Frequently Asked Questions, Helping Our Customer in Delaware!
Q What payments do you accept?
A We accept cash, debit cards and all major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express).
Q Can I special order items you don’t normally carry in stock?
A Yes. We can special order items in just a few days.
Q Do you offer discounts for purchasing large quantities of alcohol for events?
A Most of our stock is already discounted from bottle one, but we do offer 5% discounts on solid cases of 750 ml bottled wine (excluding White Zinfandel and wines already on sale).
Q Can I pre-order a large list of items for a holiday or event?
A Yes, you can call in or fax your order to us.
Q Do you keep kegs in stock?
A Yes, we keep a variety of ice cold kegs in stock.
Q Do you have chilled champagne?
A Yes, we keep a variety of champagne chilled for your convenience!
Q Do you sell non-alcoholic mixers?
A Yes. We sell a variety of sodas juices and various mixers.
Frequently Asked Questions about Types of Alcohol
Q What is Proof?
A Proof is a term that is equal to double the alcohol content of a liquor. A bottle with 40% alcohol has a proof of 80.
Q How many shots are in a bottle?
A A shot is 1.5 ounces. A 750 mL bottle will hold approximately 16 shots, and a 1.5 L bottle will hold approximately 32 shots.
Q How many 12 oz beers are in a keg?
A A ¼ keg of beer has approximately 3 cases of 12 oz beers. A ½ keg of beer has approximately 7 ½ cases of 12 oz beer.
Q What is the difference between an Ale and a Lager?
A Ales are brewed at higher temperatures and are aged for only a few weeks before distribution. These techniques results in a more complex and flavorful beer than a Lager. Lagers are brewed at lower temperatures and are typically aged for months before distribution. This results in a cleaner and more refreshing beer with a light aroma and flavor.
A Lager is much easier to pair with a wide variety of food, though a successful pairing of food and Ale can be highly rewarding!
Q What is the difference between a red wine and a white wine?
A Red wines get their color from the skins of red varieties of grapes. Fermented with the skins of these grapes, they tend to be heavier and more flavorful varieties. Red wines are typically more popular during cooler weather and pair well with steaks, robust pasta dishes and savory cheeses.
A White wines are fermented from white grapes, or the juice of a skinned red grape. Being lighter than reds, white wines are more popular during warmer weather.
Q What is Brandy?
A Brandy is a spirit distilled from fruits; grapes are the standard fruit for Brandy, but you can find Brandy in many fruit varieties. Brandy can be enjoyed at straight and at room temperature, “on the rocks” for sipping, or blended with tonic water.
Q What is Cognac?
A Cognac is a specific type of Brandy that is aged in barrels for at least two and a half years before distribution.
Q How can I tell how long a Cognac has been aged?
A A Cognac’s age is labeled according to the youngest component in the batch, the designations are:
- VS, Very Special. Aged for 2 ½ years.
- VSOP, Very Special Old Pale. Aged for a minimum of 4 years.
- Napoleon. Aged for a minimum of 6 years.
- XO, Extra Old. Aged for a minimum of 6 years, but often much longer.
Q What is Gin?
A Gin is a liquor flavored with juniper berries. Gin comes in two basic categories. A distilled gin is made by redistilling a neutral spirit (such as grain alcohols) with juniper berries, a compound gin is made by simply flavoring a neutral spirit with essences and/or natural flavoring and is not as highly regarded. Gin is most often enjoyed in a martini or mixed with tonic water for the ever popular Gin & Tonic.
Q What is Rum?
A Rum is a spirit distilled from sugarcane juice or by-products (molasses, etc), the distilled alcohol is then aged. Rums are primarily manufactured in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Q What is the difference between the types of Rum (Light, Dark, Gold, Spiced)?
A Light Rum is aged in steel for as much as a year and filtered to ensure that it is clear, and is the most common rum used in cocktails.
Gold Rums are aged in oak casks which and often have caramel added to create a dark smooth liquor. Gold Rums are smooth sippers and are also used in darker cocktails.
Dark Rums are aged in charred oak casks giving them a richer flavor and making them the preferred rum for sipping.
Flavored and Spiced Rums, are created by adding spices and other flavors during the distillation process.
Q What is Tequila?
A Tequila is a spirit distilled from the Agave plant. There are five general categories of Tequila:
- Blanco (White) or Plata (Silver) Tequila is a clear spirit bottled immediately after distillation.
- Joven (Young) or Oro (Gold) Tequila is a mix of a blanco tequila and a reposado tequila.
- Reposado (Rested) Tequila is aged in oak barrels for 2-12 months.
- Anejo (Aged or Vintage) Tequila is aged in small oak barrels from 1-3 years.
- Extra Anejo (Extra Aged or Ultra Aged) Tequila is aged for a minimum of 3 years.
Tequila is used most often in margaritas and other fruity drinks.
Q What is Vodka?
A Vodka is an alcohol distilled from grains, potatoes or some fruits. The quality of Vodka is determined by the amount of times it is distilled, and the purity of water used to reduce the proof. It is best to chill vodka before drinking it straight. Flavored vodkas aren’t as good straight, but they mix well with juices and sodas.
Q What is Whiskey?
A Whiskey is a spirit distilled from fermented grain mash. The grains used vary greatly by the country of origin and the type of whiskey, which give whiskeys a wide variety of flavors. For the best selection of a whiskey to fit your tastes, we recommend you visit us and ask for assistance!