Adam in Discourses on February 16, 2012
That Sweet Burn is a website about how to win at drinking. We believe you’ll have even more fun if you dedicate some thought to what’s going down your gullet. Alcohol is a world to be explored without hesitation or fear of the unknown. We’re based in Toronto and you can follow us on Twitter [...]
Adam in Alcoxotica on July 25, 2013
By tradition, the Dutch give bittersweet liqueurs names that evoke bittersweet matters of love. There’s the rare forbidden fruit liqueur, the apparently defunct “illicit love,” and, to be found in the Netherlands if you look hard enough, bruidstranen or “bride’s tears,” a liqueur named for (and intended to be consumed during) the moment when a [...]
Adam in Links on July 24, 2013
In case you missed it, I’ve written lately about the revival of Canadian whisky in the National Post — and here are some of my top choices for brands to try, if you’re curious about how tasty it can be.
Oh, and there’s this thing about maple whisky, which isn’t so bad.
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Adam in Links on July 9, 2013
Dang. I was going to write about this, but Slate’s very good Troy Patterson beat me to it. For your enjoyment:
Sherry cobbler: A history of the quintessential American beverage. – Slate Magazine.
Adam in How to win at drinking
, Spirits on June 25, 2013
Check out my latest National Post column, on Scotches for peat-lovers that are subtle enough for the full heat of summer.
And while you’re at it, click here to see my other recent columns — on the negroni, unusual white wines, great cocktail cherries and a bunch of other stuff.
Maryam in Wine defined on June 2, 2013
The kind people of Lifford wines had me as their guest at the Visa Infinite Dining Series’ Master Sommelier Challenge a few weeks ago. It was a night of (too much) delicious food and wine as Jennifer Heuther, Bruce Walner and John Szabo squared off for the title of Master Master Sommelier (not a real [...]
Maryam in Wine defined on May 26, 2013
Wine-drinking friends! It’s been far too long since I’ve posted, and I apologize. I last left you with this stellar graphic about the different types of wines, so hopefully you’ve been tasting, and that your success rate at finding wines that you like continues to improve.
Things continue to get easier for those new to [...]
Adam in Alcoxotica on March 29, 2013
Hey, have you ever tried Tic Tack? It’s the liquor they serve in El Salvador, and also in Hell.
In the course of my never-ending quest to drink weird booze, I noticed this odd product I’d never heard of at the Summerhill liquor store.** It was difficult to ignore the cartoonishly yellow and red label [...]
Adam in Links on March 25, 2013
Feel like reading about some spirits? Check out some recent booze writing of mine:
• For CityBites, a local Toronto magazine for food (and drink) lovers, I interviewed Fred Noe of the storied Beam family.
• In the National Post, I continued my March Mexican Madness with columns about Tromba tequila and Fortuna mezcal (pictured [...]
Adam in Classic Cocktails on March 20, 2013
Well, spring is technically here in my home of Toronto and yet the snow is still with us — with more on the way Wednesday night.
But hey, I’m not naïve enough to expect March in Canada to be nice. The snow is even lovely at times [writer ducks while fellow Canadians throw things at [...]
Adam in Category smackdowns on March 14, 2013
Seven spicy ryes did congregate on my dining room table last Saturday night, as I held a seven-brand (but really six) Rye Whisk(e)y Smackdown! It was a blind tasting pitting three U.S. rye whiskies against three from my beloved homeland, Canada (which is currently thawing out, thanks for asking).
First: What is rye?
The quick [...]