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  1. The ultimate wine-enthusiast conundrum? Deciding if an occasion is special enough to open that special bottle of wine. Because as any oenophile knows, once a bottle is opened, it’s as good as gone...
  2. For a novice wine drinker, being handed a wine menu—especially an extensive list hundreds of bottles long—can be terrifying or, at the very least, mind-numbingly overwhelming. Add to that the...
  3. If you consider yourself a wine aficionado, we’ll bet you’ve noticed that your tastes have changed since you decanted your first bottle. And if you’re really serious, it won’t be long before you’re...
  4. With temperatures dropping rapidly and the winter solstice fast approaching, unctuous fare and hearty drink are on the rise. In truth, there’s never a bad time for big and bold Cabernets, but they’re...
  5. As any whiskey enthusiast will tell you, duty-free shops are a fantastic place to kill time during a long layover, and their appeal has nothing to do with cost savings. Yes, most duty-free shops sell...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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,...

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