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Although shaking versus stirring is a valid argument when considering the best way to make most...
Crème Yvette Liqueur This spirit, originally produced in the United States in the late 1800s, has...
Michter’s 25 Year–Old Single Barrel Rye Although the historic Michter’s distillery has changed...
Oxley Classic English Dry GinThis is a very small-batch gin, with just 120 liters produced per...
Yamazaki 1984 WhiskyIn October 2009, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Yamazaki single-malt...
Compass Box Hedonism Vatted Grain WhiskyMost Scotch whisky blends combine single malts with grain...
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With the arrival of Prohibition in 1919, Napa Valley’s once-thriving family wineries—most of which...
If ever a drink were ripe for revival, it is the oddly named shrub. As mixologists become...
Despite what the modern medical profession knows to be true, many pre-Prohibition cocktails...
Although the wines of Champagne are all too easy to sip, they are actually quite difficult to make...
Genuine collectors thrive on an invigorating blend of passion and discipline. Their collections are...
There is an old saying that, if it smells like a Bordeaux and tastes like a Burgundy, it must be a...
Its traditions are ancient, but the modern nation of Italy is a relatively recent invention. Just...
While this grouping of regions may be all over the map, the best wines from these areas share...
Until the last decade or so, most critics focused on Europe and California as the primary sources...
At present, the iberian Peninsula is producing arguably the best wines in Europe. The wine...
Long before spirits and bitters were the norm in cocktails, mulled wine and port sangarees were...
In North America, punches arrived with the English colonists, who borrowed the recipe from...
In the early days of cocktails, the definition of the daisy and the fizz were so close that the...
Anyone who has examined a pre-1930s cocktail book has most likely noticed that many of the recipes...

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