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Whiskey’s New Beer-Infused Fringe

Whiskey producers big and small are narrowing the gap between craft beer and whiskey by either distilling from ...
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Why Sommeliers Are Heading for Retail

A growing number of sommeliers have left restaurants behind to take on wine retail, seeking both more fulfilling ...
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Can Big Beer Really Make Great Beer?

Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors have both launched independent brewing laboratories to experiment with making more ...
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Why Swabia Is Europe’s Next Great Wine Region

The regions of Baden and Württemberg—collectively referred to as "Swabia"—have long produced wines that defy what ...
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How About a Ramos Gin Fizz at 35,000 Feet?

From in-flight Pisco Sours to Ramos Gin Fizzes, a growing group of New Orleans bartenders are trying to one-up each ...
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Beer Culture’s Second Wave

The craft beer movement has brought with it a new breed of beer bars that eschew the "more is more" tap line approach ...
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Bartender’s Choice: “Something Christmassy”

In "Bartender's Choice," we challenge some of our favorite bartenders with a drink order and see what they come up ...
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Drinking Through 1946’s The Stork Club Bar Book

In "Drink Police," we revisit bygone bar manuals to see how they've withstood the test of time. This edition: The ...
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The Spice Is Right: DIY Scandinavian Snaps

In Scandinavia, no celebration is complete without a shot of snaps—a liquor infused with any combination of spices, ...
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Wine, Baijiu and the East-West Flavor Divide

Sauce aroma? Light aroma? Phoenix aroma? As China becomes a bigger player in the worlds of wine and spirits, the ...
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Can Boston’s Only Classic Cocktail Make a Comeback?

Boston's only classic cocktail has long been plagued by disrepute and bad sour mix. But a new crop of bartenders is ...
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An Uncertain Future for the World’s Most Iconic Sweet Wines

As global wine tastes continue to shift towards brighter and drier, what is to become of the storied regions defined ...