The Cork Pops Here

The Cork Pops Here The Cork Pops Here provides wine, beer and spirits tastings in a relaxed and informal setting. The Cork Pops Here provides wine, beer and spirits tasting events for corporate, residential and private clients across the Washington, DC metro.

We deliver successful events for corporate hospitality, networking and social occasions, along with relaxed and informal education events. Our straight forward approach is based on a philosophy to provide exceptional wine, beer and spirit tastings that are easygoing, fun and informative.

Mission: To educate people about wines, beers and spirits in a fun and relaxing enviroment.

10/06/2013

The pressure in a bottle of champagne is about 90 pounds per square inch. That's about three times the pressure in automobile tires.

09/03/2013

Hop was used as flavorings as early as 400 BC by captive Jews in Babylon, but historians think that the real reason it was used as additive was for its antiseptic properties. By adding hops, brewers didn't have to have high alcohol content to prevent spoilage. This meant less grains and therefore more profit.

Wonderful Infused Spirits tasting at the Palette at Arts District in Hyattsville, MD
08/29/2013

Wonderful Infused Spirits tasting at the Palette at Arts District in Hyattsville, MD

The Gift Basket season has started!
08/29/2013

The Gift Basket season has started!

08/29/2013

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the US, stated that "It has long been recognized that the problems with alcohol relate not to the use of a bad thing, but to the abuse of a good thing."

07/31/2013

The '33' on a bottle of Rolling Rock was originally a printer's error. It refers to the 33 words in the original slogan. It has generated enough mystery over the years that the company left it in the label.

07/31/2013

The body or lightness of whiskey is primarily determined by the size of the grain from which it is made; the larger the grain, the lighter the whiskey. For example, whiskey made from rye, with its small grain size, is bigger or fuller-bodied than is whiskey made from corn, with its large grain size.

07/15/2013

The term 'toddlers' originated in England. There were impurities in the drinking water that disallowed the water to be used for drinking. A common alternative drink was beer (it was cheap, plentiful and the water used to make it was treated during the initial boiling during brewing). Toddlers, just weaning off of mothers milk were unaccustomed to the effects of beer. This coupled with the fact that they were just learning how to walk really made them toddle.

07/08/2013

The word "bridal" comes from 19th century Englishmen, who took out their mates for a final "Bride Ale" the day before their wedding.

07/08/2013

Move over, Mickey. Napa valley has replaced Disneyland as California's number one trourist destination, with 5.5 million visitors per year.

07/08/2013

The average number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine is 600.

07/02/2013

Pabst Beer is now called Pabst Blue Ribbon beer because it was the first beer to win a blue ribbon at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893.

07/02/2013

In old England, a whistle was baked into the rim or handle of ceramic cups used by pub patrons. When they wanted a refill, they used the whistle to get service. So when people went drinking, they would "wet their whistle."

06/27/2013

Red wines are red because fermentation extracts color from the grape skins. White wines are not fermented with the skins present

06/27/2013

Fermentation within the body is essential for human life to exist.

06/27/2013

Beer wasn't sold in bottles until 1850. Beer lovers would visit their local tavern with a special bucket, have it filled and then begin the merry journey home

06/11/2013

The music for "The Star Spangled Banner" was derived from a British drinking song called "Anacreon".

06/10/2013

One glass of milk can give a person a .02 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) on a Breathalyzer test. That’s enough in some states for persons under age 21 to lose their drivers license and be fined!

06/04/2013

Michelob was invented during a brewer's strike in the 1930s from a recipe tossed together by the untrained workers left behind to run the brewery. It was so bad local taverns tossed their delivered barrels in the gutter until the streets ran with beer. When the strike was over, the brewery didn't want to lose all that beer, no matter how bad, so they repackaged it and sold it as Michelob.

06/03/2013

President Lyndon B. Johnson's favorite drink may have been scotch and soda. He would ride around his Texas ranch in an open convertible in hot weather. He drank his "scotch and soda out of a large white plastic foam cup. Periodically, Johnson would slow down and hold his left arm outside the car, shaking the cup and ice. A Secret Service agent would run up to the car, take the cup and go back to the station wagon (following the President's car). There another agent would refill it with ice, scotch, and soda as the first agent trotted behind the wagon. then the first agent would run the refilled cup up to LBJ's outstretched hand, as the President's car moved slowly forward."

05/30/2013

Wine grapes rank number one among the world’s fruit crops in terms of acres planted.

05/28/2013

Not all wines improve with time. In fact, a vast majority of wines produced are ready to drink and do not have much potential for aging. Only a rare few will last longer than a decade.

05/28/2013

Not all wines improve with time. In fact, a vast majority of wines produced are ready to drink and do not have much potential for aging. Only a rare few will last longer than a decade.

05/24/2013

Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President of the U.S. in 1932 on a pledge to end National Prohibition.

05/22/2013

President Theodore Roosevelt took more than 500 gallons of beer with him on an African safari. Must have been thirsty work.

05/20/2013

According to a diary entry from a passenger on the Mayflower, the pilgrims made their landing at Plymouth Rock, rather than continue to their destination in Virginia, due to lack of beer.

05/20/2013

So why use cocktail umbrellas? We must go back to the original use for umbrellas, to protect from the sun''s rays and heat. A cocktail will lose more than just its perfect cold temperature by sitting in the sun. Melting ice rapidly dilutes flavor and color to leave an insipid and altogether disappointing drink.

05/20/2013

Legend also has it that the first wine glass was molded from the breast of Helen of Troy. Later, it was the Marie Antoinette shapely bosom which became the model for French wine glass shapes in 18th century France. Or so the story goes.

05/14/2013

The hops that give beer both its bitter taste and fruity aroma are also powerful cancer-fighters. Hops are a better source of cell-damage-fighting antioxidants than red wine, green tea and soy products, according to a 2000 study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The source is xanthohumol, a tongue twister of a compound found only in hops.

05/14/2013

As late as the mid-17th century, the French wine makers did not use corks. Instead, they used oil-soaked rags stuffed into the necks of bottles.

05/13/2013

A crop of newly planted grape vines takes four to five years to grow before it can be harvested

05/12/2013

Beer is the second most popular beverage in the world, coming in behind tea.

A fun evening of Beers of Northern California at The Monterey in Rockville, MD
05/12/2013

A fun evening of Beers of Northern California at The Monterey in Rockville, MD

Successful Wine of the Month Club at Upstairs at Bethesda Row!
05/12/2013

Successful Wine of the Month Club at Upstairs at Bethesda Row!

05/12/2013

In ancient Babylon, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead (fermented honey beverage) he could drink for a month after the wedding. Because their calendar was lunar or moon-based, this period of free mead was called the "honey month," or what we now call the "honeymoon."

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