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Five of the Best Fruited Sour Beers Right Now

Five of the Best Fruited Sour Beers Right Now

Heralded as the next big thing for more than three years now, sours occupy a divisive corner of the beer world. According to the internet, it’s women who love them. No, wait, it’s gender-nonspecific hipsters. Or maybe everyone loves sour beers, we just don’t know how to talk about them. In truth, anyone who appreciates tangy flavors and a […]

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6 of the Best Porters and Stouts to Warm Up Your Winter

6 of the Best Porters and Stouts to Warm Up Your Winter

Those who frequent Irish pubs might argue there is no wrong time to drink a Guinness. Still, few beer styles are as perfectly suited to the depths of winter as stouts, the style Guinness made famous, and their cousins, porters. These two dark, malty styles are often grouped together and, in some circumstances, brewers use […]

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Eight Napa and Sonoma Cabs Worth the Splurge

Eight Napa and Sonoma Cabs Worth the Splurge

Most days, it’s top priority to seek out budget-friendly wines that are both interesting and delicious. But sometimes, particularly around the holidays, it’s time to splurge. Whether you’re looking for a memorable gift, a special bottle to share at holiday parties, or a treat for surviving the season, this can be a great opportunity to […]

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12 of the Best Grower Champagnes to Toast the Holidays

12 of the Best Grower Champagnes to Toast the Holidays

‘Tis the season to pop some bubbles! If we ever need an excuse to drink Champagne (spoiler: we don’t), the holidays offer plenty. We are also awash in grower Champagne, or bottles from smaller, artisanal winemakers who produce Champagne only from estate-owned vineyards. According to MarketWatch, grower Champagne imports to the United States grew by more […]

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The Seven Best Gins Under $30

The Seven Best Gins Under $30

Few things satisfy like a good gin cocktail. The only problem is that all gins are so different from one another it’s hard to know what to get. It’s almost too easy to fall into the thought trap that more expensive is inherently better. Not so fast. You don’t need to spend more than $30 […]

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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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