So you want to like wine but don’t know how

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As a species, humans have historically held a unique relationship with fermented grapes. The ancient Greeks devoted an entire god’s worth of worship to them, Dionysus. For the past few millennia, the French have held the tradition of producing wine very dearly. Even wealthy Northern Californians have a longstanding history of growing, strategically smashing and, after waiting a while, drinking the contents of these berries. Such a long and colorful relationship leaves the medium of wine with a lot to be appreciated.

Ignore the Snobs, Drink the Cheap, Delicious Wine

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So-called natural wines have recently supplanted kale as the “it” staple of trendy tables — the “latest in holier-than-thou drinking,” according to The Financial Times. Farmed organically and made with minimal intervention, the wine in these special bottles is not to be confused with what one natural wine festival called “industrialized, big-brand, manufactured, nothing-but-alcoholic-grape-juice wines.” In other words, what most of us drink.

A Beginner’s Guide to Whiskey

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Real men drink whiskey, unfortunately getting into the world of whiskey can be more than a little daunting to the uninitiated.

With so many different brands, varieties, terms, ways to drink and strong opinions in the mix any beginner whiskey drinker will benefit from a helpful starter guide. Below you’ll find everything you need to know to fool even the most devout whiskey enthusiast.

Whiskey, Bourbon, Rye and Scotch

15 Most Manly Drinks

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What makes a drink manly? Which drinks require that you turn in your man card if you’re caught dead with it? It’s a highly debated topic. Interestingly enough there are plenty of factors that go into making manly drinks. The first cardinal rule of all manly drinks is that it can’t be sweet.