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A Sommelier Can’t Change the World. But One Did Change Pittsburgh.

A Sommelier Can’t Change the World. But One Did Change Pittsburgh.

It’s sloppy at some places,” Pittsburgh sommelier John Wabeck says of the wine scene in his adopted hometown. “In the summer, you can still get warm red wine. I’d love to stamp that out.” Known as the Steel City, Pittsburgh is more often associated with Boilermakers — a shot of whiskey and a pint of beer […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Jägermeister

10 Things You Should Know About Jägermeister

Most of us associate Jägermeister with frat parties, annoying drunk people, and frat parties. But the drink itself — a generally misunderstood, hazardously abused liqueur — has an interesting history, nuanced flavors, and digestive kindness. Add an 80-year-old secret recipe, and you have a drink that deserves closer inspection. Here are 10 things you should know […]

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Why You Should Always Tap the Table Before Taking a Shot

Why You Should Always Tap the Table Before Taking a Shot

Tapping the table with your glass before taking a shot is like drunkenly arguing about politics — you can participate even if you don’t really understand what’s going on. Unlike booze-fueled debates, however, touching the bar with a shot glass unites all involved. Here’s how it works. You heroically purchase a round of shots for […]

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The 10 Best Espressos From Chain Coffee Shops, Ranked

The 10 Best Espressos From Chain Coffee Shops, Ranked

Studies on the health benefits and hazards of caffeine seem to veer from miracle wonder drug to possible silent killer every year or two. No matter what the latest finding is, though, we Americans love our coffee — and drink massive amounts of it. Nearly half the coffee Americans consumed in 2017 was purchased outside the […]

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The History of the Shotski

The History of the Shotski

You’d be forgiven for thinking the humble ski is only meant for skiing. The association is natural — skiing is a classic winter pastime enjoyed by countless people around the world. Yet when the weather gets cold and fresh powder falls on the mountain tops, people flock to winter resorts, where aging skis are repurposed […]

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