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In college, you no doubt saw St. Patrick’s Day as a festive occasion to barhop and drink from the crack of dawn to the wee hours of the next morning. How much that weekend differed from any other on...
It takes only a few minutes tallying the number of Irish-themed public houses and pubs in New York City to understand how much the city embraces its Irish-American culture. Though Irish immigrants...
Like the Irish champion boxer Jimmy “Baby Face” McLarnin, Irish whiskey knows how to take a punch. The spirit was once the tipple of choice from saloons to salons during the mid to late 1800s, but...
On June 23, 2008, the Louisiana House of Representatives appointed the Sazerac the official cocktail for the city of New Orleans. According to Russ Bergeron, beverage manager at the Roosevelt Hotel...
You will likely find a bottle of green Chartreuse in any establishment dedicated to cocktails; this much we know to be true. With a high proof, a strong licorice taste, and a brilliant green hue, the...
Happy Valentine’s Day, New York. Today is about love, lust, and outrageously high expectations. Some will fall short, but some—a savvy few who know to take their dates down Doyers Street—will likely...
Russia’s connection with vodka goes back a long way, possibly as far as the 12th century. Vodka is one vice that was common among royalty and peasantry alike; and while various czars over the...
We would like to tell you that the Russian imperial stout was born in Russia, brewed as a robust and hearty ale that could stave off the country’s harsh, cold winters. No doubt such a fact would...
It’s easy to appreciate vodka on its own merits. Drinking it straight up, either chilled or on the rocks, you can easily discern and appreciate each brand’s subtle but distinctive flavor profile...
For us to consider pouring a beer at breakfast, it takes either a hangover of epic proportions or a longing to relive the college days. The one exception is if the beer in question is a bottle of...
Don’t get us wrong, there are plenty of fantastic American double IPAs out there; but if we had our way, we’d always have a bottle of Pliny the Elder and a can of Heady Topper at the ready. We’ll...
Football may be America’s number one sport, but you could argue that fantasy football is as popular as the sport itself. After all, who wouldn’t want to draft a super team of offensive players in...
For those with a penchant for fine spirits and interesting history, a trip to New York Distilling Company in Brooklyn, New York, is a necessity. The distillery opened a few years ago as the...
Five years ago, Brady Konya and Ryan Lang launched Middle West Spirits in Columbus, Ohio. Through their OYO [pronounced “oh-why-oh”] brand of vodkas and whiskeys, which are distilled from local red...
Strict guidelines are the norm in Europe’s top beer-producing nations; but thanks to an absence of stringent regulations here in the United States, craft breweries are free to experiment with old-...
Maple syrup has long been a North American treasure—it was promoted by Quakers and abolitionists as an alternative to the slave-produced cane sugar from the West Indies. In fact, Thomas Jefferson...
More bottles of Champagne will be uncorked on December 31—specifically during the final minutes before midnight—than at any other time of the year. That being said, not all Champagnes are created...
Patrick Cappiello is not your typical, reserved sommelier; he prefers faded T-shirts and jeans to a suit and tie. Despite such a relaxed disposition, the 41-year-old wine director has taken a...
If you’ve never examined a pre-1930s cocktail book, you should. It provides an enlightening glimpse into how our modern-day cocktails evolved. It also reveals a few surprises. For example, many of...
Founded in 1988 in Ashland, Ore., during the early upswing of what became the U.S. craft-beer boom of the 1990s, Rogue Ales has grown to become one of the most widely distributed craft-brewery labels...
The martini, one of our most popular and sophisticated cocktails, has been around long before it became the “spirited” 1960’s Mad Men TV co-star. It was actually invented in the 1870s by a northern...
At the risk of sounding like a commercial for a Hallmark Channel original movie, we acknowledge that the holidays are all about creating lasting memories with the special people in our lives. And if...
A visit to Twin Farms offers a relaxing retreat to a boutique Relais & Châteaux resort in pastoral Vermont, but it also promises decadent meals with delectable wine pairings. Those pairings come...
New York City offers a wealth of fine cocktail establishments, which is something to always be thankful for, especially around the holidays. Of course, a cocktail-appropriate occasion can occur at...
Decadence, according to some dictionaries, is defined as unrestrained gratification; and the gratification that comes from a languid sip of Pappy Van Winkle—one of the rarest and most prized bourbons...
Pistol in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor famously claims, “the world’s mine oyster.” The metaphor has been used countless times since, but on the topic of oysters themselves, all are not...
Recently, the finest Bloody Mary purveyors have taken to the sea. They’re plucking oysters from their shells and using them as the pièce de résistance for their interpretations of the classic...
While anytime is a good time for oysters, it’s the end of fall and the beginning of winter that marks their peak season. At this point in the year, all varieties are storing up extra glycogen to get...
We know what you’re probably thinking: A smash sounds like it could be dangerous, and a caipirinha is exotic, at least, if nothing else. But a julep? How does the enjoyment of a julep equate to...
We’ll just come right out and say it: October marks the release of something special. The Balvenie has long been known for its high-quality single malts, both in standard and limited quantities, and...

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