How did Cuba become the Gold Standard of Cigars?

How did Cuba become the Gold Standard of Cigars?

Even people who do not smoke cigars know Cuba’s reputation as the go-to country for cigar aficionados. The country’s legend only grew after the trade embargo went into effect in 1962. After a time, that forbidden fruit aspect seemed to feed into the myth...
5 Myths about Alcohol Debunked

5 Myths about Alcohol Debunked

As the most widely used drug on the planet, just about everyone you know has a crazy alcohol story. It’s no surprise then that lots of myths have gone up around it. Sometimes, the myth contains a grain of truth. Most of the time, though, it started as a bit of...
Beginner’s Guide to Wine

Beginner’s Guide to Wine

You face a long row of wine bottles and feel panic setting in. You have no idea what the difference is between a cabernet sauvignon and a Shiraz. Reaching the end of the aisle, you peek around the other side only to see that it is also full of wine bottles....
5 Great Mini Cigars

5 Great Mini Cigars

Cigarillo, demi-tasse, mini, petit, short panatela. Small cigars. Though they can’t take the place of your favorite, full-size stogie, one of these mini cigars is perfect when you just don’t have the time to savor your favorite cigar. Luckily, cigar...
Growler Safety

Growler Safety

With the quick growth in growler popularity, understanding proper cleanliness methods for the containers helps ensure you enjoy your favorite draft beer in a safe manner. Follow this advice if filling growlers yourself, such as with home brewing, but also ensure any...
How to Serve Wine | The Ultimate Guide

How to Serve Wine | The Ultimate Guide

It may sound pretentious, but in reality, how you serve wine truly affects the wine’s taste and flavor. It begins with the wine’s temperature; too cold or too warm mutes or dulls the flavor or imparts a bitterness the vintner never intended. Decanting the...
Cigar Flavors

Cigar Flavors

Flavor plays a big role in how a cigar tastes , and every smoker has his or her favorites. Part of what makes a cigar a good pairing with your favorite beverage is its flavor. You do not want these tastes to clash. Classifications such as strong and mild describe the...
A 5,000-Year-Old Beer Recipe

A 5,000-Year-Old Beer Recipe

Archeologists in the Shaanxi province of China discovered proof that the Chinese began brewing beer at least 5,000 years ago. What’s more, the find proves that ingredients and brewery methods changed little in the intervening millennia. You know what they say:...
Beer: The Healthier Alternative

Beer: The Healthier Alternative

Get ready for some good news, everyone! The research is in. Beer, when consumed in moderation, provides numerous health benefits to the drinker. What type of benefits? Studies prove lower risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, dementia, osteoporosis, and even cancer....
The Best Single Malt and Blended Scotch Whiskies

The Best Single Malt and Blended Scotch Whiskies

Is it whisky or whiskey? Is it bourbon, scotch, or rye? There seem to be myriad types of whiskey (whisky when you are talking about scotch). Each type is different based on its ingredients, the aging process, and its region of origin. Whiskies made in America and...

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