How to Taste (and Drink) BeerRead more: How to Taste (and Drink) Beer
Tasting beer is about much more than a simple “open up and swallow.” In order to fully understand and enjoy the beer you’re tasting (and drinking), there are a number of simple strategies to employ, as well as some general tips and tricks for getting the most out of your brew.
Frizzante and Spumante Prosecco: What To KnowRead more: Frizzante and Spumante Prosecco: What To Know
The two wine words most associated with Italian sparkling wine are Frizzante and Spumante. Frizzante and spumante are both sparkling wines, but they differ in terms of effervescence, or the amount and strength of the bubbles. Wines labelled ‘frizzante’ are only lightly sparkling, whereas wines labeled ‘spumante’ have more fizz. EU regulations state: At 20˚C,…
Rosé Wine: What To Know
Rosé has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, thanks to its trendy millennial pink hue and recent rebranding as a day drinking staple. Despite the fact that this pink wine has become the go-to summertime drink for social media influencers, it is one of the oldest types of wines ever made. What Is…
Alcohol-Free Alcohol: What To Know
Many alcohol-free wines and beers start out as “real” wine or beer before the alcohol is removed. Spirits are slightly different, but we will return to that later. Beer & Wine: How to get an Alcohol-Free version (De-Alcoholisation) The boiling point of alcohol (78°C) is lower than that of water (100°C). One of the most…
Beer Ingredients: What To Know
Though used in varying proportions depending on the style being made, ALL beer is made from grain, hops, yeast, and water. Grains The grains (barley, wheat, rice, corn, oats, rye, etc.) are much the same as those that are used to make many breakfast cereals. The barley and wheat must undergo a malting process before they can be used to…
Rioja: What to Know
The name Rioja refers to the region in northern Spain where these wines are produced. Although red, white and rosé wines are made here, the region is best known for its full-bodied red wines.
Fortified Wines: What To Know
Even while vermouth and sherry, two fortified wines, are receiving more attention these days, there is still some misconception about what they exactly are. What are sherry and vermouth? What on earth is a fortified wine, anyway? One explanation for this lack of awareness could be a persistent association with subpar goods, like cheap, extremely…
Bitters: What To Know
With Christmas right around the corner, you might be hosting a party or you may just want to treat yourself. To help optimise the festive vibes, here is our handy guide to Bitters and how to use them! What Are Bitters? Bitters are any type of spirit made with natural plant and herb flavours. Bitters…