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  • Coupe Glasses, Champagne, Cocktails and History

    Coupe Glasses, Champagne, Cocktails and History

    The Coupe Glass, a beautiful glass often associated with those wedding pyramids. As it turns out, the coupe isn’t so great for champagne even though it’s traditionally known as or called a “Champagne coupe.” Why?

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  • Tiki Mugs, Tiki and Polynesian Gods

    Tiki Mugs, Tiki and Polynesian Gods

    There is a mythology that says the first women is created by Tāne the god of Forests and Birds; he names the first women Hine-ahu-one. The Polynesian mythology varies from Island to Island, being a fan of Hawaii, I’m more inclined to listen to the Hawaiian traditions and mythologies that tell of four Tiki Gods: Ku, Kanaloa, Kane and Lono. Natives of the land have worshiped and feared the gods for centuries; many such gods were only familiar to Americans […]

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  • Derby Day and the History of the Mint Julep

    Derby Day and the History of the Mint Julep

    No Kentucky Derby would be complete without this classic southern treat. Well Derby day may have already come and gone, but that won’t stop thousands of people from enjoying what some people call ‘the Mojito of the Northern States’ all summer long. According to legend the Mint Julep first made print in a book by John Davis in 1803, described as being a “dram of spirituous liquor that has mint in it, taken by Virginians in the morning,” but most […]

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