Negroni Week – one of my favorite weeks of the year. Not only do I get to partake in the forever-classic negroni, but to participate in supporting charity. However, this year is a bit different from prior years. Participating venues select a charity from the vetted list provided by Imbibe and Campari then make an initial donation to the charity.
As we age, our palates change, and whether that’s due to physiology or simply preference is akin to the nature versus nurture debate. Reality is likely a combination of both. Sometimes we call certain tastes “acquired” and research suggests that there is indeed a baseline amount of exposure to a new flavor that must occur before it becomes preferred. Developing a palate for the bitter notes of hops in beer or the bitter acidity in black coffee are two prime examples. Around the age of 40, Read more
Attention to detail and appreciation of the process is what I enjoy, and brewing tea is a great way to put it into practice. I’ve been on a tea kick for awhile, specifically Earl Grey. Just as with coffee, the amount of product, water temperature, and extraction time play a crucial role in brewing tea, and, in addition, the process for tea varies Read more