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 […]
Italy’s beer scene is buzzing. “Italy Is Making Some of the Best Damn Beer in the World,” reads one headline. It is ”Italian Craft Beer’s Time to Shine,” announces another. (Disclosure: I myself was an early contributor to this trend, writing a New York Times travel section cover story about beer in northern Italy in […]
“Bordeaux comes with a lot of baggage,” says James Sligh, sommelier at much-loved New York wine bar La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels.
Colin Joliat, the 35-year-old editor of the website Boozist.com, swears by Pedialyte. “I’ve been drinking Pedialyte since the early aughts, primarily as hangover prevention,” he says. “It has always worked wonders for me if consumed before bed after a night of heavy drinking.” Laila Gailani, the bar manager of Zeppelin Station in Denver, Colo., agrees. […]
This spring, Buffalo Trace commemorated the filling of its 7 millionth barrel of bourbon with a celebration at its Frankfort, Ky., distillery. The barrel in question was signed by a bunch of workers and some visiting journalists and then rolled through the crowd into the tiny Warehouse V, a “single barrel” warehouse/tourist attraction, as Sazerac […]
Have you ever pulled up a stool at your favorite bar to order your favorite cocktail, from your favorite bartender, who makes it just the way you like it, only to find they’ve left for a new job? We’ve all been there. As disappointing as it can be, there used to be a pretty good […]
Like time, consumer outrage flies on the internet. Earlier this month a line of incredibly ill-conceived novelty wines tied to ”The Handmaid’s Tale” inspired such immediate digital fury that the distributor, Lot18, canceled the wines one day after they were announced. Now we’ve turned our collective grimace toward plastic straws.
“I was scared to death,” Derek Wallace tells me. The New Hampshire man had a major, if enviable problem. He had way too much whiskey. “I was constantly worried that something bad was going to happen to it,” he says. There are bottles of booze spread all throughout Wallace’s home. Many of his top-shelf offerings […]
Dogfish Head may be one of the more recognizable craft breweries in America, but there was a time when its Rehoboth Beach outfit made it the smallest brewery in the country. After the 90 Minute IPA became a cult favorite, owner Sam Caligione suggested the company “do more,” according to James Montero of Dogfish Head […]