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Published January 1, 2014.
We've suggested freezing leftover wine in ice cube
trays to use later in pan sauces, but is freezing a good
way to store it for drinking?
Which contains more caffeine: dark roast or light roast coffee?
Is a tall, narrow flute better for drinking champagne than a wide, shallow goblet, or is it just a matter of aesthetics?
Published November 1, 2013.
Interested in making rounder, sweeter, more complex coffee from your French Press? Here's how to do it.
Uneasy about using raw eggs in your eggnog? This method will put you at ease.
Some tea drinkers claim that it’s imperative to boil fresh water for tea. Is there any reason you can’t just reboil leftover water?
Published July 1, 2013.
If you've got a bottle of dry sherry handy, here's a tip for transforming it into a cream sherry substitute.
Published May 1, 2013.
How long should you stir a martini with ice to achieve optimal flavor?
When it comes to brewing coffee with an automatic drip machine, let the pot fill completely before pouring that first cup. Here's why.
Published January 1, 2013.
Do the different ways of using citrus peel to garnish cocktails produce different tastes?
Published November 1, 2012.
We recommended resting lemon and lime juices before using them in drinks to improve flavor. Does resting also make difference when cooking with juices?
Will adding eggshells to ground coffee before brewing tame an overly strong brew?
It’s common to aerate red wine before serving, but is there any point in aerating white wine?
Published July 1, 2012.
The prices of some tonic water brands can be shockingly high. Isn't all tonic water the same?
Published May 1, 2012.
Can tawny port be substituted for the ruby variety in a recipe?
When we heard that cheap bourbon could be doctored to make it taste more like a fine spirit aged for an extended period in an oak barrel, we had to give it a try.
Is it true that temperature changes can cause beer to develop the off-flavors and aromas associated with “skunked” beer?
Published March 1, 2012.
When it comes to carbonation, temperature makes all the difference.
Published January 1, 2012.
What if you want to pour a glass of wine and you haven't planned ahead? Use this trick to quickly aerate your bottle.
Can anything be done with a corked bottle of wine—besides pour it down the drain?
Published November 1, 2011.
We've discovered an easy and effective technique for quick chilling wine.
Published July 1, 2011.
Is it safe to drink beer six months past its “drink by” date?
Published May 1, 2011.
White vermouth can be substituted for white wine in recipes. So does that mean red vermouth is an acceptable substitute for red wine?
Beer can interiors are coated with an epoxy that contains Bisphenol A (BPA). Is the popular method of cooking a chicken perched on an open beer can really a good idea?
Published September 1, 2010.
I’ve heard that the quality of a beer starts with the color of the bottle, but I’m not sure what this means. Can you explain?