Drinking wine for your health is so 2009

by Justin D'Olier on September 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Drinking wine for your health is so 2009 |

The health benefits of drinking wine are well documented. The high level of antioxidants from grapes helps to reduce blood pressure and lower your risk of cancer. For years, wine drinkers have lorded this over their beer swilling compatriots, claiming the moral high ground of “drinking to your health” all to themselves. Not anymore. Research […]

Making the Case for Beer (or, Buy Me a Case of Beer)

by Mel Galarneau on September 23, 2010 | (8) Comments |

A quick scan of this website reveals a glaring absence of one of my favorite subjects: BEER.  Oh sure, there are some clues that beer exists on this website, but mostly in passing jabs toward Miller Chill (haven’t tried it, can’t rate it).  That said, I demand more beer discussion!  Beer is the best beverage […]

Holy Spirits!: Kirkland Signature Macallan Scotch Whisky 17 year Sherry Cask Finish

by Elton Nichols on September 23, 2010 | (5) Comments |

Kirkland Macallan 17yo Sherry Finish for $69.99 at Costco is a GOOD DEAL!

Cupcake: Live Deliciously

by Erin Shaw on September 22, 2010 | (2) Comments |

My wine knowledge extends about as far as semi-sober wine tours in Bordeaux and Napa and drinking whatever is put in front of me – bottling years mean nothing to me, the word “vintage” makes me think of couture fashion, I can’t tell the difference between oak and blackberry flavors, and goodness only knows what […]

Mommy Needs a Cocktail: Ole!

by Kristin Nichols on September 20, 2010 | (4) Comments |

It’s midnight.  The lights are dim.  There is a whisper of voices, a hum of music, and the moon is full outside.  I am lounging in a soft chair, looking at my iPhone, checking Facebook, when a handsome man walks up to me, smiles and says, “Can I bring you a drink?” “Yes, Cazadores with […]

How do we rate?

by Justin D'Olier on September 15, 2010 | (10) Comments |

As much as some of you may hate me for saying it, we need a rating system. I say this fully aware of the fact that alcohol ratings are purely subjective and almost completely dependent upon the palate of the reviewer. When Robert Parker gives a wine 95 points it doesn’t mean you’ll like it […]

Us Lucky Bastards

by Joshua Hampton on September 12, 2010 | (6) Comments |

After a few failed attempts at writing something as witty and well composed as previous articles submitted to this wonderfully ambitious website, I realized that in no way could I come close. I don’t have the palate or the critical expertise to judge and describe beer or wine or any other delicious imbibation available to […]

Drinks of Last Resort: Matthew Fox Shiraz

by Justin D'Olier on September 12, 2010 | (6) Comments |

If you’re a cultured alcohol consumer, you should probably stop reading now. In fact, that’s not a bad idea regardless of your level of alcohol appreciation. It’s not just that the writing is bad (it is), or that the attempts at humor fail miserably (they do), but the goal of this column is to review the cheapest, least respectable alcoholic beverages available in a misguided attempt to find the best possible drink options when you have virtually no money to spend. I’m not looking for the best bang for your buck, I’m looking for the best whimper for your cent. (Think Schlitz, not Budweiser).

Unless otherwise specified, the drinks consumed for the purpose of this column should not be consumed under any but the most extreme circumstance. I’m going to drink them so you don’t have to.

Wish me luck.

Wine 101: Holding Your Glass (or: What the Way You’re Holding Your Glass Is Saying About You)

by Elton Nichols on September 11, 2010 | (4) Comments |

Wine 101: Holding Your Glass (or: What the Way You’re Holding Your Glass Is Saying About You)
Wherein we delve into the five general grips for holding a wine glass and explain an observer’s general observations about your character as derived from said “grips”.

Mommy Needs A Cocktail: Midnight Feedings

by Kristin Nichols on September 11, 2010 | (1) Comment |

As a new mom of an almost 3 month old little dude, I’ve been slowly returning to the world of drunken shenanigans after an almost year-long hiatus.  The older our little one gets, the braver I’ve become about drinking while (gasp!) breastfeeding. The general rule of thumb between alcohol and breastfeeding is to wait 2 […]

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