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A 6-Bottle Introduction to Cachaça

A 6-Bottle Introduction to Cachaça

If you’ve had any experience with cachaça, it’s likely been in Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha. But there’s so much more to the spirit. Cachaça is a sweet, vegetal, and usually clear liquid made from fresh sugarcane juice. It’s most similar in taste and style to rum, which is primarily made from molasses, and rhum […]

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Somms Love Chenin Blanc, and You Will, Too

Somms Love Chenin Blanc, and You Will, Too

Sommeliers love Chenin Blanc. It’s one of those classic grape varieties that was seriously overlooked until 10 to 15 years ago when wine professionals “rediscovered” it and began proclaiming its virtues. But while Chenin Blanc doesn’t seem obscure to wine lovers these days, it isn’t nearly as popular as international grapes like Sauvignon Blanc and […]

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8 of the Best American Single Malt Whiskies

8 of the Best American Single Malt Whiskies

When you hear the term “single malt whiskey,” you likely think of Scotch whisky. Scotland’s bold distilleries have made the term almost synonymous with the country’s single distillery offerings. But American distillers are taking up the single malt mantle as well. An American single malt whiskey, like a Scotch single malt, is a whiskey that’s […]

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A 5 Bottle Intro To Assyrtiko From Santorini

A 5 Bottle Intro To Assyrtiko From Santorini

Summer’s finally here, and all we want to be drinking is something thirst-quenching and cold. Next time the craving for a chilled glass of white strikes, forget your go-to Sauvignon Blanc and spring for something more interesting instead; think, a bottle of white that transports you to sandy beaches, salty air, and nothing but sunny […]

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6 of the Best Watermelon Beers for Summer Sipping

6 of the Best Watermelon Beers for Summer Sipping

Summer is watermelon season. And when it’s watermelon season it truly seems like it’s watermelon everything and everywhere as soon as the first heatwave hits, and for good reason. In my opinion watermelon is the second-most refreshing summer treat after beer. But put one and two together for watermelon beer, and you have endless refreshment. […]

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7 of America’s Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky

7 of America’s Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky

Bourbon has a strong claim as America’s spirit. And while the most famous bottles come from Kentucky (which makes sense numbers-wise, considering that some 95 percent of bourbon comes from the Bluegrass State), they actually don’t have to. And that means there are plenty of good bourbons being made around the country. By law, all […]

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