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The Bourbon Trail, Beyond Kentucky

On his 24-city book tour, chef Ed Lee vowed to drink bourbon with a different chef, bartender or random stranger in ...
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The Secret Lives of Distillery Cats

As craft distilling booms across America, a new generation of distillery cat is stepping into the spotlight. Brad ...
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Riff Diaries: The Whiskey Sour

Whether served up at a cocktail joint or on the rocks at a dive, the Whiskey Sour is America's most democratic cocktail.
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Into the Mystic: Discovering Pisco’s Spiritual Roots

Alia Akkam journeys to Peru to discover the soul of the country's native grape-based spirit and, after meeting a ...
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Drinking with NPR’s Ari Shapiro

The James Bond of public radio on his double life as a vocalist for Pink Martini and drinking on—and off—the ...
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Drink Like a Buddhist

Lodro Rinzler—Buddhist celeb and author of the best-selling book The Buddha Walks into a Bar—talks about his life ...
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Riff Diaries: The Negroni

Italy's strong and bitter swashbuckler, three different ways.
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Cocktails from Another Era at 500 Euros a Pop

In the back alleys of Berlin, a hidden, guest list-only bar serves up cocktails with century-old spirits.
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In Search of True Tequila

In an industry rife with artifice, Felipe Camarena is working against the tide to preserve true tequila.
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40 Ounces to Freedom

The one bottle that taught an entire generation how to drink, and how not to drink. Besha Rodell on the 40's strange ...
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Made of Moonshine

Lora Smith grew up in a corner of Kentucky where bootlegging didn’t die with Prohibition. Up until the 2000s it ...