I got sober alone, in a village about an hour north of Kampala, Uganda. I had moved there for a job opportunity, naively confident I, as an openly queer person with a mental illness, could flit across the globe like a moth. By the time I quit my job and scheduled an emergency move back to the United States, my drinking was threatening my life.
I’ve combined the data from multiple Box Wine tastings over the past few years including new info from this year’s tasting and come up with a very definitive ranking to where you should invest your Box Wine Budget.
The problem with birthdays, and graduations, is that endings and beginnings are so often the same thing. What we’re really celebrating is the motion, the opposite of stagnating, the skill of turning your head and blinking your eyes to see things in a new light, even if your feet and heart feel heavy and the landscape hasn’t changed.
“Ho ho ho, no! This beer tastes like a literal snickerdoodle.”
For centuries, the art of brewing beer belonged to women alone. This is the story of how the church pushed them out the industry they founded and sent them riding piggy-back on demons into the flames of an eternal abyss.
“Life is hard enough, let me have this.”
Which of five wonderful rosés would be best for “listening to D-I-V-O-R-C-E by Tammy Wynette and feeling accomplished”? The answer to this question and so many more lie within this post.
You don’t have to break the bank to add to the bar.
We’re adults who are both hungry and special and so we deserve gorgeous cheese boards that are also very chill. Important note: this includes one vegan snack board BECAUSE I LOVE YOU.
How to clean your decanter. Why you might use a decanter. Which decanters you should expressly not use.
On this small island, there are eight Scotch whisky distilleries. I visited three of them, all within a couple miles of each other: Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. Here’s what I learned.
What I’m about to share isn’t a new idea, but times are hard, life is short, and dammit, we all deserve something good right now!
An iced coffee cocktail that you stick in a blender and drink by the pool or by an ocean full o’ monsters.
I started researching frosé and half the recipes made my screw my face up in a terrible wince. Vodka? Strawberry simple syrup? Could you even taste the rosé in the end? I decided to riff on a recipe that would cut the sweet down a bit.
It’s not the prettiest drink, but the advantage of this one? You make it and take it with you to an outdoor event that allows alcohol!
30+ queers gathered in a room to eat cheese curds and drink box wine. Now I will share the knowledge we obtained with you, because we’re a community and that’s how it works.
Ugh. I’m moving. Here’s a monkey wrench.
When I was flipping through the internet for cocktail inspiration, I was taken with the Greyhound, a miraculously simple cocktail consisting of only gin and grapefruit juice. Something ripe for riffing on.
This build-in-glass classic breaks all the rules and is super easy and it comes with a bit of esoteric knowledge in case a bartender starts a pissing contest with you.
Fuck elegance and effort; sometimes you just want to hunker down and watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend with a sugar drink.
Official rankings of five influential boxed wines from a Boxed Wine and Artisan Women-Made Cheese Tasting I conducted at a recent Autostraddle event.