A wine list isn’t the typical forum for addressing complex issues of history, heritage and culture. But at Brooklyn’s Shalom Japan—where the list tracks the historic flow of the Jewish diaspora—it’s exactly that.
Vodka has become the contentious spirit at the center of a cocktail culture war. On one side: the vodka drinkers, derided as incurious rubes. On the other: the cocktail enthusiasts, mocked as pretentious poseurs. Will Gordon gets to the heart of it and calls for a truce.
Scandal‘s Olivia Pope drinks expensive red wine. Lots of it. Jennifer Cacicio explores wine’s role as a symbol of power, knowledge and family and why it’s become a key part of Kerry Washington’s character on the hit ABC show.
America’s sommeliers have access to some of the best wines in the world. But what are they drinking off duty? Welcome to “That Wine Lyfe,” the drink diary of wine pros.
In a city that is changing rapidly, a vibrant karaoke scene—both glitzy and gritty, complete with Ed Hardy ensembles, scrunchie-wearing divas and Bud tallboys—is helping keep Nashville’s music culture alive.
In an effort to recreate the time-honored ritual of smoking and drinking, Stephanie Teslar, of Phoenix’s Blue Hound, has begun ingeniously smoking cocktail glasses with tobacco.
Jungle juice has many names, but only one common language: extreme intoxication. Kenzi Wilbur digs into the crooked oral tradition that has led America’s firewater from the jungles of the Southwest Pacific during WWII to college trashcans around the country.
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