Trust Issues? – Collins Bar Birmingham

Welcome back to another addition of Brown at the Bar! This post is a real treat for those of you that really love a good cocktail and aren’t too picky of what specifically you’re drinking. Let’s discuss a wonderful gem in Birmingham, AL, The Collins Bar. Continue reading “Trust Issues? – Collins Bar Birmingham”

Homemade Cinnamon Whiskey

My parents don’t drink recreationally but they’re very liable to serve up an old fashioned Hot Toddy when someone is feeling under the weather. When I grew up and left the nest, I discovered that whiskey (even by itself) can be a miracle worker. Paired with other things, it tastes even better. Even at your best health, a good hot whiskey cocktail can lift you to an even better feeling. Check out these cocktails at My Food Odyssey.

Whiskey is the panacea. There is little it can’t cure, especially in winter. If I have a cold (as I do at the moment) I would far sooner have a hot whiskey than expensive cold and flu medications. The vapours clear my nose, the honey soothes my cough, the spices warm my bones and the […]

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Swanky Wedding Cocktails!

Wedding season is approaching and what’s the best part about weddings? Open bars? Correct! Check out these wedding cocktails via Eventi Gaia di Gaia Cinotti for some inspiration for your own swanky events.

How amazing do these look! There is always something at a wedding that we want to stand out. Sometimes it’s the decor and sometimes its the venue. For me, however, its the food and the drinks! People love food, people love cocktails. Follow the link for the original article and prepare to be blown away! All […]

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Wednesday Wine Down: Diora La Petite Grace

“A glass of red wine a day keeps the health problems away.” Red wines come in several different varieties, just as whites do. However, in my opinion, red wines offer much more including a multiplicity of health benefits. Reds are often times more structured and complex than whites but also can possess a soft, structured quality about them. Red wines are those wines that are what most people would consider to be an “acquired taste.” Continue reading “Wednesday Wine Down: Diora La Petite Grace”

Wednesday Wine Down: Moscato & Riesling

“Always keep a bottle in the fridge for special occasions – you know, like Wine Wednesday” is a saying that I stand by faithfully.  In today’s wine feature, we will again be looking at two different style wines, one a Moscato and one a Riesling that Dakari and I tasted a few weeks back. Both of these wines are sweet, but possess different varieties of sweetness. In wine world, there is what is called a Wine Sweetness Chart. This chart is merely a chart that displays the different levels of sweetness of different style wines so that wine drinkers can compare them. The sweetness in wine is attributed to residual sugar. Residual sugar is the level of glucose and fructose (grape sugars) that are not converted into alcohol during fermentation. In this post, I will discuss the sweetness of Dulcis (pronounced duhl-chi) Moscato and Washington Hills Late Harvest Sweet Riesling 2010. Continue reading “Wednesday Wine Down: Moscato & Riesling”