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A Glass of Wine a Day Helps Heal Acne

Scientists Say, Add A Glass Of Wine To Your Daily Beauty Routine

Turns out acne isn’t one of those things—like patchy facial hair or an inexplicable love of scrunchies—that goes away after puberty. The bacteria that cause acne—nasty little buggers called Proprionibacterium acnes, or P. acnes—stick around like student loans to plague us well into adulthood. Awesome, right? Fortunately, we just got some promising news—and not just […]

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Norway's Wine Monopoly

How Wine Spoils From WWII Created A State-Controlled Wine Monopoly In Norway

Vinmonopolet might sound like some sort of refined, wine-related Monopoly game you play while wearing a monocle, but it’s actually the name of the government-controlled sale of alcohol in Norway (“wine monopoly,” they’re not resorting to euphemisms here). As it turns out, all Nordic countries—save Denmark—restrict alcohol sales with some combination of state control and/or […]

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Healing Properties of Cannibis-Wine

The Latest Craze In Winemaking: Marijuana-Infused Wine

There’s been a lot of buzz about pot and wine recently. It’s hard to separate the toga party contingent’s thirst for a potion into which two psychoactive substances have been crammed, from the more sober, scholarly consideration of the 3,700+ year history of fortifying wine with cannabis. And the allegedly potent healing powers of cannabis-wine […]

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Use these gins to make the perfect negroni

The 7 Gins For Making The Perfect Negroni

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 […]

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Can beer be corked?

Can Beer Be Corked?

Drinkers mourn, vintners rail against the Fates, sommeliers empty bottles with grief and shame. Years of production, finesse, terroir, all over-powered by an evil, funky admixture of chemical compounds and plain bad luck. Wine has been corked. No offense to wine lovers—or producers—out there, but what about beer? Can beer be corked (or, in a […]

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