The Importance of Beer in British Society

The importance of beer in British society evokes more history than may be imagined by the casual observer. True, the Public House or ‘pub’ has for generations been an important gathering place and focal point of British communities great and small, and beer was for years the staple product of the pub, but what accounted […]

Winetasting Brazil Uruguay

Brazil is the third largest producer of wine by volume in South America, after Argentina and Chile. The climate is suitable for viticulture in the most southern region, particularly around Serra Gaúcha, just north of Porto Alegre, at about 29 degrees south latitude, and accounts for the bulk of Brazilian wine. Neighboring Uruguay and to […]

Beer Recommendations for Thanksgiving Dinner

Coming from a very large, very dysfunctional family, requires a certain expertise in how not to have open warfare at the holiday table. Rather than consider what beer to serve, perhaps a better topic would be, should beer be served at all? Not that I am advocating abstinence (it would probably delay, if not prevent […]

Simple Inexpensive Coffee Maker

Coffee makers can be very personal appliances.  One person may want a coffee maker that uses a specific brand of coffee and dispenses one cup at a time, while another may prefer a coffee maker that can brew a pot large enough for a whole party.  But if you’re looking for an inexpensive coffee maker […]

A Beginners Guide to the different Types of Beer

Beer is actually a large family of drinks rather than a single drink and they are many different styles and varieties available. Finding your way through them is made even more challenging as the same drink may be called different things depending on where you live. Undoubtedly the most fun way to find out is […]

Best Websites for Inexpensive Meal Ideas and Recipes

The Internet is an awesome source for inexpensive meal ideas and recipes. Some of the best websites offer coupons and giveaways. There are so many resources available. The three best websites to find cheap meal ideas and a variety of recipes are www.foodnetwork.com, and www.cooks.com. Allrecipes.com is a great site for finding recipes by ingredient. […]

What you should know about Ipa India Pale Ale Beers

IPA or India Pale Ale is a type of beer from the ale family, that is a beer made with top fermenting yeast. It is a paler beer and has a strong hoppy taste. It is traditionally a higher percentage alcohol by volume, although this is not always the case nowadays. It is in appearance […]

Why some People Prefer Instant rather than Filtered Coffee

For coffee drinkers all over the world, there has been a debate “brewing” for years: which is better tasting, instant or filtered coffee? Some people cannot stand the thought of drinking a cup of instant coffee. There are some folks, however, who actually prefer instant over regular filtered brews for these reasons: *Convenience. A good […]

Why so many People Prefer to Buy Fast Food rather than Cook their own Meals

Let’s forget about fast food’s health or lack therof for a moment. The fact of the matter is that we live in a fast-paced society. We are in a perpetual hurry to get to work, to make that appointment, or to meet that deadline. Thus, we have essentially become accustomed to literally eating on the […]

The Origin of Mead

The Greek poet Ovid wrote that Bacchus invented mead, and both the Greeks and Romans identified it with ambrosia, the food of the gods. The ancient geographer Strabo wrote about Arabian cave dwellers who brewed mead for their tribal leaders. But mead was invented long before the Greeks and Romans wrote glowing stories about it. […]

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