How to Save Money on Wine

You do not have to be a wine connoisseur to enjoy the fruit of the grape or to save money. Wine adds to festivities, enriches a meal and red wine, taken in moderation, can even help prevent heart disease. Wine prices can range from $1.99 for Two Buck Chuck or you can spend over $16,000 […]

How to truly make a great cup of coffee

While there are many articles and how-to guides online available to baristas. Having worked as one myself, I’ve noticed an ongoing trend that needs to be corrected post-haste. It’s absolutely wonderful that the majority now are capable of artistically shaping the foam on drinks and can rattle off the proper pull time for a double […]

How to Store Champagne

Champagne is the noblest of drinks, fizzy, sparkling, effervescent, bubbly, frothy, and jolly tasty to boot. Real champagne from the, er, champagne region of France, is rightly reserved for the most auspicious celebrations: weddings, birthdays, and huge gambling wins. But with such an expensive beverage and such an exquisite, sophisticated flavour, the question of how […]

How to refresh and reheat cold coffee

The intoxicating aroma of freshly brewed coffee is irresistible to many culinary connoisseurs. It can be a fundamental tool to finish off an evening meal or to accompany a sweet dessert. For stay-at-home parents and office dwellers alike, it is often the fuel that powers the morning. Coffee loses flavor and becomes bitter as it […]

How to Store an Open Bottle of Champagne

Throughout the world, champagne, or other sparkling wine, is synonymous with celebration.  Its lively effervescence and the “goes straight to your head” quality lends a sense of joy to any celebration.  But occasionally your capacity for celebrating may be greater than your capacity.  In this case, how do you store an opened bottle of champagne? […]

How to Ship Wine

I am quite delighted to write this article about how to ship wine. The reason is that I am a former Shipping manager with a larger american group of wines and liquors and it had been my duty for more than twenty years to take care of shipments with my export staff. Basically, in order […]

How to Serve Wine Properly

A server who does not know how to properly and professionally present a bottle of wine at a nice restaurant is a big turn-off for the guests. They are spending their money at a nice restaurant and expect their server to be well informed of this art. With much practice, though, almost anyone can impress […]

How to Make Homemade Wine

Making your own homemade brandy at home is easy, inexpensive, and an all natural choice when considering home distilling your own alcoholic beverages. All you need is a 5 gallon container, 4 quarts of berries or fruits, 10 pounds of sugar, 2 boxes of white raisins, 2 oranges, a block a baking yeast (found in […]

How to pair wine with the right glasses

Like a good relationship, compatibility between wine and the glass in which it’s served is of utmost importance. It’s a pairing that not only delights the taste buds, but also pleases the senses of smell, sight and touch. When wine is coupled with a glass possessing a complementary size and shape, it surpasses merely being […]

How to Make your own Hot Cocoa Mix

There is nothing better on a cold day than curling up with a mug of hot cocoa. It is comfort food in a cup and will carry most people back to childhood memories of coming in to warm up after playing in the snow. Store bought mixes rarely live up to memories. Although it is […]