Written by Franz Hofer for Tempest in a Tankard
A belated Happy New Year to all ye faithful Tempest readers! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season filled with plenty of good cheer.
Itâ€™s been a few weeks now, but Iâ€™m back at it after my Kentucky adventures tracking the shy and retiring Pappy and the increasingly elusive Weller. For this, my first post of 2015, Iâ€™m going to share some tips that have helped me become a better drinker over the years. No, not the â€œDude! I just slammed ten tequilas and Iâ€™m just getting startedâ€ kind of drinker, but a more informed and engaged beer enthusiast.
Tasting beer, wine, sakÃ©, and spirits is one of lifeâ€™s more enjoyable rituals, but itâ€™s also an aptitude you can hone with a bit of practice. True, some people have a keener sense of smell than others, and some people have a more refined palate. But despair not! A modicum of attention to what youâ€™re drinking and how youâ€™re drinking it cannot help but enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of whatâ€™s in your glass.
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