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Master Carpenter and Son Share Rocking Family Business Creating Whiskey Barrel Furniture

Turning Old Retired Whiskey & Wine Barrels into Furniture, Art, and Home Décor. Our Story When Bryan Endsley and his Dad, Gary Endsley started sharing ideas about a business, little did they realize how much fun it would be. Their new Whiskey and Wine Custom Furniture Design business has taken off like crazy, keeping the father and son team busy with unique, creative ways to transform wine and whiskey barrels into eye-catching designs. Everything is made to order, repurposing old, retired barrels into beautifully-designed, unique furniture and decorative pieces. Rustic whiskey and wine barrels become tables, stools, lazy Susan's, shelves, wine bars, decorative art, and whatever the customer wants. "The Whiskey barrels we picked up. They come in pretty rough shape. We clean up...

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What Do You Know About Wine Legs?

Even if you’re an amateur, learning about wine can be so much fun. If you’re a wine aficionado, you probably know all about wine legs, but if you’re a newbie wine learner, read on. There’s plenty to know before you graduate to a pro. Wine legs is actually a scientific phenomenon that can tell you key information about the alcohol level in wine. You’ll notice that when pouring a glass of wine, a wine pro will swirl the wine around the glass to watch it run down the sides. What that tells is: When you see a higher density of droplets on the sides of the glass, that indicates a high alcohol content. Sweeter wines are thicker so the wine...

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Know Your Whiskey and Why the Glass You Serve It in Matters

Most people think of whiskey as brownish in color and it burns when you swallow it, but there’s so much more to know. Do you know the difference between Scotch whisky and the American whiskey? What about bourbon and rye? And what exactly is a ‘neat’ pour? What difference does it make if you serve it in a glass or a mug? For starters, let’s look at the difference in bourbon and rye. A big difference is the kind of wood in which the whiskey is matured. Bourbon whiskey has to be matured in American oak casks. Bourbon whiskey will have lots of woody flavors. Rye whiskey tends to be lighter, doesn’t necessarily need to be matured in new casks,...

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Attention All Foodies: Do You Know How to Build a Charcuterie Board?

Love to have friends over but don’t like to cook? Here’s a clever, delicious answer to that scenario.  Like many great ideas that live on, Charcuterie Boards date back to the 15th century. In those days ‘charcuteriers’ sold their cured meats to villagers to supplement the supply of fresh food available throughout the year.  Pronounced  “Sharh-cute-er-ree”, by definition, the word charcuterie means “pork-butcher’s shop,” also, “cooked flesh,”  and “meat”. Today Charcuterie Boards are showing up in restaurants, hotels, and homes. Traditionally made of cured, dried meats, these days, almost anything goes, so you can get creative. Learning how to mix the meats, cheeses, fruit, spreads, and crackers or breads using a variety of different textures, colors, and flavors is great...

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