The Differences Between Prosecco, Franciacorta, And Other Italian Bubbles, Explained

The Differences Between Prosecco, Franciacorta, And Other Italian Bubbles, Explained

Prosecco is a global superpower. Nearly 20 percent of all sparkling wine sold in 2017 was Prosecco, according to Nielsen data, and sales were up 21 percent over the previous year. And that’s not the half of it. Industry experts like Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise predict that Prosecco sales will continue to soar, increasing by […]

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The Best Bottles of Wine (and Booze) for Every Holiday Party, at Every Budget

The Best Bottles of Wine (and Booze) for Every Holiday Party, at Every Budget

The holidays are expensive, especially for those both popular and polite enough to never attend a party empty-handed. Fortunately, being a (conscientious) social butterfly doesn’t have to be prohibitively pricey. The perfect host or hostess gift might be an offbeat sparkler, affordable Napa Valley crowd-pleaser, or well-chosen spirit (bonus points for bringing the mixer, too).

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The 20 Most Important Cocktail Bars in New York City Right Now

The 20 Most Important Cocktail Bars in New York City Right Now

New York City nightlife spans everything from lovably grimy dives to historic hotel bars to thumping dance clubs on the shores of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Its cutting-edge cocktail culture, however, is rightfully world famous. For more than 20 years, the city has been pursuing creative and at times cerebral mixology. It birthed the global speakeasy movement, […]

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A Beautifully Buzzed Guide to Copenhagen’s Cutting-Edge Coffee Scene

A Beautifully Buzzed Guide to Copenhagen’s Cutting-Edge Coffee Scene

Street style, bicycles, design, and happiness metrics are not the only things Denmark is crushing. The Nordic nation is home to a killer coffee culture, too. In Copenhagen, a young but passionate coffee community rivals that of New York or London. As little as 15 years ago, the coffee scene in Copenhagen was relatively small. […]

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The Definitive Guide to NYC’s Best Coffee Shops, 2018

The Definitive Guide to NYC’s Best Coffee Shops, 2018

After decades of middling brews defined more by convenience than caliber, New York has emerged as an American coffee capital. Cafes that opened in the 1990s and the first decade of the new millennium, which for our purposes we’re calling The Old Guard, reinvigorated the city in multiple ways. They brought smart pulls, pours, and […]

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Superfood Cocktails Is the Healthyish Drink Trend We Need

Superfood Cocktails Is the Healthyish Drink Trend We Need

Looking for a healthier happy hour? Cue superfoods. Turmeric, matcha, and the like are popping up in everything these days — including your cocktail. “People are generally more health-conscious these days,” Jason J. Mendenhall, owner and operator of such NYC bars as The Wild Son, The Lost Lady, and The Wayland, says. “Being able to […]

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Seven Ways to Use Bitters for Cooking, According to Chefs

Seven Ways to Use Bitters for Cooking, According to Chefs

Bitters are to cocktails as salt and spices are to foods. They add complexity, highlighting existing flavors and introducing new ones. But what else can you do with that bottle of boozy extract sitting on your shelf? Apparently, a whole lot. In Angostura’s home country, Trinidad and Tobago, bitters are added to all sorts of […]

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Why Black Wine Is Going Viral on Instagram

Why Black Wine Is Going Viral on Instagram

Given the proliferation of visually driven food and drink trends (rainbow bagels! unicorn Frappucinos!), one would be forgiven for thinking black wine is a new phenomenon, created for and by the Instagram age. But these inky wines are actually some of the world’s oldest juice, made from an ancient, deeply pigmented red grape. The Saperavi […]

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The Cast of ‘Somm’: Where Are They Now?

The Cast of ‘Somm’: Where Are They Now?

The 2012 documentary ”Somm” uncorked the bottle on the intense world of wine’s top exam. The doc trailed the lives of four wine professionals — Dustin Wilson, Ian Cauble, Brian McClintic, and Dlynn Proctor — and explored the trials and tribulations of attempting to attain Master Sommelier certification. The film was an enormous success.

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