While we shouldn’t need an excuse to celebrate Mom, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to lavish praise upon the special woman in our life. And there’s no better way to celebrate Mom than with a fantastic bottle of wine made by a female winemaker. So grab a bottle off of this list and toast […]
There’s plenty to love about mezcal, and not just because it may or may not be the liquor of the moment (honestly, we can’t keep up with that). If you love, or even like, tequila—and here are 12 reasons to fall hard—there’s a good chance you’ll get goosebumps for mezcal. The stuff’s still made with giant […]
I tried gardening once. (Read: once.) It didn’t go well. And I’m surprised some botanist branch of child protective services didn’t show up to wrest the poor little wilting Foxglove from my neglectful hands. But anyway, plants are cool. And spring is dope. Also, I’m 15. And from 1997.
Single malt might be (okay, is absolutely) the fashion in Scotch, the stuff we like to talk about and “chew on” in proximity to leather couches. But most of the Scotch whisky sold in the world is blended. And if you’re not drinking it—possibly out of some peer pressure to hang with the kids in […]
We’re all agreed that there’s no such thing as “weather” anymore, right? At least not weather patterns. What we have now is more like a senseless “Greatest Hits” weather mix tape; whatever plays next — and god help us all — plays next.
When someone mentions Australian wine, brains tend to kangaroo-leap right to Shiraz. And not just because it’s fun to say, what with that exaggerated “aaaaz” (so to speak). Shiraz dominates the Australian export market, and the U.S. dominates those exports. So it’s forgivable, sensible even, if that’s what we reach for in the Australian wine aisle […]
Bourbon is currently more popular than ever before, and although for the longest time historic Kentucky distilleries have produced the lion’s share of quality whiskey, new “craft” distillers are starting to pop up all over the country. And some of them are making Bourbon so good, they’re giving the traditional producers a run for their […]
Bordeaux can mean greatness. For me, the image was reinforced not long ago when the New York wine collector George Sape invited a few dozen Bordeaux enthusiasts to a dinner at the French consulate to benefit Cité du Vin, an ambitious new world wine center (in the shape of a decanter) nearing completion in the […]
Not quite Kentucky Derby time, but then again who’s to say the Mint Julep has to be restricted to some kind of mascot status? Or, for that matter, restricted regionally? Yes, the south is likely the best at the Julep—because they’ve cared the most, and passionately—for years. But considering how simple it is to make, […]