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Humans err, and that is a harsh truth of life, but one of the few situations you would not want to be caught looking like an amateur is while you are in the company of seasoned wine drinkers. If you are an amateur wine drinker, rejoice as JARBARLAR has come up with a handy list of wine-drinking faux pas that can help you avoid any embarrassment at your upcoming dinner party or meal with your colleagues.  1. Holding the Wine Glass by Its Bowl This is probably the most obvious mistake that screams “amateur alert” when it comes to wine...

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   Although restaurants and bars are opening up, albeit with several restrictions, finding a spot this Valentine’s Day ahead of time might be a bit of a crunch. This Valentine’s, plan for a night in with your significant other (or friends), and try your hand at some of these cocktails. There’s plenty of fun to be had with a little cocktail mixing home. Visually arresting - these cocktails are also perfect for your Instagram feed. Get started with our pretty in pink themed drinks! Celebrating Valentine’s with a twist Although Valentine’s Day gets its name from a saint, there are...

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All cognac is brandy, but very little brandy is cognac. What exactly is cognac? A classic French spirit, cognac is a type of brandy that is primarily made from a blend of grapes. This includes the Ugni blanc, Folle Blanche, and Colombard varieties. Another interesting factor to note is that cognac, like champagne, must be made in the Cognac region of France.  Stretching back to the 1600s, the oldest operational brand for cognac internationally is Martell. 300 years in the making of significant cognac making, Martell is one of the most renowned brands. Top-quality product, visual branding, and achievement are...

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You might not know much about whiskeys, but we can all agree that the one thing the whiskey world promises is exclusivity and bountiful mysteries. As an amateur you might be thinking - which whiskey should I start with? How does good whiskey taste? How to drink whiskey? Should I drink it neat (unchilled) or on the rocks? Read on for a list of exquisite starter whiskeys and answers to your burning questions about all things whiskey.  First things first, some technical terms to note before we dive into our whiskey recommendations: Tasting notes - Evaluation of the whiskey which...

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You know you like your coffee with milk - a latte, you know you like your steak medium-rare, but do you know how you like your beers? The best way to find out your preferences is to give everything a shot - literally. However, if you are heading to a specialty craft beer joint this weekend with your posse and don’t want to risk burning a hole in your wallet trying to figure out which beer you fancy, narrow down your options by identifying the type of beer that you usually drink. Bars usually categorise beers into different categories such...

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