How The Mimosa Became The Official Brunch Drink Of The World

Let’s be honest, no brunch is complete without a Mimosa or two alongside your Eggs Benedict. The celebratory sip with its life-giving abilities has become synonymous with a weekend well-spent. So to whom do we owe the thanks for our favourite brunch-time treat?  

 

How Charring And Toasting Wood Impacts Whiskey Flavor

Bourbon whiskey—and rye, wheat, malt, and Tennessee whiskey—must be aged in new, charred oak barrels. Within that requirement, however, there are myriad variations that can affect the color, aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel of the final whiskey. Working within those barrel specifications allows distillers to craft a distinctive product, with decisions about char and toast level having major ramifications on the final whiskey.

 
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How Long Does Coffee Stay Fresh?

Let’s be honest. Do you really know someone who DOESN’T drink coffee? More and more people want not only to buy a cappuccino to-go but also to drink tasty coffee at home and learn how to store it properly. Let’s take a look at the two main types of coffee used for drinking, how long you can store coffee beans, and whether it is worth it to buy ground coffee.

 

A Story Of South African Brandy

South Africa has made brandy its own. New brands and innovations are now leading the way, reports Clifford Roberts.

 

How Non-alcoholic Beer Is Made

Most of the process for making alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer is fairly similar. Both types of beer go through similar steps like making a mash and boiling the wort. Blending in the hops and fermentation happens in both of the processes. The main difference for most non-alcoholic beers is that the beer has to be heated. 

 

Here’s Why The Coke At Mcdonald’s Is So Good

Not every cup of Coke is created equal. If you’re a McDonald’s customer who can’t resist ordering a large Coke with your Big Mac and fries, you may suspect that the soda from the fast-food chain is superior to versions found elsewhere. It’s not childhood nostalgia warping your taste buds: McDonald’s takes steps to ensure their Coke really does taste better than the competitors.

 

The World’s First Mocktail Is The Shirley Temple

Non-alcoholic cocktails are having their day and the notion of giving up the sauce for a stint is ever popular. It seems the lure of saving money, trimming the waist and skipping hangovers is a potent one! If you are one of those who decided to pass on the booze during dry January, then grab a glass and treat yourself to the world’s first mocktail.

 

The History Of Instant Coffee

Instant coffee may seem like a relatively modern convenience, but it’s in fact a lot older than many other inventions that we still use today.

 

The History of Champagne Sabering

The technique has seen a recent rise in interest from the young sommelier set, but its history dates back to Napoleonic times (though it’s unclear who first realized it’s an awfully good time to send your bubbles flying across the room).

 

Ever Wondered How Jagermeister Got Its Name?

This type of liquor has an interesting and symbolic story behind its name and logo. For those of us not fluent in German, the name “Jagermeister” means “Hunting Master”. According to sources in the company, it is said that the name was derived from a story involving St. Hubertus, the patron saint of hunting.

 
 
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