The 5 People You’ll See on Thanksgiving Eve

Uncategorized / November 26, 2014 / No Comments.

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You’re home for the holidays and your mom has reminded you that there is no way in hell she’s cooking you dinner the night before Thanksgiving. So you get in your car and drive to the local bar only to find every other person who went to your high school is already 3 drinks in. It reminds you of a nightmare you once had, but the beer isn’t nearly as good. Before you can finish your first drink you’re bound to run into these 5 people:

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  • How to Have a Hangover-free Thanksgiving

    Cocktails / November 26, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Let’s be honest—this Thanksgiving Eve, you’ll probably find yourself at a party or bar with friends and/or family and you’ll probably be giving a lot of thanks to all things alcohol. It’s going to be a grand time, except for the next morning when your head is pounding harder than you took shots the night before. Thanksgiving Eve hangovers will be the end of you enjoying your family’s feast, and what’s Thanksgiving without eating so much you have to unbutton your pants afterwards?

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    A Drinking Game to be Thankful For

    Featured Story / November 25, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Thanksgiving is two days away and chances are pretty good that you’re already stressing out about spending more than 5 minutes with your extended family. So here are a few ways to use their annoying quirks to elevate yourself to a state of bliss:

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    Scratch N Sniff Sommelier

    Our Stories / November 24, 2014 / No Comments.

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    In addition to family and food, if you’re like us, your holiday season will also include copious amounts of adult beverages. Not only does it get us in the holiday spirit, it’s essential to help cope with questions from extended family about your job, your love life, and whether that’s your third or fifth glass of vino. If the only thing you know about wine is that it comes in red or white, look no further than wine expert Richard Betts’ new book: The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert. That’s right—a scratch n’ sniff book for adults.

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    Cocktails To Keep You Warm

    Cocktails / November 24, 2014 / No Comments.

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    The winter winds have spoken, and it will be an unseasonably cold winter this year across the U.S. Fortunately for us, our ancestors have been facing the cold for centuries without the help of snow blowers and electronic fireplaces, which is why they invented alcohol. Not really, but not far from the point. Whiskey does have its way soothing the chills of winter. So after taking off your layers send a little thanks for the drink recipes we are about to share with you to our thick-skinned ancestors who had only had regular wool and wood burning stoves.

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    Wine Spectator’s Top 10 Wines of 2014

    Our Stories / November 23, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Every year since 1988, Wine Spectator has released its “Top 100 Wines” list where editors sift through thousands of entries to compile the most exciting and renowned wines of the year. Among the 18,000 submissions editors tasted in 2014, only those mastering magnificent quality, value and availability made the cut. We’ll walk you through the top 10 wines on the list, then you can choose for yourself which selection to consider when completing your holiday shopping:

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    FREE STUFF PEOPLE SENT US THAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE. ROUND LXVI.

    Reviews / November 22, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Let’s give thanks because Pie flavored whiskey is here and it’s just in time for the holiday. Piehole “is a tempting blend of premium whiskey & delicious pie-flavored liqueur” that will remind you of your grandma’s favorite pie recipes. Piehole comes in three flavors: apple, cherry & pecan – no surprise there. We were lucky enough to give all three flavors a shot (see what we did there?) and as promised they were sweet, but not too sweet.

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    5 Reasons to Drink This Weekend

    5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend / November 21, 2014 / No Comments.

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    We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:

    1. Normal Barbie: Someone made a Barbie that looks like a real person. She even has stickers so that you can add acne to her face. We’ll drink to that.

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    Her Shot: Celebrity Wine

    Her Shot / November 21, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Everyone knows that with their surplus of funds, celebrities tend to dabble in other interests, such as investing in personal alcohol products. While the television hit Scandal serves Olivia Pope-themed wine and P. Diddy gets jiggy with Ciroc vodka’s multi-flavor campaign, there are several female celebs that are currently crushing the wine market. From Drew Barrymore to Brangelina, we’ll walk you through the most celebrated famous female-owned wine brands this year has to offer:

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    Cocktail Corner: Hot Toddy

    Cocktail Corner / November 20, 2014 / No Comments.

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    A Hot Toddy is the perfect accessory to a cold winter’s day all in one mug. Traditionally a Toddy is made with whiskey, but today we are going to teach you how to make this belly-warming adult beverage with alternative liquors. So shoo away the frostbite and enjoy the on-coming winter season with these added recipes to your repertoire of hot cocktails:

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