If you thought Scotch whisky was confusing—and it is, delightfully so, a mystery we like to dunk ourselves into once or twice a week, at least—meet Irish whiskey. A couple (innocuous) stereotypes distort our collective sense of Irish whiskey: that it’s always triple-distilled (not true), that therefore it’s generally “lighter” and “smoother” than Scotch (also not […]
The transition to fall means a lot of things. Sweater weather. Possible apple picking. Halloween costume anxiety. Fortunately for those of us prone to costume party anxiety, it also means a transition to red wine. Not that we have to entirely abandon white wine because it’s cold out.
Selling port is a bit of an uphill climb. This is an era of esoteric drinking, with somms championing the latest undiscovered region, Sunotry sending Scotch into outer space, and the rest of us gearing up for the dry, fruity, nuanced powerhouse reds of fall. And of course, port has its stereotypes: sweet, uncomplicated, stuff to […]
Opinions on pumpkin beer, well, vary. But pumpkin beers are out there, cluttering up refrigerated cases and beer shelves all over this great, seasonally gourd-obsessed nation. We figured we could do our part by offering a guide to some of the better options out there—with more and less intense options for pumpkin beer lovers and […]
Bourbon’s having a bit of a moment. For one, September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, which means 30 days of required drinking. Bourbon also led spirit industry revenue in 2014. And the threat of a supposed “bourbon shortage” doesn’t hurt popularity. It does, however, help drive up prices.
Temperatures don’t have to dictate booze choices, especially since “fall” varies across the country and climate funkiness is seeing to it that none of us really know what to wear most days (best advice: always carry a sweater vest). But spicy beer does seem kind of seasonally appropriate, maybe a way to zing things up […]
None of us want to admit it, but sadly, summer is coming to a close. Depending on where you live, temperatures may or may not be dropping, but no matter how sweltering it is outside, a feeling of finality is starting to form in the air. Kids are looking more forlorn, stores are already hocking […]
While the Negroni has long been a classic cocktail, this Italian drink is coming back in style with full force. Any cocktail bar worth its salt has the ingredients in stock to whip you up a Negroni. The components are simple (gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth), but the outcome is far from basic. For all […]
The margarita may have a contested history, but few would argue over its deliciousness. As craft cocktail bars seem to open by the hour, so too do new spins on this classic drink. We’ve published a few non-traditional takes on this festive cocktail ourselves. Even Chipotle features a margarita to go with their classy fast food. […]