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Drinking Culture: A Sip Of Corfu, Greece

While many people know Greece for its wine — especially Santorini with its assyritiko — there’s another island offering a completely different drink experience. Actually, it offers two. On the beautiful Corfu, home to attractions like Sisi’s Palace, Mount Pantokrator […]

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Seasonal Sips With Scrooge: A Bowl Of Smoking Bishop [Holiday Cocktail Recipe Included]

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a holiday classic revisited every year, especially by fans of British food. After all, the story is heaped high with all the cozy comestibles of an old-fashioned English yuletide. From plum puddings to mince-pies […]

Coffee Culture: Top Five Cafes In New York City, USA

Coffee Culture: Top Five Cafes In New York City, USA

It won’t be surprising to hear that New York City is one of the most complex and diverse metropolises in the world. Food, fashion, architecture, history, culture…NYC is a hub for all of them. So too for coffee, especially in […]

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Coffee Culture: Top Five Cafes In London, England

London may be famous for its pubs and high teas, but its coffee scene is also experiencing a boom. From London institutions like Monmouth to cutting-edge new spots like Workshop, from epic church environs like The Wren to re-purposed underground […]

Chocolate , strawberry cookie pairing. Photo courtesy of Salem Baking Company.

Sip & Snack: Exploring Moravian Cookie Culture & Local Wine Pairing In North Carolina

“Wow!” my brother’s eyes grow large, revealing his pleasant surprise. “Who would have thought cookies this thin could be so delicious? What did you say they were again?” He scrutinizes the can and inquires, “I just have three questions. Where’s […]

Pouring a steeping of tea during a Gong Fu Tea Tasting. Photo courtesy of Verdant Tea.

Discover Chinese Culture In A Minneapolis’ Tea Shop (Antioxidant Cocktails Included)

After water, tea is the world’s most widely consumed beverage and many countries have made it an integral part of their national identities, traditions and past times. What would an afternoon in England be without crumpets and high tea? How […]

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Sommelier Certification: Exploring Spirits From Navy Gin To Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Fifteen tastings. Not wine, but spirits. Gins, vodkas, whiskies, rums, scotches, brandy, cognacs and liqueurs. While I thought blind tastings were a challenge, this would be my biggest feat yet. The life of a sommelier isn’t just about vino, but […]

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Sommelier Certification: Getting To Know American Wine Through Oregon, Washington And New York

“Did you know that every state in the US makes wine?” Today’s instructor for the sommelier certification course through Sommelier Society of America course in New York City is Tad Drouet, a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) through the Society of […]

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Sommelier Certification: A Guide To New World Southern Hemisphere Wines

“By definition, what is the difference between Old and New World wines?” Our instructor for today’s Sommelier Society of America certification course is Tad Drouet, a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) through the Society of Wine Educators. After talking extensively for […]