In Hong Kong’s hip Sheung Wan neighborhood lies The Old Man, a sweeping destination inspired by Ernest Hemingway. The gilded space has a portrait of the author constructed from upcycled building materials, a clever bar-top cooling strip to keep cocktails perfectly chilled, and exceptional service. It sits on the World’s Best Bars list with good […]
Everybody loves a love story. This February, we’re celebrating some of the beverage industry’s coolest, most inspiring couples in a two-part series. Here, we toast to the dynamic duos of the wine community. How do they make it work in a competitive field with long hours and late nights? From global tasting trips, to one-night […]
Everybody loves a love story. This February, we’re celebrating some of the beverage industry’s coolest, most inspiring couples in a two-part series. Here, we toast to the dynamic duos of the bar community. Some met on the job and worked together for years before realizing they wanted a romantic relationship. Others got married a month […]
The American bar community is lucky to call Ashtin Berry one of its own. An industry veteran whose résumé includes the Ace Hotel New Orleans and Tokyo Record Bar and Air’s Champagne Parlor in NYC, Berry is also an in-demand speaker and unstoppable activist. Her most recent project is Radical XChange, a platform promoting equality in […]
Simón Alberti epitomizes hospitality. One of Mexico’s top bartenders, his warmth and enthusiasm (not to mention skill) behind the stick at Mexico City’s Licorería Limantour earned the Roma Norte destination countless accolades. Limantour and its team are “constantly evolving, constantly researching, constantly innovating the Mexican cocktail scene,” he says.
Anyone who’s watched Netflix’s rendition of the universally beloved ”Queer Eye” franchise knows the name Karamo Brown. He is the grounded, calming soul of the Fab Five. As the show’s culture expert, Brown brings earnest compassion to every episode. A peek into the Houston native’s personal life shows that his good nature goes far beyond […]
“I have always had a very sensitive palate, and am obsessed with smelling and tasting things,” Tim Wiggins, beverage manager at St. Louis’s Yellowbelly says. The tendency has served him well. At just 27, Wiggins has made quite the name for himself, earning top accolades from city press and shaping its cocktail culture. He co-owns […]
“Sugar is like butter on meat,” Matteo Burani, export manager for Italy’s Gruppo Lunelli, says. He’s not talking about cooking, though; Burani is referring to the effect of dosage, or added sugar, in sparkling winemaking. Sugar might complement existing flavors, Burani says, but it can also mask what you’re tasting.
Say the name “Employees Only” to a New Yorker, and watch their eyes light up. For more than a decade, the West Village bar and restaurant has been teaching hospitality professionals the art of mixology (and how to rock suspenders, a waxed mustache, or both). Employees Only (EO) is now a global operation with locations […]