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Portugal’s Easy, Breezy Aperitif Proves That Austerity and Self-Care Can Co-Exist

Portugal’s Easy, Breezy Aperitif Proves That Austerity and Self-Care Can Co-Exist

Porto tonico, a breezy combination of dry fortified wine and tonic water, is one of the world’s great aperitifs. It’s easy to make, fruity without being sweet, and gently refreshing. In Portugal, the early-evening cocktail is so widespread it almost seems compulsory. After work, you relax with a porto tonico. Going to the beach? Have […]

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Bodegas Grant ‘La Garrocha’ Amontillado Sherry NV

Bodegas Grant ‘La Garrocha’ Amontillado Sherry NV

My first real experience with Sherry, the fortified Spanish wine beloved by British grandmas and hipster somms alike, was fittingly at Sherryfest in New York. These many iterations of Sherry were vast and varying, from light and salty to thick and syrupy. How could so much variety fall under one category? I asked a friend […]

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