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How to Make Old Fashioneds That are Anything But

<i>Being a great host also means being a great home bartender. We've partnered with Johnnie Walker and Bulleit to help you master a few classic whiskey cocktails, and put your own spin on them—whether you're mixing one up for yourself or entertaining guests.</i><p>Being able to make a good Old Fashioned is …

Pairing wine with Asian food? Use your noodle

Sake, pinot gris and some light lagers partner nearly as well with various Asian dishes as jasmine tea<p>What do you drink with noodles? Two answers come to most people’s minds, I’m guessing: “lager” or “you don’t”.<p>I get both points of view. Wet noodle dishes, such as pho, have their own liquid …

Marks & Spencer

It’s time you switched up your Bloody Mary recipe. Here are 5 twists on the classic.

<i>Bloody Sangrita</i><p>The Bloody Mary is about as classic as it gets, beloved by football fans and brunch devotees everywhere. While almost everyone knows …

17 Rare Whiskies Worth Flying to Scotland For

Most of the year, Scotland comes to me—in a glass.<p>My favorite whiskies instantly transport me across the Atlantic. But some of the best whisky expressions never make it to the U.S—and the ones that do come in meager per-state allocations that are laughable at best. Just think of it this way: …

Whiskey

The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Will Take Your Breath Away

Complete with fairy-tale castles, picturesque seaside retreats, otherworldly natural parks, and charming cities, Europe is full of striking places to …

Travel

Why Is London Dry Gin Called That And How Is It Made?

London Dry Gin | Raw Pixels<p>Despite it being called London Dry Gin, a lot of it doesn’t actually come from the capital – only about a handful of it …

8 Great Ways to Cook Off-Grid Without Power

So you are storing extra food for times of emergency, right? Unless you have all canned goods or MRE’s, that food will need to be cooked. Even canned …

20 Best Fruits, Veggies & Herbs To Grow In Containers For An Endless Supply Of Free Food

If you love fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs but don’t want to always drive to the grocery store to get them, consider container gardening. It is a …

How to Make the Perfect Iced Coffee

In case you haven’t heard, coffee is amazing for you. From boosting metabolism to flavoring steak, it has uses upon uses.Unfortunately, we can’t just …

Top 12 Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits and Veggies

No one would deny that eating fruits and vegetables is good for you. They contain nutrients that are necessary to our health and vital functions.<p>They …

How Bordeaux 2008 wines taste now: 70 top names rated

<b>Decanter Premium members can view her tasting notes and ratings alongside the report.</b><p><b>Scroll down to see Jane’s Bordeaux 2008 wine ratings and tasting</b> …

Watering – When and How to Water Your Plants

Watering plants correctly is one of the easiest things to learn in gardening but many people find it confusing. The reason for this is that they want …

Grow cucumbers in Pot, An easy to grow vegetable for summer

Growing cucumbers in pots allows you to start the plants earlier than those planted in soil.<p><b>1 Sun exposure</b><p>This is crucial for cucumbers. They need …

7 Tips for Using Coffee Grounds in the Garden

If you’re like me, that morning cup of coffee is non-negotiable. Over time, that caffeine habit can generate a lot of coffee grounds. Don’t toss …

Primer: How to Read a Whiskey Label

Much like the world of beer and wine, the world of whiskey can be a vast and confusing place for anyone not already accustomed to traveling within …

Why It’s So Hard to Sell Wine on the Internet

In 2012, a startup named Club W set out to help millennials find and buy decent wine on the internet. With bottles from a few boutique vintners, a …

Wine

30-Minute Cheater’s Beef Stroganoff

1. In a large pot, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Season the beef with salt and pepper.<p>2. Working in batches, add the beef to the …

Five Wine Clubs for Any Personality

The number of wine delivery services has multiplied, and now there are wine clubs for every type of drinker. Find out which one is best for your …

How To Grow An Unlimited Amount Of Tomatoes Using JUST 4 SLICES And Some Dirt!

Tomatoes are probably the most favorite ingredients and most commonly used in a salad. However, their use doesn’t stop there. From decoration of the …

How to Make a Cucumber Tent Trellis and Health Benefits of Cucumbers

On February 12, 2018 by admin<p>Cucumber tendrils will grab the wires and secure the vine to the trellis as it grows.<p>A tent-shaped trellis makes a great …

The Benefits Of Using A Travel Agent In 2018...

When you think travel agent, you may think ironic retro telephones, paper boarding passes and cheesy cut out boards in your local town. Sure, the …

6 Vegetables that Grow Easily in Poor Soil

Have you been wanting to finally grow your own garden, but you just don’t have any good soil in your yard? Anything you have tried planting just …

I tried a subscription service that acts as your personal sommelier for only $30 a month — and I loved it

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Vinebox<p>I love wine, but it's not exactly something I ever took a college course in. Finding out what I really like has often felt more …

Wine

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Creamy Rice with Scallops Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine rice, chicken broth, and water in a large pot over high, and bring to a boil. Stir in thyme sprig, butter, 1 1⁄2 …

Country Lifestyle

What is ullage in wine and should you worry? – ask Decanter

Ullage is generally used to describe the amount headspace between the closure and the liquid inside a wine bottle, but how important is this and what …

20 of the best new UK hotels and hostels for 2018

From rustic hostels to chic city-centre boltholes, we pick the best newly opened hotels and hostels around the UK, plus several that are set to start welcoming guests this year<p><b>The Fleece Hotel,</b> <b>Richmond, North Yorkshire</b><p><b>Doubles from</b> £150 B&B<b><br>Opens</b> April<b><br>Bedrooms</b> 14<p>With its baronial flourishes and …

England

10 Spices You’ll Be Amazed You Can Grow at Home

Herbs and spices add flavor to our food. Besides increasing the palatability of otherwise bland foods, they work as digestive aids, the volatile oils …

Vientiane travel guide | The most quiet capital in the World

Laos was a real mystery country for me before I visited. Landlocked between China, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, Laos is the country that gets …