Art of Mixology

Does Size Matter? Why Brandy Glasses Are So Big

Does Size Matter? Why Brandy Glasses Are So Big

A brandy glass is a type of stemware similar to a wine glass but shorter. Although commonly used to serve any spirit and various cocktails, brandy glasses are mostly associated with aged brown liquors such as whiskey, bourbon, cognac, brandy, and other fortified wines. Brandy glasses are traditionally crafted from delicately fine crystal with a large, curvy bowl. With the intentionally voluminous bowl, the brandy glass provides ample room for the liquor’s aromas and flavors to unfold, allowing drinkers to get a sniff of the drink with each sip. The Design and Science Behind Brandy Glasses The brandy glass is...

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Wine Aeration With Coravin Wine Opener: Is It Possible?

Wine Aeration With Coravin Wine Opener: Is It Possible?

Wine aeration is the process of exposing the wine to air before drinking it. By allowing the wine to breathe, you can change its chemistry to enhance its flavor and aroma. But can you aerate wine while using the Coravin wine opener? Thanks to the Coravin Aerator, this is now possible. Specially designed for the Coravin wine preservation system, the Coravin aerator enables you to pour perfectly aerated wine without removing the cork from the bottle. By mixing the right amount of air to the wine as you pour, this wine aeration device eliminates the need for long hours of...

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How Big Are SodaStream Bottles & Are They Interchangeable?

How Big Are SodaStream Bottles & Are They Interchangeable?

Like any leading brands of soda makers, there are numerous SodaStream models, each having different specs and SodaStream bottles. The majority of SodaStream machines have carbonating bottles that hold one liter of water. Other models utilize half-liter bottles and 620-ml glass carafes. Read on to learn more about SodaStream bottles' dimensions and whether or not you can use them interchangeably. How Many Oz is a SodaStream Bottle?  As mentioned, most SodaStream models feature a 1-liter bottle, which is equivalent to 33.8 ounces. This amount is decent if you want to make a big batch of sparkling water or drink at home. ...

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Can You Put Alcohol In SodaStream? Which Drinks Made The Cut

Can You Put Alcohol In SodaStream? Which Drinks Made The Cut

Soda makers such as SodaStream are innovative and helpful tools that allow you to make sparkling water at home. But can you put alcohol in SodaStream? Surprisingly, yes, but there are certain limitations given that alcohols have different densities and viscosity.  Read on to find out if you can add your favorite alcohol in SodaStream. 1. Wine Want a cool hack? Transform your white wine into sparkling wine using SodaStream! Don’t bother with red wine, though, because it doesn’t work due to its viscosity and sugar level. 2. Beer  SodaStream has a model that’s intended for brewing beer. But regarding...

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The Take On Height - Why Are Champagne Glasses Tall?

The Take On Height - Why Are Champagne Glasses Tall?

Champagne glasses are made tall to indicate that the drink that goes in the glass should be cold. The stem that adds to the height of the champagne glass helps you get a better flavor without your body heat from your fingers changing the taste and aromatics of the drink.  The tallness of a champagne glass is a factor to look into, which begs the question, is height truly might?  Let’s take a deeper look at how champagne performs in a tall glass and how its height can elevate your drinking experience. The Fluke About the Coupe As modern upper-class...

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