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Into the Wild: Five Funky Ciders That Will Win Your Heart

Into the Wild: Five Funky Ciders That Will Win Your Heart

Cider is a broad category. By definition, sour cider is “cider fermented with non-traditional yeast and bacteria, typically lactic and acetic acid, and wild-fermented,” Peter Clausen, production manager of 101 Cider House in Los Angeles, says. Clausen quite literally defined the category, assisting the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) in creating the definition […]

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Think Pink: The 10 Best Rosés for Sangria

Think Pink: The 10 Best Rosés for Sangria

Whether you’ve adopted “rosé all day” as your life’s mantra, or just want to invoke tropical temperatures, rosy-hued sangrias are an excellent spin on the Spanish classic. Because sangria combines intensely flavorful elements, the best rosés for the job have serious body and flavor to match. That means ballet-slipper pink bottles from Provence are out, […]

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The Seven Best Ryes for Sazeracs, Ranked

The Seven Best Ryes for Sazeracs, Ranked

One of the earliest cocktails on record, the Sazerac hails from 19th century New Orleans. Its creator was reportedly Antoine Peychaud, a Creole pharmacist born in Haiti, whose eponymous bitters punctuate the drink. Originally a Cognac vehicle, today’s Sazeracs are often made with rye, riffing on the Old Fashioned’s whiskey-sugar-bitters rubric. To determine the best […]

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Eight Wines That Prove You Can Totally Pull Off Winter Whites

Eight Wines That Prove You Can Totally Pull Off Winter Whites

In my house, for as long as I can remember, we’ve followed the unwritten rule that the period between Halloween and Easter is red wine time. As temperatures drop, there’s comfort in the richness and complexity of those bold, hearty reds. For those of us obsessed with food and wine pairings, however, white wines cannot […]

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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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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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