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What is a good collection of alcohol to keep around for someone who doesn't drink? [closed]

I don't drink alcohol at all, but I'd like to keep some kind of selection around to offer to guests who do. I'm not looking to fully stock a bar, but at least a few different options that can ...
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WSET Level 2 Exam

I'm studying for the WSET Level 2 and I will be taking it in a couple of weeks. Any advice on what I should study? I've already made tons of flash cards and I'm going through them regularly.
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Unique and valuable gift for drinker? [closed]

I want to give a close friend a unique and memorable liquor-related (his stipulation) gift. He's particularly fond of whiskey and beer but drinks most anything. What are some ideas, not necessarily ...
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Can drinking 45ml of spirit (40%) per day affect your health?

Based on this question How much actual alcohol is safe to drink per day? we can see The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism suggests no more than 4 drinks per day, and no more than 7 ...
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What dishes pair well with black wine?

What food stuffs pair well with black wine? Black wine in reality is a very, very dark red wine and I would like to know what pairs well with this wine as well as if there are specials occasions that ...
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Any recommendations on plum-based spirits?

Would anyone have recommendations on plum-based spirits? I've had the seasonal R. Jelinek Slivovitz Plum Brandy but that stuff is unpleasant and potent in large amounts, and I rarely see any kind of ...
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Liquor before beer never fear

The common saying "beer before liquor never sicker and liquor before beer have no fear" always made me wander why is that? What is the science behind it?
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Dark winter days equal dark winter drinks!

Winter is just around the corner, thus what should I be drinking? My normal summer tipple of Gin and Tonic, or should I move over to darker more homely drinks, like perhaps rum and coke? Is there a ...
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Non-alcoholic substitutes for wine

I like the taste of wine and the sensation the alcohol creates in the mouth, but I have no interest in the mental effects or the cancer risk. (I've never drunk enough at one time to become even so ...
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Something similar to Don Julio 1942

We love this tequila but can't find it anywhere any more. Can somebody recommend something similar? 1942 pays homage to the year Don Julio González began his tequila-making journey. Produced in ...
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Universally Accepted Beer Education

I have been searching for Beer education with universally accepted certificate like WSET for a while but I couldn't find one. I've found some courses Prud'homme ,Cicerone, and The Beer Judge ...
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What liqueurs can be paired with a particular movie?

I enjoy watching movies with friends as a group and was hoping that some of you could possibly come up with a recommendation and pairing of a liqueur or two with a particular movie?
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Wine Recommendation for Soupe au Vin?

Some years ago when I was in France, we would drink soupe au vin (wine soup) which was served extremely cold on hot summer days. Not being in France and the summer days are now getting hotter, I would ...
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What soft drinks mix well with alcohol to make a great drink?

What soft drinks mix well with alcohol to make a great, yet unique tasting drink? We have all heard of rum and coke which is known as a Cuba Libre. I would like to try some other soft drinks with ...
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How to best serve a Madeira that's been in the fridge for a few years?

I've seen a few questions about what to do with some wines that have been in the refrigerator. I am planning on opening an unopened bottle of rainwater Madeira (aged 5 years) that has been in my ...
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Recommendations for Tea/Fruity/Sweet beers?

I mainly drink ciders and sometimes I find a beer that I can tolerate the taste, even if I don't enjoy it. Something like Yuengling or Stella (not the cider). Recently I tried Sea Dogs Tea Beer which ...
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What pairs well with fig wine?

I am going to make some homemade fig wine this year and would like to know what pairs well with fig wine. Here is the recipe I am planning to use: Fresh Fig Wine The common fig (Ficus carica) is ...
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Rose colored wine cocktail

I have no experience in making wine cocktails and I would like a recommendation of a "rose" colored wine cocktail. The wine cocktail I am looking for should be as close as possible to the color rose ...
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What alcohol to pair with roast goose?

What type of drink would be best paired with roast goose? Prior to the discovery of the Americas, roast goose was served as the main course on major days of celebration in Europe. Turkeys were ...
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Roman recipe for mead

I found online an ancient recipe for mead, given by the Spanish-Roman naturalist Columella in "De re rustica": Take rainwater kept for several years, and mix a sextarius (around 1/2 litre) of this ...
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An alternative to Vodka to pair with caviar

With some Russian friends coming I intend upon serving caviar in the correct manner. Here is a link to The Telegraph's idea of what I should be doing as far as the caviar is concerned. However I ...
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Traditional wine recommendation for a romantic evening on Valentine's Day?

Being a man of tradition and enjoying the finer things in life, I would like to have a nice romantic evening with my love next Valentine's Day (February 14). However I would like to keep the choice ...
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What fortified red wines combine best with black olives, pistachio nuts and this particular cheese?

Recently I've been making a spaghetti dish where wine is the protagonist. The cooking of the spaghetti is finished in a sauce (whose cooking already started, too) made with red wine, oil, garlic and ...
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What to and what not to mix with alcohol

Are there any restrictions to mix alcohol with other things? A friend of mine mixed whisky with milk and then he turned sick. he got rashes all over his face. But when i searched a little bit it ...
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What cocktail could be paired with French cheese?

For a kind of cocktail competition I'm running against friends, I need a cocktail around France theme, my idea is to pair a cocktail with a French cheese. I know that cherries do pair well with bask ...
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Whiskey and beer recommendations for boilermaker cocktail?

A lecturer of mine, who is quite a beer connoisseur, mentioned boilermaker shots/cocktails when lecturing about methods of yeast fermentation. Given he's quite into beer, I'm sure when he talks about ...
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What alcohol products go well with a particular type of coffee?

What alcohol products go well with a particular type of coffee? I enjoy the odd Irish Coffee occasionally. Desiring to expand my coffee/alcohol combos, I would like to know what types of coffee goes ...
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What alcohol beverage goes well with a certain type of smoking?

Some beverages go well with different foods. White wine with fish, red wine with ... Is there such a thing as beverage and smokes combinations that suit the taste buds? For example, beer with ...
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What alcohol would go good with tea?

I drink tea. I had a thought about putting something into it. What good alcohol can I think about putting into the tea?
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Beer cocktail recommendation

I do not have much options in beer variety and therefore I need some good cocktail of beer with vodka/tequila or some other good choice to make it good for a party. Is there any way to mix things up?
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Must try wines in Frankfurt region

Some regions around Frankfurt are famous for their wines. When I was in Frankfurt last time, I tried their Apple wine and simply loved it. This time, I will be in Frankfurt for a longer period and ...
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What is a comparable beer to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier?

I am trying to think of what US brewed beer tastes most similar to a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier...
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Red Wine recommendation for the Feast of St John the Apostle!

I am looking for a red wine recommendation. The Roman Rituale of the Catholic Church has a special blessing which is reserved for the Feast of St John the Apostle (December 27). The actual blessing ...
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What is the best type of gin to use in a gin martini? [closed]

I am trying to make a gin martini and I would like to know what is the best type of gin to use for doing so.
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Similar beers to Hitachino Nest White Ale

I have been drinking the Hitachino Nest White Ale for some time, but I find it quite hard to get in the UK. I have been trying to find an alternative which is similar in taste. It is similar to a ...
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Dry Cider recommendations

I find most ciders to be a bit too sweet for my tastes. Most of the lineup from Woodchuck is on the sweet side. I like most of the Crispin Cider lineup. Does anyone have any recommendations for dry ...
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1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die [closed]

Does anybody know someone that has completed the 1001 beers of the book: 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die - Adrian Tierney-jones If there is someone here trying, please tell me: In your opinion ...
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Looking for dark but not heavy

I tend to go for darker beers, typically stouts and porters. Guinness is my usual go to when I'm at a bar or restaurant, but as appealing as "a meal in a glass" is, on occasion I find these to be a ...
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Sour Beer (Gose, Wild Ales, Lambics)

What exactly is involved in the brewing process that turns a beer 'sour'? Is it the addition of certain lactic acids or yeasts? I've been told before that, technically, a sour beer is a the result of ...
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Craft beer - Ambient temperature for fermentation

I am thinking about make my first beer in this summer. However, in my country the summer has an ambient temperature about 25-30º. So my question, is what type of beers are adequate to this conditions? ...
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Who made commercialization of beer possible

Who was the person or company that made beer selling commercial .
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Red Lager Recomendations and what flavours make a beer a “Red Lager”

I'm looking for new beers to try and have a great liking for a variety of Red Ales. Some of my favourite "big" brews are Yuengling and Dos Equis. I also really like a local brew Walkerville Honest ...
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Beer like Grimbergen Blanche

Can someone suggest me a beer with similar taste like Grimbergen Blanche ? Grimbergen is the brand name of a variety of Belgian abbey beers. Originally made by Norbertine monks in the Belgian town of ...
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Is there a site (or app) like Beer Advocate that lets me give just an overall rating?

Beer Advocate used to allow you to give an overall rating for a beer, rather than giving score breakdowns (appearance, smell, mouth feel, etc). They have recently changed this and you can only supply ...
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Beer recommendations for India, please

Which is the good brew for India? I generally prefer Budweiser and I am pretty much good with it.
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Beer swapping online?

I've tried hundreds of beers in recent years. But it starts to get expensive buying some beers less accessible online. Is there any site about swapping beers between people of different countries?
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Recommended Android app

Do you recommend any specific Android app to keep track of the different beers (and of course different kind of beers) that you have tasted? Someone recommended me Untappd but I may need something ...
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Have you guys ever tried Chinese beer? How would you rate it? [closed]

I am a Food & Beverage industry analyst from China and I'd like to know if other overseas consumers know Chinese Beer and how do you guys rate it? Also, which brands do you know of (Tsingtao)? And ...
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What are some breweries locals like to visit in New York City?

I wasn't a beer enthusiast while living in NYC, but still I don't recall hearing much about local breweries. Are there any worthwhile beers brewed in NYC, worth visiting at their sources? Looking to ...