Bar & Beverage
Bottled Water Basics
There are many types of bottled water available for purchase. Learn to decode the labels and understand what is inside the bottle.
What is Coconut Water?
Coconut water may be touted as a miracle drink, but it is a simple, natural, refreshing beverage that has been enjoyed for hundreds of years.
Carbonated waters come in many forms. Learn the difference between mineral water, seltzer, club soda, and tonic water.
What is Eggnog?
Eggnog is a traditional holiday beverage made with milk, sugar, eggs, and alcohol. Eggnog is popular in the United States and Canada and is often served at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's celebrations.
What is Guinness?
Guinness is a traditional dark Irish stout with a rich, complex flavor and a thick, frothy head.
What is Champagne?
Champagne is a variety of sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France. It derrives it's unique bubbles from a second fermentation process within the bottle.
What is Fortified Wine?
Fortified wines are wines to which a distilled spirit has been added. They tend to be sweeter and have a higher alcohol content than regular wines.
Popular New Orleans Cocktails
Cocktails are an integral part of New Orleans. Learn about the most popular cocktails in town, some which were born here, others that the city has adopted.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from tea and a yeast and bacterial culture.
Tea Primer - What is Tea?
Tea is a steeped beverage, usually made with leaves of the camelia sinensis plant, that has been enjoyed around the world for centuries.
Tea Brewing Times and Temperatures
Every type of tea has an optimum brewing time and temperature. Use this reference chart to find out how to make the best tea possible.
Coffee Drink Glossary
A glossary of coffee and espresso drink terms to help you navigate your way through your local cafe menu.
Before You Brew
Before you brew your coffee, consider the type of bean, how it is ground, the quality of your water, and your brewing method to produce the best cup of coffee possible.
Learn the basics on how coffee is made, different coffee varieties, and how to properly store coffee for optimum flavor.
History & Types of Chinese Tea
All About Tequila
Tequila is a unique liquor produced in Mexico that is gaining popularity around the world. Learn about the production, varieties, and ways to drink tequila.
What is Absinthe?
Absinthe is a strong spirit with a light green color and long, sordid history. Although banned in many countries for decades, the notorious spirit is gaining a comeback.
What is Mulled Wine?
Mulled wine a popular warm beverage enjoyed throughout Europe during the winter months. Although recipes vary, mulled wine usually consists of wine, spices, fruit, and sugar.
What is Matcha?
Matcha Basics: Production, preparation, and uses.
What is Oolong Tea?
What is Oolong Tea? How oolong tea is made, oolong varieties, brewing methods, and health claims.
What is Rooibos Tea?
Rooibos tea is one of the hottest health food trends today. Find out what makes this South African tea so loved around the world.