It's hard to make a drink for the holidays that doesn't feel like the same-old eggnog or cranberry concoction. So what if you broke out of the mold and tried something from either side of the flavor spectrum?
For many Italians, Puglia has been the best kept secret in the country for quite some time. But the secret is out. And from the incredible food to the gorgeous beaches people are now flocking to the heel of the boot. But if you can't get to Puglia there is one item that can give you a taste - Puglian wines.
Beer is pretty complex to make a people have spent lifetimes studying it. But for the casual beer drinker like myself, it's sometimes more realistic to have an overview (don't think I have many beer brewing days in front of me). I recently took a trip to Portland, Maine and had the good fortune to stop into the Allagash Brewery.
We might think our fancy coffee shop is serving us the best coffee, but there are ways to be a bit more discerning. How do you know if coffee is fresh? How do you know if coffee is sustainable? How do you grind coffee properly? We get these answers and more from sitting down at the Roasting Plant.
How much can any one person truly know about wine? Bianca Bosker aimed to find out while writing her bestselling book Cork Dork. We talk to the author about joining the world of top sommeliers and what she learned about wine along the way.