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From Drunk Monks to Boozy Brunch: A Brief History of Drinking in the Morning

From Drunk Monks to Boozy Brunch: A Brief History of Drinking in the Morning

“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!” lamely jokes the guy in your office who thinks he’s being naughty for having a light beer at a 3:30 p.m. offsite meeting. Today his coworkers might snicker at his so-called transgressiveness. Yet for most of history, drinking before 5:00 p.m. was perfectly acceptable, if not necessary. Many people drank in […]

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Island to Island’s Danii Oliver Loves Sours, Says ‘Death to IPAs’

Island to Island’s Danii Oliver Loves Sours, Says ‘Death to IPAs’

Danii Oliver became a brewer out of necessity. The Queens-born, Caribbean-American business owner was looking for healthier, tastier alternatives to fermented beverages when she was pregnant with her first child. So she decided to make them herself. At House of Juice, her first Brooklyn business, Oliver crafts fresh fruit-based juices, smoothies, and kombuchas. Her craft brewery, Island […]

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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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Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your April Horoscope

Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your April Horoscope

Is it spring yet? Whether the start of April brings you warm temperatures and sunny skies, or yet another snowfall from a cold snap that just won’t quit, take heart. We’ve got your drink pairing for your April horoscope right here, brightening up whatever is out your window and in your glass. Aries: Rum Punch […]

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Seven European Ciders to Drink This Fall

Seven European Ciders to Drink This Fall

As the autumnal equinox draws near and once-green leaves begin to change color, it seems like the perfect time to explore hard cider. While boozy, apple-based beverages might seem like an all-American tradition, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, and beyond also have long traditions of cider production in unique regional styles. Perhaps the […]

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The Best Things We Drank This Week, June 2

The Best Things We Drank This Week, June 2

Michelle, Chief Revenue Officer — Casa Dragones Tequila Joven I was served Casa Dragones Tequila Joven at a dinner party this week. It’s a hand blended mix of 100% blue agave silver tequila and tequila that has been aged for 5 years in charred American oak barrels. This process delivered the smoothest tequila I’ve ever […]

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The 7 Best Beers and Ciders for Valentine’s Day

The 7 Best Beers and Ciders for Valentine’s Day

For many people in the United States, Valentine’s Day means busting out the Champagne or red wine. There’s nothing wrong with that (here are the eight best Valentine’s wines, and you should probably drink them at home), but some people — whether they have a Valentine’s date or not — just don’t like wine. Or they don’t […]

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