! To test for poison The tradition of clinking

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Everyone needs to see the breathtaking views of Niagara Falls at least once in their life. But few people know that there is a lot more to the area than waterfalls and casinos. The region is lush with fruit trees, and even more importantly, wineries. You can spend a great day touring a few of

Tasting wine properly can seem pretty snobbish and like people are speaking gibberish, but it’s actually not hard to learn. The first thing you need to do when tasting a wine is smell it. You’ll notice that wine glasses are deep and large enough that you can swirl the wine in the glass, this releases

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Saber Champagne

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 by
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Opening a bottle of bubbles (champagne, or sparkling wine) can be tricky if you’re inexperienced. We’ve all seen an errant cork fly off and hit a wall, break a lamp shade or knock your best friend’s glasses off. You can look like a professional by draping a cloth over the bottle first to help stop

If you thought you were suffering from these scorching temperatures this summer, take a moment and think about the wine. Before you open that case of wine you’ve been waiting to enjoy after a long day at work, your wine may already be undrinkable. Beware! Shipping wine, although uber convenient, has its downfalls as well.

Best Bars on Venice Beach

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 by
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  You’re never bored if you spend the day on Venice Beach. It’s just down the road from Santa Monica but feels like a world away. Where Santa Monica has frozen yogurt and Ferris wheels, Venice Beach has skate boards and medical marijuana dispensaries. It’s definitely worth spending some time soaking up the atmosphere and

Go-to Wines on a Budget

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 by
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Wine is great for almost any occasion, a dinner party, a picnic, house party or a night out. But unless you try a lot of different types or you have a sommelier in your squad, it’s hard to know which wine to choose. If you’re on a budget it can be even more daunting, but

The Benefits of Drinking

Friday, 24 April 2015 by
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Stop ignoring the positive effects of drinking! Of course without moderation drinking can be very hazardous to your health, but we all seem to ignore the positive ends of drinking and what it can do for us. For starters there is the original reason why drinking began in the first place – the relaxer. As

A Classic Drink: The Moscow Mule

Thursday, 23 April 2015 by
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Truly my favorite drink in the entire world! Being as it may, I had to go out of my way to review what I find to not only be the perfect drink… but the perfect spring/summer drink as well. With a perfect combination of vodka, ginger beer and lime – if you haven not already jumped on

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They say there’s some food that is completely necessary to eat with a certain glass of wine or bottle of beer. For example, if you want to snack on something prior to dinner wine may be the way to go! Usually the two run hand in hand like wine and cheese so it is hard to

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The question of questions… the game changer… the night starter that is the question of, “Are we drinking beer or wine tonight?” Each path so very different as they both open and close different doors that will determine how your night will go! Understanding this can be a very crucial decision many of us will

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