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The Cult Liqueur That Fought an Argentine War and Changed South American Law

The Cult Liqueur That Fought an Argentine War and Changed South American Law

Within two short decades of his arrival in Argentina, American immigrant Melville Sewell Bagley had not only created an iconic national drink, but single-handedly shaped the future of the country’s trademark and patent laws. Born in Bangor, Me., Bagley was working in a dry goods store in New Orleans, La., when the American Civil War […]

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The History of Aperitivo Hour

The History of Aperitivo Hour

This article is brought to you by the Prosecco DOC Consortium, the official source of all things Prosecco DOC in the United States and the host of National Prosecco Week.  Aperitivo is like happy hour, if every happy hour were beautifully lit, accompanied by incredible food and drink, and utterly life-affirming. The Italian tradition occurs […]

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We Asked 9 Bartenders: What’s the Most Versatile Bottle in Your Arsenal?

We Asked 9 Bartenders: What’s the Most Versatile Bottle in Your Arsenal?

If you take a look behind any bar in America, you’re bound to find a variety of liquors both familiar (hello, whiskey) and unusual. But what about the workhorse bottles that bartenders reach for again and again? We asked nine bartenders from West Hollywood to Nashville to tell us about their ”Swiss Army knife” bottles, […]

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5 Cinzano Cocktails You Need To Try Right Now

5 Cinzano Cocktails You Need To Try Right Now

Known for its world-class Malbec, Argentina is slowly warming up to another liquor: Cinzano. Developed in faraway Turin in the eighteenth century, Cinzano is an Italian vermouth characterized by its sweet yet full-bodied texture. Being a country of immigrants, Cinzano made the transatlantic journey to Argentina along with the large Italian population that migrated to the […]

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