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 […]