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.

 

Ever Wondered How Smirnoff Vodka Got Its Name?

Peter Smirnoff was the man who gave us this legendary clear drink.

 

5 Astounding Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Bruichladdich Whisky

Scotch Whisky can be confusing. If you’re new to it, trying to pick a whisky is like figuring out which estranged friend to talk to at that terrifying school reunion.

 

What Is Tea Cupping And Why Is It Important?

Tea cupping is a process of tasting and evaluating the quality of loose leaf tea. Tea cupping is a process that includes a number of steps and is a vitally important method because tea quality varies widely. Tea cupping is a combination of art and science that is used by tea lovers throughout the world to maintain tea quality and tea drinking satisfaction.

 

How much head should a beer have?

Spend any time looking at beer-focused Instagram accounts and eventually you’ll come across strange glassware; not pint glasses or tulips or glass steins, but vessels that look more like vases or fish bowls. They’re often filled by a so-called “boss pour,” a phenomenon that’s also sometimes called an iceman pour, in which the vessel is full entirely to the brim. It’s relatively new and—to purists—perplexing development.

 

Around 75 McDonald’s burgers are sold every second

Everybody knows that McDonald’s sells a lot of hamburgers. Figuring out just how many hamburgers they sell not by the day or even the hour, but by the second, seems like a near impossible exercise that only the most math-inclined of burger nerds would take on. Somebody did figure it out though, and in 2013 the fast-food giant was reportedly moving around 75 burgers every second. This burger data roughly breaks down as 4,500 burgers every minute, 270,000 every hour, 6.48 million every day, and 2.36 billion burgers every year.

 

Why A Grape Turns Into A Fireball In A Microwave

THE INTERNET IS full of videos of thoughtful people setting things on fire. Here’s a perennial favorite: Cleave a grape in half, leaving a little skin connecting the two hemispheres. Blitz it in the microwave for five seconds. For one glorious moment, the grape halves will produce a fireball unfit for domestic life.

 

This European Country Drinks More Beer Than Anyone Else In The World

If you’re planning a trip where you can drink endless beer and pay less for it than you would for water, your dream destination is to the best beer-drinking location in the world: Prague in the Czech Republic.

 

Did You Know There Is Ink In Your Tea?

Like any plant, the tea plant is composed of hundreds of different compounds. Some of the most interesting ones fall into the category of polyphenols, so called because of their molecular structure. These compounds, specifically a sub-category called “tannins” are responsible for the dark color you sometimes get in tea and they also account for the possible health benefits of tea.

 
 
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