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What We Talk About When We Talk About Weed

The dialogue around marijuana is starting to sound a lot like a conversation about wine. Christopher Ross on the ...
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Where Is America’s Cider Revival Headed?

Cider is undeniably having a moment in America, one that bears resemblance to the state of California wine a century ...
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October’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and ...
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PUNCH Turns Two: Our Favorite Stories from the Last Year

In honor of our second birthday, here's a look back at our favorite stories from the last twelve months.
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The American Brewers Redefining Farmhouse Ale

Farmhouse ales, long the domain of Belgium and France, have been co-opted and riffed on by American brewers. Aaron ...
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What Will Be the Next Hipster Beer?

With PBR’s popularity slowing, the battle is on for the hipster beer market. Jennifer Fiedler on the path to becoming ...
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House Rules: The Ultimate Guide to Kings

For ages the drinking game has united humans in riotous, often misguided consumption. In our new monthly column ...
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A Look at Fall 2015’s Best Drink Books

From the newly updated Oxford Companion to Wine to recipe books from The NoMad and The Dead Rabbit, behold the best ...
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The Enduring Allure of the Shower Beer

Though its true origins remain unknown, the phenomenon known as the shower beer was likely invented not long after ...
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GUSTU, Singani & La Paz’s Booming Drinks Scene

La Paz, Bolivia, is experiencing a drinks renaissance, from a high-profile bar established by a Noma co-founder to ...
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September’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and ...
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Wine O’Clock, Beer O’Clock and the Changing Language of Drinking

Beer o'clock, brosé, turnt. As new words to describe drinks and drinking enter the lexicon, the Oxford Dictionaries ...