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  1. As the holidays approach, the need for fine wines and premium spirits increases dramatically. But those who have gone the route of purchasing or giving them from online retailers in the past have...
  2. When outfitting a home bar, there are plenty of spirits to consider. The home bartender will want a wide selection of whiskey, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin, and tequila, of course; but there are many...
  3. In a city as large and as bustling as New York, there’s no shortage of variety. Sure, there’s a homogenous collective of nondescript bars and cocktail dens, but there are plenty more with unique and...
  4. You’ve crafted the perfect martini and poured it into your favorite chilled glass. All that’s missing is a garnish. But don’t reach for that plain old olive; submerging it in your expertly crafted...
  5. When we think of cocktails, we typically think of lightly sweet concoctions that function as adults-only desserts. Rich curries and roasted mushrooms are not what come to mind. That being said,...
  6. Meet poutine, the calorically endowed antithesis to a salad. This simple French-Canadian dish, whose name means “mess,” was reportedly created by chef Fernand Lachance in Warwick, Quebec, during the...
  7. If you’ve watched enough episodes of Chopped on the Food Network, you’ll know that it’s a cardinal sin to use truffle oil. Some on the show’s rotating judging panel—which includes renowned chefs such...
  8. When it comes to rich, unctuous foods, a prime cut of beef is as good as it gets; and nothing tops wagyu in texture, richness, or price. Simply translated, wagyu means “Japanese cow,” but considering...
  9. Sure, you can drink a dry martini in a retro-styled glass and pretend that you’re Don Draper, but wouldn’t you rather mix a martini that’s made with vintage gin and vermouth from the 1960s? If you...
  10. Feeling the ill effects of a hangover taking form, I peered at the alarm clock next to my bed. It was 3:00 in the morning. My bedroom was almost completely silent—I had shut the windows when I got...

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