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Rolling with the Wine Krewe at Mardi Gras

In the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras New Orleans descends into a kind of government-sanctioned madness. But it's not ...
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Finding Napa Valley in a (Cocktail) Glass

The Restaurant at Meadowood's Sam Levy is defining a new, more nuanced style of California cocktail. Peden + Munk ...
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“Whispering” Under the Influence

We took a tour of the dumping ground that is Whisper—an anonymous social media app—to bring you a peephole into the ...
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The Buena Vista Café: America’s Irish Coffee Mecca

At San Francisco's historic Buena Vista Café, the Irish Coffee has become its own American ritual.
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The Art of Drinking Alone

For most, the thought of drinking alone at bars is fraught with anxiety. But for Brad Thomas Parsons, it's become a ...
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CA Bartenders React to the New Glove Requirement Law

Across California, bartenders are grappling with a new law requiring them to wear gloves behind the bar. Citing ...
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Diary of a 24-Hour Dive Bar

What does a 24-hour bar look like at 7 a.m.? Sarah Baird pulls up a round-the-clock barstool at NOLA's Brothers III ...
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Finding Truth in the Fictional TV Bar

From I Love Lucy to Cheers to It's Always Sunny, Jennifer Cacicio pieces together 75 years of small-screen drinking ...
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London’s Most Radical New Cocktail Bar

Part of a growing crop of high-concept bars, London's White Lyan aims to bring complex cocktails to a wider audience ...
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Rap, Immortality & the Frozen Daiquiri

From bounce to voodoo, Southern Louisiana is home to a myriad of oddball devotions. Lora Smith explores the ...
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Meet R(h)um’s One Percent

From the dank jungle of Martinique to the cool cellars of Cognac, a new wave of high-quality r(h)um is establishing ...
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The Rise of American Absinthe

The U.S. has become an unlikely homebase for absinthe's new avant-garde. Mixing a distinct sense of American ...