In vino veritas! As the Latin say – there is truth in wine. Ever notice how often people tend to “spill the beans” under the influence of alcohol? How about those words you’ve desperately wanted to say which suddenly find it easier to escape your mouth? There seems to be a common theme: Alcohol comes
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If you’re not feeling sick but are still stuck at home with nothing to do, grab a glass of your favorite vino and try one of these activities! Do a paint-by-number. For people who love to sit down with paint and a brush but aren’t particularly artistic, paint-by-numbers are a fun alternative to blank canvases.
As long as people have been inventing drinks, they’ve been inventing ways to consume them. Here are five amazing drinking inventions you can use at home: 1.THE BEER BONG A staple for every fraternity house, the beer bong is just a funnel with a tube to better facilitate your drinking. Because of the tube, the
You haven’t lost sight of your New Year Resolutions. Whether its keto, paleo or just low-carb, you’ve been watching what you eat and getting your steps in. You know you can have a little but of junk food in moderation without hindering your goals, but what about alcohol? Thankfully, there are a myriad of hacks
For some, social distancing means staying home alone. For others, it means having a quarantine party with friends and family. Regardless of your plans, you can stock up on alcohol (and toilet paper) and sip on these quarantine-inspired beverages: THE QUARANTINI A new spin on a yellow fever, the quarantini is a combination of sweet
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
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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
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
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.
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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
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