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The Five Best Cocktail Cherries for Your Manhattans and Old Fashioneds, Ranked

The Five Best Cocktail Cherries for Your Manhattans and Old Fashioneds, Ranked

There is no bad time to drink whiskey. Statistically, however, we tend to consume cocktails made with brown spirits more as temperatures cool. According to Google Trends, searches for “Old Fashioned cocktail” and “Manhattan cocktail” soar from November to February annually. In advance of this year’s Old Fashioned and Manhattan season, we tasted an array of […]

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Everything You Never Knew About Chianti (And Why to Drink It Now)

Everything You Never Knew About Chianti (And Why to Drink It Now)

Say the words “red sauce,” and many of us immediately conjure the smell of hearty tomato “gravy” bubbling away on grandma’s stove or in the kitchen of a favorite Italian restaurant. Whether you’re of Italian descent or not, it’s hard to argue that the fresh zing of basil and oregano, the spicy scents of veal, […]

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Meet the Visionaries Who Claim to Be Unlocking Coffee’s Fourth Wave

Meet the Visionaries Who Claim to Be Unlocking Coffee’s Fourth Wave

How many painfully hip coffee shops playing Sufjan Stevens and pouring $5 cold brew have you been to this year? One? Three? Too many to count? Fortunately, for those tired of predictable cafes serving interchangeable brews, the next wave of American coffee is on the horizon. It’s called fourth-dimension coffee, and its point of origin […]

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Ready, Set, Manchego: Six Spanish Cheeses You Need to Know

Ready, Set, Manchego: Six Spanish Cheeses You Need to Know

If when you think of Spanish cheese, you think “Manchego… and probably others?” it’s not your fault. A 1960s law mandated that Spanish dairies produce at least 10,000 liters of milk per day, which forced smaller cheesemakers to either close or go underground. Many traditional regional cheeses disappeared. When the law was repealed, in the […]

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Sour Beer-Infused Soft Serve Is All About Pushing Boundaries and Having Fun

Sour Beer-Infused Soft Serve Is All About Pushing Boundaries and Having Fun

“I grew up on Mister Softee, and have fond memories of chasing down the truck come summer,” Bryan Brushmiller, the brewmaster and owner of Burley Oak Brewery in Berlin, Md., says. Many of us have similar childhood memories, but only Brushmiller was inspired to make sour beer-infused soft-serve ice cream. J.R.E.A.M., Burley Oak’s line of […]

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Four Ways to Drink More Wine With Indian Food (No, Really)

Four Ways to Drink More Wine With Indian Food (No, Really)

“I’ve tried every kind of wine with Indian food, whether it’s something my mom made or something I made,” Rajat Parr says. The James Beard Award-winning sommelier was born in Calcutta, India, and attended the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, N.Y., before launching his star-studded wine career. Following posts at Rubicon and Fifth […]

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We Asked 12 Renowned Pitmasters: What’s the Best Beer to Pair With Your Barbecue?

We Asked 12 Renowned Pitmasters: What’s the Best Beer to Pair With Your Barbecue?

American barbecue pairs well with beer, wine, cocktails, sunshine, and rain. There’s something especially appealing, though, about drinking a cold beer with a plate of ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and the collards or cornbread that rightly accompany them. Doug Psaltis, chef-partner of Bub City in Chicago and cofounder of the city’s annual Windy City Smokeout, […]

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