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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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Wassailing, Or The Ancient Apple Tree Cheerleading Practices Of Pagans

Wassailing, Or The Ancient Apple Tree Cheerleading Practices Of Pagans

It’s that time of year, when we all begin asking ourselves “just what in the living hell is Wassail?” The story of wassail is the story of some old school superstition and moonlit cider cheerleading. Really. Apparently the pagan English knew how to celebrate apple harvest in style. The custom of “wassailing” basically involved drinking a […]

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The Story Of Cider: How It Got Cool, And Why People Should Stop Freaking Out About An Apple Shortage

The Story Of Cider: How It Got Cool, And Why People Should Stop Freaking Out About An Apple Shortage

Cider didn’t used to be so sexy. Its image – a sipper for a country granny while she kicks it in her rocking chair and talks to her cat – is a marketer’s worst nightmare. But cider, undeniably, is having a moment. Cider hits the current zeitgeist in several sweet spots: it’s artisanal, farm-to-table, and […]

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Hard Cider Over Ice—Is It Really A Thing?

Hard Cider Over Ice—Is It Really A Thing?

There seems to be an idea that the Irish drink their cider (hard cider, that is) with ice. In fact, both Bulmers (known here as Magners) and Strongbow—both owned by Heineken International—encourage the consumption of hard cider over ice. We were just wondering…why? On one hand it looks perfectly refreshing, and works incredibly well in […]

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