The Inside Scoop on Canned Beer

The sound of an ice-cold can being cracked open. It’s the sound of refreshment. It’s the sound of the party starting. There’s nothing like grabbing a brew from the cooler and pulling that tab as you take a seat in your favorite chair. It used to be that canned beer meant a slim selection—mostly multi-cereal…

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The Right Time to Choose a Classic Beer

An ice-cold brew may be the quintessential adult refreshment. The thing about beer, though, is that times have changed quite a bit since our grandfathers were drinking a cold one on the porch. It used to be that there were just a few lagers or ales to choose from (and the occasional stout). Nowadays, you…

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Not Your Grandma’s Iced Tea

While some of us enjoy iced tea year round, it is especially refreshing in the spring and summer. In the South, sweet tea is the norm, and up North, they like to add a slice of lemon. However you like your iced tea, it’s high time to explore all the possibilities beyond the standard black…

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Food in Jars: Pear Vanilla Jam

This Pear Vanilla Jam is delicious, amazingly easy to make, and a pleasure to share. Serve it on a whole wheat cracker with a little slice of brie and delight your guests. Many thanks to Food in Jars for the recipe. Ingredients 2 pounds thin-skinned pears, cored and diced 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 vanilla bean,…

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Top 5 Bourbons for Your Mint Julep

It’s that time again. It is officially mint julep season—it’s not just for Derby celebrations! While we love these drinks any time of year, they are especially refreshing during the warmer months. The mint julep is a straightforward cocktail with only a few ingredients, but it’s still possible to create many different flavor profiles by…

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3 Table Wines You Need to Try

Sometimes we dress up to the nines, and other times we just throw on a pair of jeans and an old t-shirt. Life is all about the ebb and flow. And when we’re keeping it casual, we want our food and drink to match. This is where a great table wine shines. Easy drinking and…

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Beer Tasting Essentials: A How-To Guide

So you’ve caught the bug—the craft beer bug. It’s exciting! There’s so much to explore, and so many great styles and breweries from all over the world. If you’re like us, you’re ready to have some friends over and take your tastebuds on an adventure with some serious beer tasting. What you need now is…

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3 Fresh & Simple Cocktails to Create for Spring

There’s something about spring that just makes us want to celebrate. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and we can finally enjoy the outdoors without wearing a parka. It’s the perfect time to sit out in the sunlight and sip something inspiring. You probably wish you had some fun new bar drinks to celebrate the…

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When the Moment Matters: 5 Ways to Be the Birthday Hero

We’re only born once, but for the rest of our lives, we celebrate our annual trip around the sun with a commemorative day. Parties and gifts are the hallmark of birthdays—we gather with friends and family to rejoice in the years past and the new year ahead. Moments like these bring times of joy and…

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Wine 101: 10 Facts Every Wine Lover Must Know

Yes, there are a lot of nuances with wine, but there is no reason to feel intimidated, when all you want to do is enjoy a glass with family or friends. So whether you’re an aficionado or novice, we’ve assembled a quick primer for you to make sure you raise your glass with confidence. Read…

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