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We Spoke To Jonathan Goldsmith, He’s Still The Most Interesting Man In The World

We Spoke To Jonathan Goldsmith, He’s Still The Most Interesting Man In The World

Jonathan Goldsmith isn’t done being the most interesting man in the world. While the internet feverishly reacted to Dos Equis’ new, official, “Most Interesting Man in the World,” Goldsmith, who held the role from 2006 to 2016, was in California playing chess with Manny Pacquiao. For two hours. Goldsmith, who will be 78 at the […]

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Bored Brewers Turn To Ancient History For New Brews

Bored Brewers Turn To Ancient History For New Brews

Creativity is inseparable from the past. The cardigan’s short-term revival as fashionable outerwear, reboots of Star Trek and Star Wars, and Michelin-starred chefs being inspired by recipes from their grandmothers’ kitchens; all of these moments highlight the time-tested theory that if something was once cool, it’ll probably catch a second wind sooner or later. Beer […]

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The Latest Locavore Drinking Trend: Foraged Beer

The Latest Locavore Drinking Trend: Foraged Beer

Is there anything more fetishized in foodie culture than foraging? It hits all the requirements inherent in the social media-happy culinary cognoscenti: it’s highly inconvenient, wildly impractical, looks better on little screens than in real life, is susceptible to the vagaries of Mother Nature, requires an incredibly nerdy and detailed skill-and-tool-set and requires (or wastes, […]

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Making Wine In Post-Communist Independent Croatia

Making Wine In Post-Communist Independent Croatia

Driving down the dusty road toward the Croatian village of Konavle, Ivo Vodopić chirped excitedly at the green sea that flooded the land. The snow-haired winemaker pointed to the the grape varietals outside the car’s windows, listing off long, elegant-sounding wines as he whizzed past the eponymous rivers of grapes. The lush vines’ tendrils stretched […]

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The Rise Of Korean Soju Is Thanks To K-Pop

The Rise Of Korean Soju Is Thanks To K-Pop

Like a plasticized, electronic armada, Korean pop culture is invading the world. “Hallyu,” meaning K-pop, K-film, K-TV and K-video games, is taking over screens from China to Malaysia, India to Iran, Peru to California. And Korea’s iconic alcoholic beverage – soju – is invading along with it, being fired like artillery shells into the breach. […]

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