Booze

And Here is Your Open Thread

Friend of the site: JOE PRESSER made this video about the Bloody Mary in his free time because some people have hobbies that involve art creation and contribution of knowledge in important fields. I’ve watched it 6 times—it’s very soothing, very nice. Brava, Msr. Presser.

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How Your Cocktails Get Their Names

I will not order a cocktail if it has a dumb name. I will pick anything other than the cocktail with a dumb name. If it can’t be avoided, I will point to it. “This one,” I’ll say. Or “the gin one.” Won’t say the dumb name.

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Boy Band Beer

Sounds like a dad joke, but it’s not.

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Melting Glaciers, But the Wine is Great!

According to The Washington Post, English sparkling wine is becoming an alcoholic beverage people want to drink because, as winemakers contend, climate change has created “increasingly hospitable temperatures” for vineyards in southern England, resulting in French champagne makers to buy land in the U.K.

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Cheap Beer Proven to Be Popular Among Young and Hip

It’s sort of a joke that the hipster beer of choice is PBR (mostly because it’s cheap, probably), but now there is actual data and heat maps that proves this to be true.

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I’m Not a Bartender, I’m a Bar-Back

“On busy nights I don’t stop moving for about five hours. The next two to three are spent doing restock and cleaning up. I walk out the door with cash in my pocket.”

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The Year I Learned What Things Really Cost

This year was my attempt to work toward soothing the gut-clutching financial guilt.

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Here’s Your One Chance Fancy Don’t Let Me Down

And fancy is what I felt last night when a friend invited me to have a drink at the sort of place that forbids jeans and sneakers—the sort of place that’s “jacket required” for men, preferably with a tie.

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My Boozey Beverage Secret

A secret about beverages.

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The Past 14 Years: Bought Dream Guitar, Checked Into Psych Ward, Sold Dream Guitar

“I knew how all of this would end: I would sell the Bean. “

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The Most You Need to Spend on Good Wine

It’s all about the Jacksons, baby.

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The Liquor Stores of My Life, Priced Out

Comparing liquor prices in my life.

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