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Drinking With the Stars: 11 Cocktails and the Movies and TV Shows That Made Them Famous

Drinking With the Stars: 11 Cocktails and the Movies and TV Shows That Made Them Famous

It started in Hollywood’s Golden Age, when viewers were first introduced to the effortlessly smooth, white-jacket-and-black-bow-tie wearing bartender in “Casablanca.” And still today, with the hard-drinking protagonists of the Netflix generation —here’s looking at you, Don Draper — cocktails have had a storied relationship with moving pictures. Pop culture cocktails range from blockbuster to cult […]

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How The Prisoner Went From Outsider Wine to $285 Million National Phenomenon

How The Prisoner Went From Outsider Wine to $285 Million National Phenomenon

Emmy-nominated actress Pamela Adlon sips a lot of wine with her co-stars on the hit FX series ”Better Things.” Very rarely do viewers get a look at which labels are being poured. But during the Season 2 finale, titled “Graduation,” the cameras zoomed in for a brief close-up of one particular bottle. The label is […]

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Can the NBA’s All-Star Oenophiles Teach Us Everything We Need to Know About Wine?

Can the NBA’s All-Star Oenophiles Teach Us Everything We Need to Know About Wine?

On January 29, at around 8:30 p.m., like many of the 604 people I follow on Instagram, @kingjames posted a picture of what he was drinking that evening. Of course, @kingjames is NBA superstar Lebron James, and his drink was a $125 bottle of 2013 Nicholas Allen Carte Blanche Cabernet Sauvignon — a pricier bottle than […]

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Your Official 2018 Winter Olympic Drinking Guide

Your Official 2018 Winter Olympic Drinking Guide

The time has come. Every four years, a small group of elite athletes from around the world demonstrates amazing physical prowess while the rest of us eat snack food. Ah, the glory of the Olympics. In honor of the games, and because you’ll probably want to be slightly intoxicated for the inevitably bizarre opening ceremonies, […]

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Power Up: What to Drink Based on Your Favorite Superhero Movie

Power Up: What to Drink Based on Your Favorite Superhero Movie

It seems like there’s a new Marvel or DC flick dropping every summer — not to mention winter weekend. (We see you, Black Panther.) While there are important themes and valuable lessons one can take away from these stories (courage, integrity, sacrifice, using good to triumph over evil, blah blah blah), we’re going to keep […]

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How Friendsgiving Became an Almost-Official Holiday

How Friendsgiving Became an Almost-Official Holiday

It’s the kids’ table, all grown-up and a little bit defiant. ‘Tis the season of Friendsgiving. A Pinterest– and Instagram-worthy event that brings non-relatives together for a Thanksgiving-adjacent feast, Friendsgiving has become the gravy of November. Everyone is doing it, which means Kylie Jenner already did it. Ranging from a potluck of paper plates to […]

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