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The Desert Lounge Where Old Hollywood Lives

Welcome to "About a Bar," a column that explores America's most notable bars and cocktail programs. This week, Leslie ...
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Cheap Beer and Dried Squid: The Joys of Vietnam’s Bia Hoi Tradition

From the outdoor beer stalls of Vietnam, the scent of grilled dried squid and other snacks call drinkers from all ...
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Champagne’s Next Revolution Is Now

For years, the balance of power in Champagne has been shifting—from large producers to small growers—but there is a ...
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Extra Añejo: Behind Tequila’s Big Luxury Play

In 2006, tequila gained a new category—extra añejo—for tequilas aged in wood for three years or more. For a spirit ...
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What the Hell Is “Summer Beer”?

Since Anchor Brewing debuted the first self-identified "summer beer" in 1984, the category has yielded some of ...
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The Irish Hello: Irish Whiskey Reintroduces Itself to the World

Derided for years as a cheap bar shot, Irish whiskey is undergoing a craft boom. Hope Ewing on how a new crop of ...
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Luxury Wine Tourism and the New Willamette Valley

In just over a half-decade, Oregon's Willamette Valley has seen an influx of tourism, its first four-star resort, ...
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Can a Group of Bartenders Save Mezcal?

Concerned by growing threats to the history, culture and livelihood of traditional mezcal, five bartenders and one ...
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Saturday Night in LA’s Koreatown

LA's most densely populated neighborhood is also its most exciting place to drink right now. From a new-wave karaoke ...
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Poutine: Quebec’s Gravy-Laden Gift to the Drunk

After a night of partying, nothing soothes the soul like the French-Canadian delicacy of french fries, cheese curds ...
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W&P and PUNCH’s New Carry-On Cocktail Kit: The Gin & Tonic

Introducing the latest kit in our Carry-On Cocktail collaboration with W&P Design: A pocket-sized party containing ...
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The Speakeasy Comes to Suburbia

What happens when the vestiges of the urban avant-garde start to sprawl? Jordana Rothman on meeting the speakeasy in ...
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