Wine is seen as something to figure out. Here's a secret: There is nothing to figure out. The more we make consumers afraid that they picked the wrong wine, the more we are doing a shitty job of selling wine overall.
So in one of my more inspired moments, I decided to get a few friends together to drink with me -- and talk about what we were drinking. And these friends just happened to be some of the brightest lights in the world of booze.
A lot of wonderful new, often one-of-a-kind new spirits come on the market in time for the holidays. Here are some any imbiber would be delighted to receive as a gift.
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In an effort to parse out the actual bars in your air and/or jetport that are worth adjusting your flight schedule to hit, we, well, flew to a lot of places this year, and reached out to our esteemed city editors for other recs.
The night before Thanksgiving is essentially a less awkward, boozier version of your high school reunion. Pretty much everyone who grew up in your hometown will be thronging the bar and they're gonna be SO glad to see you! Until the crying starts.
We've all been there. That bottle of open Pinot left over after a party, the Chardonnay you planned to finish but didn't. Instead of pouring spoile...
Some people say there's no such thing as a stupid question, but those people have never been asked about the gluten content of a margarita. Bartenders field questions like this all the time. So sad.
Drinking isn't a professional sport (yet). So why should it get so much harder as you age? Why the longer, more brutal hangovers? Why so much pain after only four beers? And is there anything you can do to prolong your career?
What do you get when you combine that most English of spirits with that most Argentine of drinks? A gin made with mate, of course. That's right, Argen...
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With its syrupy sweet flavor, tropical spice tanginess and strong association with tiki drinks, rum is the quintessential summer spirit. Fittingly, National Rum Day is celebrated during one of the warmest times of the year -- when our taste buds crave refreshing, island-style flavors.
Hopefully this little grab-bag may pique your interest in mezcal when you really checked in to read about the new Jack Daniel's expression.
Of all the ways one can pay homage to nostalgia-inducing childhood snacks, the method of "cocktailification" is the best way to show your appreciation for the foods and drinks you grew up with.
He talks like he's some kind of analyst in the Sigmund Freud vein, lie down and let me look inside your underwear. For that's the drive for everything, he claims, talking to his pal fondling the mouth on a bottle of Corona.
Colorado's just concluded 2015 legislature did its best to improve life for the drinking class and those who serve us; addressing, for example, the lapsed license quandary.
This, um, potent recipe is highly recommended for those of you with no important evening plans.