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10 Bartending Terms You Might Not Know

Drinks Michael Dietsch 6 comments

Hang out in bars long enough, and you'll start to hear the bartender throwing around all sorts of interesting words and phrases. And I'm not talking about the Tagalog profanity she picked up while backpacking through the Philippines; I mean the lexicon of bartending. Today, a glossary of the secret language of bartenders. More

10 Bourbon Terms You Should Know

Drinks Michael Dietsch 8 comments

Do you know a high rye bourbon from a wheater? What's sour mash? All the answers, in this guide to bourbon terms. More

Distillation Glossary: Pot Still Terms You Should Know

Drinks Michael Dietsch 3 comments

I'm sure you guys are pulling out your favorite new Scotch terminology at cocktail parties, and using those distillation terms in every Saturday's crossword, but now that we've covered the basics, I wanted to focus in on a certain kind of distillation—the kind that takes place in the pot still. Today we'll chat about this distillation equipment's origins, what it does, and how it's used. More

20 Foreign Words Every Beer Lover Should Know

Drinks Mike Reis 9 comments

Time to brush up on a little German, French, and Dutch—here are definitions for 20 terms you might encounter at your local bar or beer shop. More

Distillation Glossary: Pots, Columns, and a Bucket of Tails

Drinks Michael Dietsch 7 comments

Not certain what the difference is between a pot still and a column still? We'll get you sorted out. More

Scotch Glossary: 10 Terms You Should Know

Drinks Michael Dietsch 3 comments

Having trouble remembering the difference between single-malts and blended Scotches? Not sure what so singular about single malts in the first place? Today's your day. More

Cocktail Legalese: 5 Liquor Law Terms You Should Know

Drinks Michael Dietsch 13 comments

I've been thinking quite a bit these days about stupid, antiquated liquor laws, particularly in places like Chicago, where it's illegal to lower the price of alcohol during happy hour. I'll have more on that in the weeks to come, but it turns out that the world of booze laws, both outdated and otherwise, has a language all its own. Today we'll share a little glossary. More

Decoding Beer Labels: 5 Terms Every Beer Drinker Should Know

Drinks Mike Reis 14 comments

When you're staring at a sixpack or bomber of beer at your local bottle shop, you might encounter some unfamiliar phrases. Here are five essential terms you should know. More

5 Brewing Terms Every Beer Drinker Should Know

Drinks Mike Reis 15 comments

Here are five basic (but essential!) funny-sounding words that should be a part of every beer drinker's lexicon. More

How to Decipher the Beer List at Your Local Craft Beer Bar

Drinks Stef Ferrari 11 comments

With thousands of breweries cranking out new beers at a breakneck pace, the reality is that unless you read the beer news blogs religiously and memorize the names of every new label, it can get tricky to know what to order when you're faced with a beer list at your local bar. That's why we're offering a few handy code-cracking tips to help you figure out which options will please your palate. More

Coffee-to-English Dictionary, Part IV: Decoding the Coffee Bag

Drinks Meister 3 comments

Do you ever feel like you could use a little translation at your local coffee shop, or while perusing the bags of beans at your favorite market? Today we'll decode all the terms you might see on a bag of coffee beans. More

Coffee-to-English Dictionary, Part III: Milky Coffee Drinks

Drinks Meister 3 comments

Do you ever feel like you could use a little translation at your local coffee shop, or while perusing the bags of beans at your favorite market? Here's the third in a multipart Coffee-to-English glossary, which will hopefully help you navigate the sometimes-complicated coffee lexicon. (Now all you have to do is work on perfecting your fake coffee-snob accent.) More

Coffee-to-English Dictionary, Part II: Espresso

Drinks Meister 6 comments

Do you ever feel like you could use a little translation at your local coffee shop, or while perusing the bags of beans at your favorite market? Here's the first in a multipart Coffee-to-English glossary designed to help you navigate the sometimes-complicated coffee lexicon. More

Coffee-to-English Dictionary, Part I: The Plant

Drinks Meister 2 comments

Do you ever feel like you could use a little translation at your local coffee shop, or while perusing the bags of beans at your favorite market? Here's the first in a multipart Coffee-to-English glossary designed to help you navigate the sometimes-complicated coffee lexicon. More

How to Pronounce 'Cornicione'

Slice Adam Kuban 2 comments

Often times when the term cornicione* is written on Slice, we get folks asking how it's pronounced. Here, certified Italian and Neapolitan-pizzamaker Roberto Caporuscio of Kesté Pizza & Vino gives us a short Italian lesson.

* The raised rim of the pizza — what most non-pizza-obsessed folks call the "crust." But of course pizza freaks know that the entire bready base of the pizza is the "crust," so we need a special term to talk about just the rim of the pizza.

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Glossary: crust terminology

Slice Adam Kuban 25 comments

At Slice, we often used slightly specialized terminology to talk about pizza. Here, we demystify some crust terminology—words like cornicione, leopard-spotting, and undercarriage. More

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