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You’re Doing It All Wrong: Rimming Your Cocktail Glass

You’re Doing It All Wrong: Rimming Your Cocktail Glass

Yesterday Alex Ott went to a bar in New York City and saw a guy rim his glass totally wrong. Ott wanted to say to the bartender, "Stop what you're doing; there's an easier way to do it." He didn't. But he'll tell us now. READ MORE

Gift Guide for Sparkling Wine Connoisseurs

Gift Guide for Sparkling Wine Connoisseurs

There's something about that joyous froth, that pop-pop-pop in our mouths, that sparkle which makes us fall in love with Champagne and its bubbly cousins, again and again. It's special, a drink you can enjoy any day of the week, but often reserved for the most important moments of your life. Bottom line: Champagne equals celebration. READ MORE

Best Wines to Bring to Holiday Parties and Dinners

Best Wines to Bring to Holiday Parties and Dinners

When you're invited to dinner and the host says, "Bring a beverage of your choice," what do you do? READ MORE

6 Fall Beers You Should Be Drinking Right Now

6 Fall Beers You Should Be Drinking Right Now

Fall seasonal beers fill an interesting niche, bridging crisp, easy-drinking summer brews with richer, heavier holiday beers. What makes a... READ MORE

History’s 5 Most Obnoxious Beer Marketing Techniques

History’s 5 Most Obnoxious Beer Marketing Techniques

The pending release of Animée, a "bloat-resistant" beer targeted at women in the UK, brings to mind the following question: Is this the mo... READ MORE

It Was Only a Matter of Time: San Francisco’s First “Beer CSA”

Evidence that home-brewing has stepped out of the basement and into the mainstream is everywhere. Williams-Sonoma now carries one-gallon home-brew kits from Brooklyn Brew Shop. A recent New York Times article noted that membership in the American Homebrewers Association has doubled since 2006. And now, San Francisco is home to Brewlab, a unique collective that helps home-brewers distribute their beer to members through a CSA-like mystery grab bag of brews. READ MORE

This Year’s Beercast

New brews to look for in 2010. READ MORE

Licorice, Molasses, Imperial Stout

Limited-release winter beer from Deschutes. READ MORE

Coca-Laced Liqueur

A new liqueur made with de-cocainized coca leaves is hitting the shelves. READ MORE

Why Can’t I Find My Favorite Wine?

Ever wonder why TJ’s only carries Two Buck Chuck? READ MORE