Home brewing basics for beginners

So you’ve decided to start brewing beer at home. Congratulations, you’re now entering a world known for its great community, breadth and depth as a hobby, and of course, delicious delayed gratification in the form of homemade beer. Home brewing can be as easy or as advanced as you want, and that’s part of the joy and allure of it. Plus, no matter where you’re … Continue reading Home brewing basics for beginners

The 5 basic spirits you need to start a home bar

What are the most essential spirits you need to start a home bar with? The world of alcohol being so wide and vast, that is certainly a daunting question for those just starting out. Looking at the myriad of options out there can easily confuse and paralyze your purchasing decisions. From gins to rums, whiskies to vodkas, it seems like there are just too many … Continue reading The 5 basic spirits you need to start a home bar

Common household ingredients great for making cocktails with

Building up your home bar stash can feel daunting at times. You not only need to stock up on spirits, but modifiers and mixers too. From vermouths to liqueurs, tonics to bitters, there is always something to add on. Not to mention needing the proper equipment to properly shake, stir or build a cocktail. Yet actually, many common household ingredients can easily be added to … Continue reading Common household ingredients great for making cocktails with

Soju: What is it and why people love it

Neutral spirits like vodka have less of a fan base than, say, gin or rum. Whiskies in particular have a huge following, being one of the most valuable type of spirit out there, spawning legions of collectors and connoisseurs. How is it then, that the humble soju, also a neutral spirit, has become such a popular alcoholic beverage, especially among the young? To be clear, … Continue reading Soju: What is it and why people love it