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The Cocktail World’s Man Behind the Curtain

From sewing his own Muppets to infusing mezcal with marijuana to inventing "fat-washing," Don Lee's intellect and ...
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The Hotel Minibar Is Not Dead

A recent study showed a decline in hotel minibar sales across the country, a sure sign for many that the in-room ...
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Finding Terroir in the Water of Life

Eau de vie has long been considered a rustic peasant spirit unworthy of serious consideration. But a handful of ...
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Drinking with Metallica’s Rob Trujillo

Metallica's legendary bassist sits down to talk about drinking on the road, finding balance and the time he drank ...
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DIY Tepache Is the New “It” Cocktail Ingredient

Tepache, a rustic Mexican street beverage—traditionally made from fermented pineapple and spices—has found an ...
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Saturday Night in Downtown LA

The once-vacant windows of LA's historic core are alive again and filled with the buzz of creatures in search of some ...
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The Next Yarra Valley Wine Revolution

Australia's cool-climate Yarra Valley made waves in the mid-2000s thanks to a group of young winemakers called "The ...
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South Philly’s Limoncello Economy

In one of America's most historic Italian neighborhoods, homemade limoncello is traded for favors as a symbol of ...
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All That Sparkles: Five Spritzer Cocktails

They may be a bit frilly and perhaps carry a whiff of your great-aunt's 4 p.m. gossip hour, but the spritz is not to ...
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Coupe d’État: The Rise and Fall of the Champagne Flute

What the evolution of Champagne's drinking vessel—from coupe to flute to wine glass—says, not only about how the wine ...
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Inside LA’s Tiki Underground

In the city where Polynesian cocktail culture was born, the tiki tradition has gone underground and is thriving in ...
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Spain’s Public Drinking Phenomenon

In the post-Franco years, the tradition of botellón—gathering in public spaces to drink—became an expression of ...