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September’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and nightlife. This month: the revival of Old Overholt, the oldest winemaking country in the world, Detroit’s cocktail ascendancy and more.

The Most Notable New Bars in America, Fall 2016

This season brings a wave of new bars and restaurants around the country serving forward-thinking drinks and embracing the trends of today and tomorrow. Here, our picks for the most notable openings of the summer and fall.

The Best Drink Books of Fall/Winter 2016

From an expert look at the cocktail renaissance to the definitive guide to amari to the first and only book from the late Sasha Petraske, here are the best new drink books being released this fall and winter.

Possibly Useful Wine Questions: Texas Edition

This round, “Possibly Useful Wine Questions” (PUWQ) heads to Texas to ask Lindsay Thomas and Justin Vann about the best rodeo wines, the worst thing they ever drank and what to pair with Whataburger.

The New Brunch Cocktails

No longer solely the domain of Bloody Marys and Mimosas, bartenders are looking at brunch with the same thoughtfulness as they do drinks for any other hour. Here, a handful share their approach to the midday institution.

Five Cocktails to Take You from Summer to Fall

Allow the transition from summer to fall to happen gradually. Here, five in-between cocktails from Brooklyn’s new Westlight, Portland’s Kachka and more.

Bringing It Back Bar: What to Do with Lillet Rouge

In “Bringing It Back Bar,” we shine a light on overlooked bottles and devise recipes to take them from back bar to front shelf. Up now: the red wine-based aperitif, Lillet Rouge.

How Well Do You Actually Know the Smash?

Also known as the layman’s julep, the smash is among the oldest categories of drink—and its still evolving. Here, get to know the smash in two classic recipes and their modern interpretations.

Bartender’s Choice: “Something with Mint”

In “Bartender’s Choice,” we challenge some of our favorite bartenders with a drink order and see what they come up with. This round: Tom Macy, Gillian White and Kevin King take on “something with mint.”

August’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and nightlife. This month: Korea’s soju-soaked corporate culture, Wrigley Field’s veteran beer slingers, the battle over Tennessee whiskey and more.