The thing that makes sparkling wine sparkle is the introduction of carbon monoxide into the base wine

Understanding the Difference Between Champagne, Prosecco, and Cava

Have you ever walked into a wine store and wondered what the difference is between Champagne, Prosecco, and Cava? Explore where and how sparkling wines are made and how to make the right choice when you’re buying wine.

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7 Cocktails Perfect for Summer

Here are seven great cocktail recipes full of interesting flavors to quench your thirst this summer!

Rusty Nail

Rusty Nail

With just three ingredients: scotch, Drambuie, and ice, the Rusty Nail is a great example of how the simplest cocktails can be the most interesting.

Bees Knees Cocktail

Bees Knees Cocktail

The Bees Knees is a traditional summer cocktail recipe made with gin, lemon juice, and a honey simple syrup that lives up to its name with warm honey flavors and beautiful golden color.

Mezcal Margarita Recipe

Mezcal Margarita

Using a fresh homemade sour mix and a pinch of salt creates a Mezcal Margarita with smooth, deep flavors that will make you feel like you’re lounging on a tropical beach.

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

This whiskey sour recipe uses a fresh tasting sour mix and egg whites to produce a frothy, refreshing drink.

Umami Old Fashioned

The Umami Old Fashioned Cocktail

The Umami Old Fashioned uses rye whiskey and orange bitters to create a delicious and drinkable old fashioned cocktail.

Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

Hot toddies are one of the best ways to warm up in the winter. The combination of good scotch, nice tea, and hot water will help you sleep like a baby.

The Coffee Crew serving coffee outside at an event

Talking with CityKid Java About Coffee, Youth Development, and What It’s Like to be a Social Enterprise Organization

In South Minneapolis, City Kid Java is creating an intersection between kids, coffee, and social entrepreneurship to help people transform their lives.

 Imbibe! From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, A Salute in Stories and Drinks to

Review: Imbibe! From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, A Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas

Imbibe! From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash is David Wondrich’s amazing James Beard award-winning salute to Professor Jerry Thomas and the history of American cocktails.

Classic old fashioned cocktail

Classic Old Fashioned

Since its earliest days as the original cocktail, the Old Fashioned has undergone an evolution with thousands of variations. This classic Old Fashioned recipe uses bourbon, strips out the mid-century addition of soda while keeping the orange slice and cherry that…

A classic version of the Old Fashioned

Take a Drink and Travel Through Time as We Explore the Old Fashioned

Grab a drink and travel through time as we explore the history and evolution of the Old Fashioned one drink at a time from whiz-bang bartenders from the 1800s to Wisconsin supper clubs to today’s craft cocktail rooms.

Manhattan cocktail

Manhattan

Our Manhattan Cocktail recipe uses the classic 2 to 1 rye to vermouth ratio with the addition of a bing cherry to compliment the smokiness of the rye whiskey and is served on a big rock to keep everything ice…

The Emperor of Wine is a good read that helps put Parker's rise in the context of the whole industry

Review: Emperor of Wine – The Rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr. and the Reign of American Taste

Have you ever wondered why wines are scored on a 100 point scale? Take a read through Emperor of Wine, Elin McCoy’s biography of Robert Parker, and learn how Parker transformed an entire industry.

Gin Smash with Orange

Gin Smash with Orange

The gin smash with orange is a refreshing cocktail with a hint of orange and mint to cool off and brighten up a hot summer day.