Wine and Food Pairing Basics

Wine and Food Pairing Basics

What to do when your host asks you to “bring the wine.” Tips for choosing the perfect wine, even if you know nothing about wine. Wine and food pairing basics. Like any good party guest, you ask your host if there is anything you can bring. But do you break out in a cold sweat when they suggest you “bring […]

How Do You Make Homemade Wine?

How Do You Make Homemade Wine?

So – you have decided that you want to try your hand at making some wine. This article will describe the basic steps and some of the pitfalls to avoid to make sure your first batch turns out good enough to drink. First things first – how much wine do you want to make? I recommend at least 5 gallons. […]

Vegan-Friendly Alcohol

Vegan-Friendly Alcohol

You might not expect eggs or fish to be lurking in your wine, but you could be wrong! Did you know that not all alcoholic drinks are vegan-friendly? Many beers, wines, hard ciders, and liquors use a variety of animal products in their processing. The main culprits are isinglass (dried fish bladders), gelatin (from boiled cow’s or pig’s hooves and […]

10 Most Foolhardy Ways to Treat a Hangover

10 Most Foolhardy Ways to Treat a Hangover

Peruse the Internet, and you’ll find scores of articles and blog entries featuring the “best” methods for remedying your hangover. Some even include advice from the quotable Snooki, who says “the best cure is to drink margaritas the morning of, and you’re fine.” Double-fisting drinks at 9 a.m., however, isn’t the best way to make up for a regretful night […]

Good and Cheap Wine

Good and Cheap Wine

The question that seems to be on many non- or semi-wine geeks’ minds is a fairly simple one: “What is a wine that is both good AND cheap that I can find at a store near me and have for dinner tonight?” A very good question, and one that can often be overlooked in the geek-style chasing after obscure wines […]

How long does a hangover last?

How long does a hangover last?

Eager to know what would be the answer? Before start answering to that let us see the factors that cause ‘Hangover’. Hangovers are caused by the physical and psychological effects of alcohol on the body. The symptoms of a hangover may include a headache, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, irritability etc. There are plenty of factors that decide the intensity and how […]

How long does beer stay in your system?

How long does beer stay in your system?

Beer normally stays in your system for about 24 hours. But it mainly depends upon the quantity of beer you’ve consumed. Normally beer or any alcohol will exit your system within a day but it may vary across different body systems. To digest beer, your metabolic rate should be high and it also depends on the water content in your […]

How long does beer stay good?

How long does beer stay good?

Beer may stay up till six months. If you store a chilled beer unrefrigerated then it may last only for couple of hours. But if you intend to store it for longer, then it should be kept in the freezer. If the beer is stored properly, as in, under cold temperature and away from sunlight then it can stay good […]

How long does red wine keep?

How long does red wine keep?

According to researchers, red wine is very beneficial for the heart if taken in moderate amounts. However, a foul red wine can do you more harm than good. Red wine, if unopened, can last for as long as 150 years. However, a 50 year old red wine is considered to be the best. Once opened, it is necessary to keep […]