If you're just getting into wine, you probably hear about processes you're not familiar with, like decanting and aeration. But do you need to bother with that stuff? Fear not, future wine snob this is all you need to know.
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In Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, the character of George is haunted by a decades-old memory of accidentally ordering a "Bergin and water" in a crowded pub. While most of us know the difference between bourbon and gin, it's possible you've made a similar faux pas to the sniggers of nearby barflies without even realising it. Here are 20 popular alcoholic beverages that you might be mispronouncing.
Gin - which is traditionally made from juniper berries - has long been noted for its health benefits. According to a raft of scientific studies, it can improve everything from blood circulation to your liver and kidneys. It's also a low-calorie spirit, making it the dieter's tipple of choice.
However, if you're a die-hard G&T fan, you might want to take a closer look at the ingredients in your beverage. Specifically, the sugar levels.
It's perfectly natural to play it close to the vest at work, especially if you're the new guy in the office. But office camaraderie depends on more than showing up on time or coming through on a group project. It also involves participating in work-related social events, often including the occasional after-work drinks with your colleagues. If you're an introvert, FastCompany has a few guidelines on when you should (or shouldn't) attend your office's happy hour event.
The Melbourne Cup has a reputation for causing normally sensible people to act a bit silly. And by silly we mean completely and utterly munted. The exciting vibe of the event combined with copious beer and champers invariably leads to excessive intoxication.
We're not here to judge, but if you need to be at work the next day, you're going to need to do something about that hangover. Here are five hacks from a sports nutritionist that should help to mitigate the damage.
If you've never really explored it before, drinking whisky can be intimidating. Deciding what whisky to try first is a big decision. And once you decide, should you put in on ice? Drink it straight up? Try it with water? And how are you supposed to taste all these crazy flavours people keep saying you'll pick up when you sip on it?
When you're tasting whisky, nosing, the act of bringing your whisky to your nose and taking a sniff, is a step that a lot of people skip, but they shouldn't. Smelling your booze can help you pick out flavours and aromas that you won't be able to detect through sipping alone. It's an important part of the process.
When you drink semi-frequently, you typically come up with a cocktail, spirit, or style of beer you like, and gravitate toward it when you're out. When you don't drink often, drink menus can be hard to navigate, and what all your friends enjoy might be a bit different than what works for you. For instance, things like double IPAs and smoky scotches can be great for seasoned drinkers, but revolting to less-frequent ones.
On Sunday afternoon, Aussie boxing fans will converge on pubs and sports bars around the country to watch Conor McGregor duke it out in the ring against Floyd Mayweather. It's going to be quite the spectacle.
If you want a rowdy, ringside-esque experience, Australia's authentic Irish pubs are the ultimate venue. There will be cheering. There will be chanting. There will be drunken debauchery as only the Irish know how. With that in mind, here are the best Irish pubs in each capital city - all of which will be showing Mayweather vs McGregor on big screen TVs!
I used to get in debates almost every time I drank whiskey on whether or not it was appropriate to add water to the stuff. A few aficionado friends would always argue that the only way to drink whiskey was straight up, and I was ruining it with a few drops of H2O. I'd argue most whiskeys were a bit better with a few cubes of ice or a tiny bit of water. The fact of the matter is you should enjoy it however you prefer it, but now there's actual science to back up my watery claims.
Today is International Beer Day - which means you are legally entitled to clock off at noon and spend the day at the pub. (Citation needed.) To help you celebrate this sudsy occasion, we've gathered 21 essential beer hacks, how tos and factoids from the Lifehacker archives. Drink up!
Perhaps, as a member of the common folk, my tastes are not quite as exquisite as those of the wealthy. I sometimes pronounce menu items wrong and I often stay away from foods I’ve never heard of, which means I am likely not affluent enough to enjoy the taste of $1,000 gin with motorcycle-engine parts in it.
The hard-drinking Aussie is the stuff of legend and lore. But there’s little proof Australians drank more than other colonials and by some accounts they drank less (points made in Sidney Baker’s The Australian Language). But, of course, we do enjoy a drink – at times a little too much – and a rich bevy of terms suggest we do it in Australian ways: merrily, tongue in cheek and with a shout or two.