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Oxley Classic English Dry GinThis is a very small-batch gin, with just 120 liters produced per...
Although the wines of Champagne are all too easy to sip, they are actually quite difficult to make...
Long before spirits and bitters were the norm in cocktails, mulled wine and port sangarees were...
Crème Yvette Liqueur This spirit, originally produced in the United States in the late 1800s, has...
Its traditions are ancient, but the modern nation of Italy is a relatively recent invention. Just...
Genuine collectors thrive on an invigorating blend of passion and discipline. Their collections are...
Egg nog’s roots in America go back to colonial days, when it kept pioneers toasty during the frigid...
As the cradle of all New World and American wine, these two regions in the northern half of the...
Until the last decade or so, most critics focused on Europe and California as the primary sources...
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With the arrival of Prohibition in 1919, Napa Valley’s once-thriving family wineries—most of which...
Although shaking versus stirring is a valid argument when considering the best way to make most...
The Pacific Northwest region of the United States has recently emerged as one of the most prolific...
Among the oldest of pre-Prohibition classics, the Champagne cocktail also represents a nearly...
Yamazaki 1984 WhiskyIn October 2009, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Yamazaki single-malt...
In the early days of cocktails, the definition of the daisy and the fizz were so close that the...
It has been said that Bordeaux is for the rich, but Burgundy is only for kings. Indeed, the region’...
In North America, punches arrived with the English colonists, who borrowed the recipe from...
Michter’s 25 Year–Old Single Barrel Rye Although the historic Michter’s distillery has changed...
There is an old saying that, if it smells like a Bordeaux and tastes like a Burgundy, it must be a...
Despite what the modern medical profession knows to be true, many pre-Prohibition cocktails...

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