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Oktoberfest is on your doorstep, where are you going to celebrate?

Oktoberfest is on your doorstep, where are you going to celebrate?
If you haven't already become a huge fan of Oktoberfest, perhaps this is the year to see what all the fuss is about.  German Americans make up the largest ancestry group in the United States, so there are plenty of places to enjoy the experience.   Here is a listing of the Top 20 events according to Top Events USA.  I am a little surprised that my own home town favorite is not included, but I can heartily endorse the annual event in Charlotte...

Champagne Flutes are beautiful, but do they enhance the flavor of the wine?

Champagne Flutes are beautiful, but do they enhance the flavor of the wine?
The elegant design of champagne flutes are enticing, but some people believe the design is not ideal for experiencing the flavor of the wine.  In a recent blog post on VinePair it is argued that when it comes to Champagne, "drinking from flutes is like going to a concert with ear plugs because it will not let you enjoy what is inside". Everyone has heard about the effect of oxygen on the wine's flavors and aromas.  The argument is that champa...

Why use metal for drinkware?

Why use metal for drinkware?
Have you ever wondered why metal is used for drinkware?  It may not be as appealing as glassware, but there are a number of characteristics that make this material desirable for your next drinkware purchase. Stainless steel is the most rugged material so for the adventure enthusiasts this may be the most logical of choices.  It has a superior strength-to-weight ratio and can tolerate extreme temperature differences. Longevity of these products...

Hottest New Summer Drinks

Hottest New Summer Drinks
Anyone interested in hearing about the hottest new drinks? Bartenders from all around the world are getting more creative every day.  How about you amateur bartenders?  I would love to hear about your own new creations.  If you are interested in subscribing to my newsletter, you can read about some of the latest creations out there. Okay, well let's get started with a few of the drink recipes that you can try courtesy of Liquor.com: A STROLL I...