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Which Glass Do I Use? A Handy Guide for the Beginner Bartender

Bartenders, barkeepers, barmaids, or mixologists; the terms you use to refer to the instant best friend that serves us liquid gold when visiting our favorite spots! I can attest to the joy that is watching them work their magic. Much like watching Da Vinci bring The Monalisa to life (Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little there!), the careful tossing and spinning of intricately designed cocktail shakers are not the only appealing display of art when visiting a bar!

There is so much to look at, including the ecstasy that seems to glue bartenders and bar enthusiasts together, the fascinating tools used to prepare the liquid gold, and the array of glasses displayed that leaves the average customer curious. What are these, why do they have so many sizes of the same kind – and why do I not have them in my kitchen?

Which Glass Do I Use? Animated drawings of liquor, wine, and beer glasses - a visual aid deciding which glass to use

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Alcohol to Australia

It’s common knowledge that Australians don’t need much of an excuse to celebrate, and we all know that almost every life milestone can be made better with a celebratory toast! Whether it’s an 18th birthday or a 21st celebration, these events are markers in our lives that generally include cocktails, shooters, and trips to the local pub. And Drinkable Gifts is here to help you learn when to send alcohol to Australia as a gift; we can take care of the how!

Are you looking to send a gift to your friends, family, or loved ones in Australia? Why not consider sending them a bottle of their favorite happy hour drink that you know they will love. You might not be with them physically, but your gift will be a highlight of the evening and a way to make your loved one feel appreciated. If you’re looking to blow them away, it’s important to order your gift set well in advance. For those of you who are eager to send a bubbly gift to Australia but are unsure about where to start, we at Drinkable Gifts are here to help! Scroll down to read more about the dos and don’ts of sending alcohol to Australia.

Send Alcohol To Australia: Tumblers of amber liquid and cherries on a rustic wooden table.

How to Drink Wine: It’s Wine O’ Clock Somewhere

They say to drink wine is to drink from the cup of life. No, seriously, research shows that drinking wine actually allows for a longer lifespan. And if we didn’t know some truths about its origin, we’d be convinced that wine was sent straight from the Gods themselves. Having clicked on this article, you must surely agree. But, how much do you know about your favorite bottle of fermented fruit? 

Wine has a history so rich you can taste it. And, it’s only fair that we honor this drink by knowing where it comes from and pairing it well. Read below as we take you ‘wine tasting’ and tell the tall tales of red, white, and blush wine. Unfortunately, there isn’t any real wine involved, but feel free to sip on a glass as you read. (We certainly are!)

How to Drink Wine: Bottles of white and red wine on a wooden shelf in private winery cabinet room interior

Everything You Need to Know About Tequila

For all of my legal drinking years (I won’t say how long because it’ll make me feel old), I have never seen a word have such a visceral reaction from people. You can probably guess by the title of this blog the word I am talking about. 

You guessed it — It’s all about Tequila. People either absolutely love this bold flavor of the liquor, or they hate it, and I find there is very little in between. Personally, I am a huge fan of this delectable beverage, so when given the opportunity to write about one of my favorite spirits, how could I pass it up? But, with that being said, I took a lot of time to really dig into the history, the culture, and the ups and downs of this particular beverage. I’ve gotta tell you, I was quite surprised to find new information I didn’t know. With that being said, grab your Margarita, (no salt for me, thanks), and let’s talk about my go-to liquor, Tequila.

Everything You Need to Know About Tequila: Shots of tequila with lime and salt

A Better Brew: A History of German Beer

It’s no secret that Germans love their beer and the good times that ensue with it! According to Statista, on average, Germans drank 99.7 liters of beer per person in 2019. Now that’s a lot of beer! So let’s dive into a history of German beer today.

German Beer: Glasses of light and dark beer on a pub background.