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Mahesh Patel is a man on a mission. He began by savoring and collecting the world’s rarest single-...
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Few properties in California’s Napa Valley boast as impressive a succession of winemaking alumni as...
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The Collins is another classic with a somewhat confusing past. The original cocktail was named for...
Compass Box Hedonism Vatted Grain WhiskyMost Scotch whisky blends combine single malts with grain...
At present, the iberian Peninsula is producing arguably the best wines in Europe. The wine...
The lemon is an overachiever in the world of cocktails. It—and to a lesser extent its citrus...
Those who like to argue such points could certainly claim with justification that Bordeaux is the...
Anyone who has examined a pre-1930s cocktail book has most likely noticed that many of the recipes...
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...
Genuine collectors thrive on an invigorating blend of passion and discipline. Their collections are...
Its traditions are ancient, but the modern nation of Italy is a relatively recent invention. Just...
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...
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With the arrival of Prohibition in 1919, Napa Valley’s once-thriving family wineries—most of which...
Until the last decade or so, most critics focused on Europe and California as the primary sources...
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...

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