Drinks

Psst! You’re Probably Drinking Your White Wine Too Cold — Wine and Dine

Up until recently, I'd tuck my white wine in the fridge until it was as cold as I could get it before popping the cork. It was icy and refreshing as can be, and no one was complaining. But I found that most of the white wine, regardless of what kind I was actually drinking, tasted mostly the same: It was very cold and it was wine. Come to find out it's because I have actually been drinking it too cold this whole time.

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Croatia’s Underwater Winery Is Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed — Travel News

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Croatia has crept its way up to the top of people's travel bucket lists, and for good reason: It's got some gorgeous coastlines and delicious food. Now, wine-lovers have a new reason to visit the nation: the Balkan country, which drinks the most wine in the world, is home to an underwater winery.

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Lemonade Stands Are Getting Shut Down Left and Right. Is This Wrong? — Summer Jobs

Of course it's wrong. Why would you even ask that? Lemonade stands are always worth a stop, even if you don't particularly like lemonade. The opportunity to talk with young entrepreneurs is irresistible, and the price is usually just right.

For the kids, stocking, staffing, and marketing a lemonade stand is a great first job, with plenty of lessons to be learned (like why you should hesitate before working with family, which kids will discover as soon as little sisters get too obsessed with holding all the money — causing parents to revoke all business licenses).

These days, though, a younger sibling with impulse-control issues isn't a young entrepreneur's only problem. There are some joy-stealing adults out there who want to destroy yet another innocent childhood tradition. Yup, people are actually calling the cops on kids ... for selling lemonade without a permit. Why, oh, why?

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You’ve Been Pouring Juice Wrong Your Entire Life — Life in the Kitchen

When pouring orange juice from the carton, most people intuitively put the plastic spout as close to the glass as possible. This results in the infamous glugging approach, where your juice splatters within the glass and makes a "glug glug" noise. Not cool.

Well, I'm here to tell you that if this is your approach to pouring juice out of a carton — or really any liquid from a carton — you've been doing it wrong your entire life. There's actually a better way that is splatter- and glug-free.

First and foremost, the right way to pour out of a carton is to hold the carton so the spout is on the top, further away from the rim of the drinking vessel. This results in a clean pour without any splatter or alarming noises, as showcased by YouTube personality Crazy Russian Hacker.

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This Is the Wine I Always Drink with Pizza — Wine and Dine

My husband and I enjoy pizza night at home almost every Friday night, and it's a tradition we don't plan on shaking anytime soon. It usually starts with sipping Americanos and munching on marinated olives on the couch while the pizza stone preheats in the oven. Then, as we assemble our pies, we pop open a bottle of wine. It's the same kind of wine each and every time because, in my opinion, it's the best bottle you can drink with just about any kind of pizza.

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5 Ways to Make a 3-Ingredient Pitcher Cocktail — Recipes from The Kitchn

When it comes to summer get-togethers, a couple six-packs of beer or a few bottles of wine may seem like the fastest, easiest answer to your drinking dilemma. But here's another solution that works for even the most last-minute barbecue or pool party: a pitcher cocktail. It may seem complicated (and as a result, it looks fancy and impressive), but you can actually pull off a pitcher cocktail in the same amount of time — or less!

These five drinks require just three ingredients, some of which you probably already have on hand, so you can quickly stir one up before the first guest is knocking at your door.

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