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The Best Boozy Holiday Gifts For Your Boss

Shopping for the boss is tricky. It’s important to demonstrate a certain level of esteem for the person who signs your paychecks and approves your last-minute vacation day requests, but you don’t want to be overly familiar, either. Spending is similarly fraught. Skimping seems unprofessional, yet overspending could give the impression that you don’t need that raise … Continue reading The Best Boozy Holiday Gifts For Your Boss

Understanding The Ritual Of Decanting

Decanting isn’t just for the nobles on “Downton Abbey” or pricey bottles in fancy restaurants.  Like many seemingly precious wine practices (aggressive swirling, audible sniffing), decanting has a practical explanation. The primary reason to decant any wine is aeration. By pouring wine into another vessel, the juice gets exposed to oxygen rapidly. This “wakes up” flavors … Continue reading Understanding The Ritual Of Decanting

9 Great Gifts Every Beer Lover Doesn’t Already Have

Finding the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life can be challenging — especially if you yourself are not a total beer geek. The trick is straddling the three-way conundrum of things that a beer lover will enjoy, things that a beer lover doesn’t already have, and things that a beer lover will … Continue reading 9 Great Gifts Every Beer Lover Doesn’t Already Have

The 50 Most Popular Cocktails In The World In 2017

Every year, Drinks International, a trade publication for the alcohol industry, gathers data on the top bars around the world. The result is an ever-shifting who’s who of cocktails that tells the story of which drinks are in vogue and which are falling out of favor. To create the list, surveyors culled responses from 108 bars … Continue reading The 50 Most Popular Cocktails In The World In 2017