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November 28, 2015 - 12:00am

When shopping for wine, a large number of people often think that there is a correlation between the cost and quality of the wine. However, this is not always true. Even if you are on a budget, it’s usually possible to end up with a wine that you will actually enjoy.

The trick to getting this right is to put a bit more effort in trying to find the ideal wine, and to also ensure that you get a bit of background information about wines in general. In addition to that, you should consider how you will use the wine. Do you need it for cooking, as an...

November 10, 2015 - 12:00am

Backpacking can be quite a lot of fun, but more so if you get to carry some booze. Most people, however, feel that carrying some extra bags would weigh them down and make the trip more tiresome. Well, this will be true if you are carrying a whole keg with you into the wild. There are a lot of ways to carry booze without needing a cavalry to help with the load. Here are a few:

The wine bag

This is for the wine enthusiasts who enjoy something light and sweet during a hike. You do not have to carry five bottles of wine in your...

October 27, 2015 - 12:00am

Today, growlers are slowly gaining popularity for beer lovers all over the world and it is no longer uncommon scene if you walk into your favorite brewer’s with a couple in hand. The tricky part, however, is in getting these growlers in Edmonton back home or to their destination without dropping them or exposing them to light.

Beer generally doesn’t respond well to exposure to light. And while the growler is effective in keeping the air out, it may not be that effective when it comes...

October 8, 2015 - 12:00am

If you love beer, even half as much I do, then you’ll know what a growler is. And if you don’t, well, no judgment. A growler is basically an airtight jug that allows you to transport your beer without risking its quality. It is like carrying around an unopened bottle of beer, except that it is usually way larger than the ordinary bottle. This means that you can get to carry as much beer as you want, and keep it fresh while in transit too. The growler could be made of glass, ceramic or even stainless steel and they are usually really pretty and curious. Here are four reasons...

September 22, 2015 - 12:00am

Gift giving is an art that takes some mustering, and this is why not many people actually like the gifts that they receive. You could spend the whole year planning on what gift to offer someone for their birthday or anniversary or just as an appreciation for what they mean to you, but unless you really know what you are doing you will not impress them much. Well, this is why you need to read this. If you are looking to impress a beer geek, there are six possible gift ideas that will knock their bottles down. But to ace this, you will have to think like a beer geek first....

September 8, 2015 - 12:00am

When planning a party, you need to think about all the important details, the most important ones being the food and drinks. Deciding how much alcohol to buy and what type of drinks to serve is as vital to the party planning as choosing the menu. There are several factors to consider when making this important choice and they range from your budget, to the type of party you are planning. Fortunately, there are many different types of drinks to suit any occasion and to cater for different tastes.

Serving liquor at a party and knowing how to mix drinks...

September 3, 2015 - 12:00am

There is no better way to complement a great meal than with a lovely wine. Choosing the right wine is something that most people find quite confusing. The truth is that most people end up choosing their favorite wines for every meal, which is not always the best thing especially when entertaining. Whether you are planning a dinner party or you simple want to select a wine to pair with your lunch, choosing the right wine is important. The good news is that you do not have to be a wine connoisseur to learn how to pick the right wines for each meal. Following are some rules...

August 7, 2015 - 12:00am

Many people tend to have the mistaken impression that single-malt Scotches are nowhere near blended whiskies. Even bartenders have made this mistake, but it actually isn’t all that true. It’s actually specific kind of blend. In actual fact, just about every kind of whisky available in the market is blends, such as bourbons and Tennessee’s. The main reason behind the confusion is the use of these two words – single and blends.

What’s a blend?

The word ‘blend’ can actually be used in two different manners – in a formal, or legal, way or in a more informal way....

July 30, 2015 - 12:00am

Want to have a good night out with the best drinks? Look no further because craft beer is the top choice for you to drink the night away! For those beer novices out there, craft beer is made in craft breweries, which are small, independent and traditional. It is hard to define true craft beer as everyone has a special interpretation of the taste of the beer. Each brand and type of craft beer is unique in its own way. Here are the top 7 reasons why craft beer is the number one type of beer....

July 9, 2015 - 12:00am

With all pricing wars going higher and higher for alcoholic drinks, people tend to be cautious about what they buy. But do you know that some types of alcohol are good for you as it turns out they are beneficial to a certain extent? Well, I am talking about craft beer!

What is a craft beer?

There is no perfect description of what a craft beer is but the best one yet describes it as beer that is produced by...

July 4, 2015 - 12:00am

Most people would question you if you happened to tell them that they should take a scotch. Why? Of course it is so much better than wine or beer, but once you take it, it sends a wave of heat through your body, that thing is strong! But past the feel to your mouth, the first and second times, you get to appreciate what it is really about. Scotch whisky is basically the most refined and classy drink in the world. It is produced with instructions being followed...

June 9, 2015 - 12:00am

If you are setting out to get a reputation as a specialist liquor store, there are a number of steps that you will need to take to allow your business the chance to be recognized in this category. It won’t be easy, but with hard work and dedication, your reputation will rise and this will have two direct positive effects.

First of all, your takings and turnover will progressively...

June 1, 2015 - 12:00am

Until 1823 across the Speyside district of Scotland, you would easily have been able to come across illegal distilleries as they were very commonplace. However, all that changed in 1823 with the passing of the Excise Act. The big change was that, thanks to this act, legal distilleries could be set up, given that the owner was in possession of a license to produce.

It is not entirely clear, but it is believed, that Alexander Gordon the 4th Duke of Gordon was the key player and protagonist in getting this legislation successfully passed. George Smith...

May 9, 2015 - 12:00am

The art of tasting Single Malt whisky is not science at all. It is quite simpler than you can think. Sometimes, people have read so many reviews and other notes stating that it has a flavor more like dark chocolate or sherbet. This makes them think whether it is the same whisky they have just tasted?

If you are fond of whisky, then you must learn the art of picking up these kinds of different, expressive and expressive characteristics. This is not difficult at all. All you need to do...

May 3, 2015 - 12:00am

When you arrange a family dinner in Edmonton or call all your friends over the weekend to spend some time together, it is important that you make everything look perfect. Starting from the menu to the décor to the cutlery and glassware, everything should complement each other. This is the only way to let others appreciate your efforts and of course, aesthetic sense.

If you have a plan to serve wine in dinner, you must choose the one that goes well with your menu. There are different types of wines that are served with different dishes. Apart from choosing the type of wine wisely,...

April 9, 2015 - 12:00am

One of the interesting types of gifts you can give an individual is a unique liquor. There are many people who appreciate this type of gift, and the fact that it’s something out of the ordinary will make it more special to them. However, one of the problems that many people come across is choosing the right bottle of liquor.

You might want to first find out what category of liquor the individual likes, and then use this as the basis for buying one. For instance, if they are a fan of whisk rather than gin, you can simply visit a specialty liquor store and ask for a special bottle of...

April 3, 2015 - 12:00am

When it comes to investment in alcoholic drinks, most people assume that the only way to do it would be to invest in wines. However, it has recently emerged that investing in liquor can also be a great idea as well. This is particularly important if you are interested in getting the greatest returns on your investment. According to a recent article in the Forbes magazine, there are many people who invest in unique liquors, and end up making more profit compared to when you invest in some wines...

March 6, 2015 - 12:00am

First of all, it is important to understand exactly what single malt whisky is. The answer is actually quite straightforward, in order to qualify to be a single malt scotch, the whisky needs to have been distilled in a unique distillery using a method of production that is known as the pot still distillation process.

An interesting fact, that not many people know is that single malt whiskey, and the use of whiskey is not typing mistake,...

March 3, 2015 - 12:00am

Now, it is clear that the cocktail is back and the revolution is well established across the whole of North America. This revolution owes much of its success to the cocktail’s re-adoption by bars and restaurants across Canada with the re-launch of the all American Cocktail.

Recently, many commentators in the drinks sector are looking at the next challenge which is how to transplant the cocktail from the bar stool to the living room couch, by doing this the cocktail will have returned to...

January 29, 2015 - 12:00am

First of all, it is important to raise a glass of beer to the Canadians. Since 1600s, there have been records of Canadians brewing and enjoying their own beer but always being curious and interested in trying other beers from other countries. It could be said that the Canadian beer industry is an intoxicating one for many good reasons. The brewers have been subject to or causing many mergers and acquisitions among the big breweries. Battles have broken out on the advertising hoardings, what...

January 27, 2015 - 12:00am

What could the specialty liquor store offer you over and above the regular standard store that you often shop at? The basic answer is that the best specialty liquor stores go beyond just having a reasonable stock of beers, wines and spirits, but take their services and offers a stage further and offer packages and suggestions that allow you to combine your choice of drinks with other attractive offers. A reputable specialty liquor store understands...

January 7, 2015 - 12:00am

A party or any special occasion will not be complete without adults taking a sip on their wine glasses. If you are hosting a party in the near future, it would help to know which wines would be most suited for that event of yours. Here is a list that will familiarise you with the perfect wine to go for that specific occasion.

Your choice of wine can depend on the season

If you are choosing a wine for a specific occasion then you might as well consider what season...

January 5, 2015 - 12:00am

Have you always wanted to host a beer tasting party for your friends and family? Do you want that event to be as memorable as possible? Make it a standout party by creating your own brew and by finding the perfect food that will match the beverage later on. You can easily do that by keeping the following tips in mind. You will never go wrong once you know all your options!

Brew your own beer

Brewing your own beer will certainly be a delightful idea....

July 10, 2014 - 1:02pm

Selecting drinks that complement the dishes being served at a dinner party can seem a bit pretentious. However, it is important to understand that most people will naturally choose a drink the complements a dish anyway, so all you are doing is steering them in the right direction! Matching meals and drinks is also much simpler that you could have imagined, mainly because rather than hard and fast rules, there is just some general guidelines to work with.

Below, the basics of matching a few of the major kinds of drinks that people enjoy at dinner parties is discussed in detail. This...

June 9, 2014 - 11:33am

Craft beer is made by a small, independent and traditional brewery and not from a mega-company. A brewery is regarded as small if it produces less than 2 million barrels of beer a year. The focus of craft beer is on quality instead of quantity. Craft beer is made from small establishments that are independent and they do not place profits as their top priority and the business is of non-commercial nature. The establishment focuses on maximizing the quality and taste of its beer in terms of taste and specialty. If that sounds good to you then you should read on about the 4 great reasons on...

May 4, 2014 - 1:58pm

Small independent establishments have an appeal that’s all their own. The ‘non-commercial’ nature of business, where extreme care is taken with each product that’s manufactured, has an exclusivity that’s sought-after. Craft beer is one such product that’s made a mark.

What exactly is craft beer?

Craft beer is beer made by small independent brewers. It’s ‘traditional’ too as the ingredients are tried and tested. However, not all craft beer is good just like how not all commercial breweries produce bad beer. What you should look for is reputation above all else. Has the...

March 11, 2014 - 2:24pm

For most people, liquor is a mandatory requirement for a party, and some even take their drinking very seriously when it comes to gathering with friends for a good night. However, it’s not fun to keep drinking cheap beer all the time and feeling the exact same taste in your mouth every night. It’s good to try out something different from time to time, even things you never would’ve thought would interest you.

There are certainly lots of interesting options in the world of beer, and if you have a dedicated liquor store in your area, you might get a chance to try out some of those...

March 6, 2014 - 11:47am

After a long and tiring day, it is always nice to have a pint or two of beer. Even when one is out with friends, beer is a favorite among most people. The most common ingredients used by breweries are water, malt, hops, and yeast. Yeast is the major ingredient, which is why no two beers are the same. However, you will not believe the way people have been experimenting with beer and coming up with ingredients that you normally would have never guessed. Here is a list of few ingredients used in different beers and see if you would like to try it.

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August 22, 2013 - 1:08pm

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, and it is also the third most widely consumed drink in the world after water and tea! No sporting event, festival or BBQ is complete without a nice, ice cold beer. This article takes a look at the process that is involved in making beer.

Ingredients

Beer has four main ingredients: barley, hops, water and yeast. The basic way that these ingredients work is that the sugars are extracted from the grains of barley, and then the yeast helps to convert it into Co2 and alcohol to create the beer. Those are just the...

July 24, 2013 - 9:07am

Liquor has been with mankind since a very long time. You pick up any novel or historical book from any era; you will somehow come across a description of people consuming alcohol. Sometimes alcohols are known to be used for medicinal purposes and most of the times it is consumed for sheer pleasure. Whatever the reason of consumption might be, liquor must always be bought and had of a very good quality. How to merge this condition with cost effectiveness? There is a simple solution. Purchase alcohol from the liquor stores.

Suppose you have to throw some party to your friends and/or...

March 23, 2013 - 1:25pm

Beer has a long and illustrious history stretching back many thousands of years. Over this time, a wide range of varieties and styles of beer have emerged. Despite this, most beer drinkers remain largely ignorant of the subtle differences between beer varieties- they just know what they like.

By gaining an understanding of the beer you drink it is possible to have a much more enjoyable experience. It may also inspire you to try some new and exciting brews which you may have previously left on the shelf.

Below is a brief summary of the two major categories of beer and a few of...

December 26, 2012 - 3:10pm

There is a wide variety of alcohol available all over the globe. Alcohol comes in different forms and brands. Some drink beer, some prefer whisky and scotch, while some like to experiment with different types of wine, vodkas, rum, and gin. People also mix them in different proportions to form a cocktail and derive a different kind of pleasure from that. Some of you might drink for fun, while others might consume alcohol to relieve themselves from stress and tension; you may have your own reasons to have alcohol. Celebrating an event or special day has always been a good reason to drink...