Tag: smart buying
4 (or 5) New and Different Gins to Try Before the Summer is Over
I love a good gin – I’ll make no bones about it, and I won’t hide the fact by any means. A good, solid gin and tonic at the end of a long day is perfect for helping your troubles melt away, and a good gin straight is a perfect nightcap: you hardly need anything […]
The Classy Geek Guest Posts at Lifehackerâ€¦Again, Again!
They like me! They really like me! The fine folks at Lifehacker asked me back to guest post with them again last weekend for a two-fer, as in two weekends in a row, since I guest posted the previous weekend as well! The first time I did so was back in February, if you’ll remember. […]
The Classy Geek Guest Posts at Lifehacker…Again!
The fine folks at Lifehacker were nice enough to ask me back to guest post with them again this weekend (the first time I did so was back in February,) and it was a whirlwind ride through a Sunday filled with awesome, hack-tastic goodness. If you know me at all, follow me on Twitter (@halophoenix) […]
Common Wine Questions, Answered!
I know a lot of wine experts – both personally and indirectly thanks to the power of the Internet, and the vast majority of them are high enough on the ladder of their industry that it’s fair to assume that they know the basics about wine, wine flavors, and varietals. Usually the communities around them […]
The Classy Geek Guest Posts at Lifehacker!
Last week I had the opportunity to do one of those things that’s a landmark as a writer, and really affirms your belief that deep down in there somewhere you actually know what you’re talking about: I had the opportunity to guest post at Lifehacker, one of the Web’s most popular blogs that’s chock full […]
Stalking the Wild Bean: Zeke’s Sumatra Gayoland
If there’s anything that I love when I pick up a bag of fresh roasted coffee beans, it’s the ability to tell right from the bag how fresh the beans are. The best roasters put their beans into a bag and stamp it with the date the beans were roasted. This way anyone can pick […]
Classy Resolutions to Start the New Year!
2011 is just around the corner, and while everyone’s certainly making their own New Year’s resolutions – or at least thinking about some of the things they’d like from the new year and behaviors they’d like to change, here at The Classy Geek I decided to think hard about some of the things I’d like […]
Top 10 Gift Wines for the Holidays
If you haven’t finished all of your holiday shopping just yet or you know you’ll find yourself at holiday parties very soon and want to impress your host or hostess when you get there, there’s always one thing you can buy — assuming your gift recipient doesn’t have something specifically against it — that’s perfect […]
Good Tech is Better than More Tech – Part 3: Smart Upgrades
The temptation is strong to just buy anything and everything shiny that you may find and like the moment it comes out. Trust me, I understand this temptation. But resist, my friends! Resist! We’ve left the Good Tech is Better than More Tech series by the wayside for a couple of months, and in that […]
Beer and Wine: The Right Glass and the Right Pour Make a Difference
Who knew the right glass could make all the difference when it comes to maximizing your enjoyment of your favorite beer or wine? Oh wait – I knew, and lots of connoisseurs knew, but I’ll acknowledge that I didn’t know quite to this extent. Granted, my understanding of how different glasses can impact the flavor […]