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How A Winery Gets Designed

How A Winery Gets Designed

It only takes one drive through Napa to see why the region is known for its beauty: between patches of grapevines, mansions and castles rise and glittering fountains welcome visitors into lush gardens and tasting rooms. But there’s more than Beaux-Arts flare to these massive facades, which double as functioning wineries.

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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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The History Of The Jigger

The History Of The Jigger

We know the jigger. We love the jigger. We love to watch as a bartender pours quantities of alcohol into the jigger, flips it, and pours more. But where did this curious little tool come from? And how did it get it’s name? It’s not the weirdest term in the drinking world—there’s always “Scuppernong”—but jigger […]

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Spiked Frozen Iced Coffee

Spiked Frozen Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee is the perfect summertime brunch treat, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. We’re upgrading this ideal way to beat the heat with a shot of Baileys and then blending it all together to create a cool, creamy, frothy and delicious cocktail. It’s sure to become your brunch go-to.

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What Is A Grape Vine Clone?

What Is A Grape Vine Clone?

One concept that’s bandied around a lot but not discussed in much detail (we’ll admit, it’s kind of scientifically intimidating) is: the clone. We’re not talking about doomed sheep or jars of variously terrifying replications of Ripley from Aliens. We’re talking about grape clones. Even if you’re a more casual wine drinker, you’ve probably heard […]

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Pineapple Mezcal Sour [Recipe]

Pineapple Mezcal Sour [Recipe]

This week’s cocktail – a spin on the traditional Pisco Sour – is influenced by a recent visit to Oaxaca, Mexico where I discovered the heart of mezcal. The fresh, earthy notes in the espadin mezcal pair wonderfully with the natural sugars found within the pineapple juice while agave syrup and lemon juice bring balance […]

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