Alcohol

  • Fine Brandy
    Fine brandy should be sipped slowly, and with attention. Fine brandy and its finest representation, cognac, take a great deal of time to develop. These are not easy alcoholic beverages to produce. ....
  • Bourgogne Wines
    Bourgogne wines, as a term, refers to wines grown in the Burgundy appellation of France. Despite all the variations in Bourgogne wines--of which there seem to be thousands--they are all pretty much m....
  • Gourmet Wines
    Don't be fooled by hoity-toity websites that refer to themselves as "gourmet wine-sellers." The word "gourmet" in that sentence is a show-off. Unless you're paying a buck-ninety-five for Boone's Far....
  • Virginia Peanuts
    There are few more fitting complements to a freshly poured pint than a dish of Virginia peanuts. Aside from the mess created by discarded shells, peanuts are the perfect snack. Their salt content make....
  • Viognier Wines
    This white wine grape has its primary home in the Rhone Valley in France. Specifically, the most famous examples of Viognier wines come from the Condrieu appellation. Many fine wines are made by Vio....
  • Wine Carriers
    My favorite wine carriers are insulated. I prefer white wine, and I like it fairly chilly, so for me, insulated wine carriers are just a must. I love giving these insulated bags as gifts, because th....
  • Tequila Drinks
    Tequila drinks are among the most beloved cocktails in the world. The most famous of the tequila drinks is, of course, the margarita. There are many varieties of margarita, and many bartenders who c....
  • Red Wines
    Red wines are a staple in so many cultures, and have been for thousands of years. Red wines are often thought of as French or Italian in origin, but truthfully, they can come from just about anywhere....
  • Buy Champagne
    Champagne is a region, a method, and a product like no other. The producers of what could be called "liquid magic" are known as the Champenois, and are fiercely protective of the Champagne name. The....
  • Wine Club Memberships
    Most of us have experienced the sudden loss of confidence when facing the "wall of wine" in wine shops, liquor stores, and even upscale grocery stores. Sure, we know already that we like white with o....