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The Champagne of Maine: Allen’s Invades the Cocktail Bar

Allen's Coffee Flavored Brandy is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon in Maine, where it's long been the ...
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Pisco Elqui, a Chilean town tucked in the shadow of the Andes, has become symbolic of the struggle between Chile and ...
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The Rebirth of Truly Local American Craft Whiskey

Until recently, American distillers had largely forgotten the art of malting their own local and heritage grains. ...
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Reconsidering Armagnac, the Rebel of Brandy

Though it's been a part of Gascogne's culture for over seven centuries, Armagnac has barely aged a day. Wayne Curtis ...
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Tales from the Fringe: Beaver Gland Vodka

Welcome to "Tales from the Fringe" an occasional column exploring the hinterlands of wine and spirits. Up first, a ...
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The Vegemite of Australian Spirits: Bundaberg Rum

The unofficial national spirit of Australia, Bundaberg rum has, for over 120 years, been a beloved expression of the ...
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The Case of America’s Disappearing Gay Bars

In cities like San Francisco and New York, gay bars—once central to both a city's gay community and the liberation ...
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From nude French wine harvesters to discussions of gender, True Detective, wine tonging, Wall Street drinking and the ...
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Death to the Pickleback and Other Drinking Resolutions

Eating and drinking for a living is fraught with all sorts of hazards. Like pickleback shots. And generally overdoing ...
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Bianco Vermouth Climbs Out of Obscurity

Just as historic, yet not as storied, bianco vermouth has remained a relative obscurity on cocktail lists. But as ...
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In Tents: Drunk on Bootleg Soju in South Korea

In Korea, street food carts and soju tents are an integral part of the nightlife landscape, providing a democratic ...
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Should American Gins Be Geographically Protected?

Many European agricultural products, including wine and spirits, are awarded distinctions that safeguard their ...
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