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The Best Thanksgiving Wines for Every Taste, Style, and Budget

The Best Thanksgiving Wines for Every Taste, Style, and Budget

When November rolls around each year, much is said about the best Thanksgiving wine pairings. There are the classic pairings, such as Pinot Noir or Beaujolais, and the off-beat pairings, like skin-fermented Pinot Grigio or Champagne for the entire meal. The truth of the matter is that Thanksgiving is one of the most wine-friendly meals […]

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The 8 Best Cheap Vodkas for Your Cocktail or Bar Cart

The 8 Best Cheap Vodkas for Your Cocktail or Bar Cart

Not all vodkas are created equal. (Here are some of our favorite bottles for people who think they don’t like the stuff.) Unfortunately, quality spirits are often obscured by expensive marketing campaigns insisting good, unblemished vodkas require considerable investment. That’s simply not the case. There are several budget-friendly options that won’t leave you or your savings […]

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5 Barrel-Aged Beers You Should Drink This Fall

5 Barrel-Aged Beers You Should Drink This Fall

Barrels aren’t just for whiskey and wine anymore. There are nearly 7,000 barrel-aged beers listed on BeerAdvocate —a major influx since the early 2000s when a few craft labels like Firestone Walker and New Belgium introduced their barrel-aged options. Today, breweries are experimenting with old bourbon, wine, tequila, rum, and Scotch barrels, imparting unusual flavor […]

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Seven European Ciders to Drink This Fall

Seven European Ciders to Drink This Fall

As the autumnal equinox draws near and once-green leaves begin to change color, it seems like the perfect time to explore hard cider. While boozy, apple-based beverages might seem like an all-American tradition, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, and beyond also have long traditions of cider production in unique regional styles. Perhaps the […]

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Five Vodkas for People Who Hate Vodka

Five Vodkas for People Who Hate Vodka

Despite its neutral intentions, vodka can be a polarizing subject. In cocktails, vodka blends in, letting other ingredients do the heavy lifting. On its own, vodka can often leave a subtle and slow burn in your mouth. For these reasons, some drinkers swear off the spirit entirely. (Not too many, though. Vodka is America’s most consumed […]

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The 6 Best Bourbons Under $30 for Cocktails or Straight Sipping

The 6 Best Bourbons Under $30 for Cocktails or Straight Sipping

September claims the title Bourbon Heritage Month, but there’s no bad time to think long and hard about America’s native spirit. Categorically, whiskey is more popular than ever. Consumption of bourbon, rye, and Tennessee whiskey was up 7.7 percent last year, outpacing all other spirits. Brown spirits connoisseurs are constantly seeking out unicorn bottles of […]

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