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 [...]
by Justin D'Olier on September 28, 2010
by Mel Galarneau on September 23, 2010
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 [...]
by Elton Nichols on September 23, 2010
Kirkland Macallan 17yo Sherry Finish for $69.99 at Costco is a GOOD DEAL!
by Erin Shaw on September 22, 2010
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 [...]
by Kristin Nichols on September 20, 2010
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 [...]
by Justin D'Olier on September 15, 2010
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 [...]
by Joshua Hampton on September 12, 2010
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 [...]
by Justin D'Olier on September 12, 2010
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.
by Elton Nichols on September 11, 2010
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”.
by Kristin Nichols on September 11, 2010
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 [...]