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What is the best Wine glass?

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What is the best Wine glass?

What’s the best glass for wine? The one you’re holding. We’re only half joking. Wine in a plastic cup on vacation always tastes delicious, and the tumblers at our favorite Italian place are just fine with that big carafe of rustic red wine. It’s also true, though, that an elegant, comfortable and well-designed glass can make the experience of wine that much more pleasant. And there’s good news here: There has never been a wider selection of good stemware available at affordable prices. For almost a decade now, our everyday glass has been Spiegelau “Vino Grande” Burgundy, which is so...

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10 Interesting Facts About Wine

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10 Interesting Facts About Wine

1. The custom of bumping glasses with a “cheers” greeting came from old Rome where they used this method to make sure no one is trying to poison the other (bumping glasses makes the drink spill from one cup to the other). This tradition started even earlier in ancient Greece – where the host was to drink the first cup of wine to show his guests he does not intend to poison them.2. And if we mentioned Rome – In ancient Rome it was forbidden for women to drink wine. If a husband found his wife drinking wine he would...

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5 Key Beer Tasting Tips

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5 Key Beer Tasting Tips

Did you know that there are many factors that can influence what we taste or smell in a beer? For example, seemingly unrelated things such as the time of day can even alter our senses. So here are a few tasting tips that will make your beers taste better than ever before!   Drink mild, sweet beers first and rich, bitter beers last.This is because you don't want to over-stimulate your taste buds too early which would make them less sensitive too more delicate flavors.   Don't freeze your beer mugs (all the time).There is absolutely nothing like the cool,...

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Hip Flask --- "A Gentleman's & Lady's Gift"

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Hip Flask --- "A Gentleman's & Lady's Gift"

The Gentleman’s/Lady's Flask The flask is arguably the most fascinating item one carries: It has been known to fortuitously—and elegantly—shield one from bullet and blade to the heart; in the minds of some people, a person who carries a flask is undeniably a drunkard, albeit a debonnaire one; and for yet other people, there is no more refined a way to “correct” or “adjust” coffee than with Irish whisky or Caribbean rum dribbled from a flask—of sterling silver, of course. The liquor flask (also called “hip flask” or “kidney flask”) as it is known today—the relatively flat, palm-sized vessel, typically...

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