St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl in NYC

Many people belly up to the bar on St. Patrick’s Day for a glass of green beer, but why visit just one bar when you could visit several? The St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl is taking place this year between Friday March 16th and Sunday March 18th in New York City and it promises to be the biggest St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl the city has ever seen. Interested? Let’s take a closer look at what the St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl is all about and how much you’ll have to pay to participate.

What Is the St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl?

Imagine hitting the best bars in New York City and getting beer at incredible prices. That’s exactly what the St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl is all about. Yep, it’s a three-day event that is all about drinking some of the best beers the city has to offer, but how much does something like this cost?

5 Essential Wine Tasting Tips for Beginners

Many enthusiasts would like for you to believe that wine is complicated. While the flavors of wine may be complex, tasting wine isn’t something you have to be educated to do. However, there are a few things you can do to prepare for the tasting. The following are just five essential wine tasting tips for beginners.

Prepare for the Tasting

Because you will be trying 4-6 different wines at most tastings, it pays to have a small meal before hand. This can help ward off the ill-effects of having wine on an empty stomach. Once you’re through with the meal, have a few plain crackers to cleanse your palate. This will help ensure that you get the full flavor effects of the wine rather than a mingling of flavors from the grilled chicken you had at dinner.

Hosting a Wine Tasting Party

A wine tasting party can be a great way to bring friends together, have some great conversation, and learn something new. It can also be a whole lot of fun. There are a lot of things you can do to put together a successful wine tasting party, and to make it a special and memorable time for everyone (even those friends of yours who claim to not like wine). Here are some tips for hosting a wine tasting party.

Choosing Your Location

You need to start by deciding if you want a more formal setting, or if you’d like the party to be casual and informal. This is what will determine most of the party details. For example, the location, party décor, and guest list will be largely determined by the desired feel of the party.

5 Simple Tips for Cooking with Alcohol

Cooking with alcohol is something that many professional chefs do but the process can be intimidating to the average cook. After all, you don’t want to set your house on fire and you don’t want your recipe to flop. Thankfully, there are a few simple tips you can follow to help ensure your experience is a good one. Here are just five simple tips for cooking with alcohol.

Never Add Alcohol Over a Heat Source

You should always remove the pan from the heat before adding alcohol. Not doing so can lead to a house fire. Another important piece of advice when it comes to pouring your alcohol in the pan is to never pour from the bottle. If the alcohol should immediately ignite it would quickly spread to the entire bottle and cause a small explosion and possibly cause you personal injury – not to mention damage to your home. Always measure out what you’ll need and pour from a smaller container.