The American bar community is lucky to call Ashtin Berry one of its own. An industry veteran whose résumé includes the Ace Hotel New Orleans and Tokyo Record Bar and Air’s Champagne Parlor in NYC, Berry is also an in-demand speaker and unstoppable activist. Her most recent project is Radical XChange, a platform promoting equality in […]
Simón Alberti epitomizes hospitality. One of Mexico’s top bartenders, his warmth and enthusiasm (not to mention skill) behind the stick at Mexico City’s Licorería Limantour earned the Roma Norte destination countless accolades. Limantour and its team are “constantly evolving, constantly researching, constantly innovating the Mexican cocktail scene,” he says.
The jazzy hip-hop stylings of R+R=NOW, a group somewhat similar to the Roots, fill the air above the hills of Locorotondo, Italy during its annual Locus Festival. About an hour south of Bari, in southeastern Italy, Locorotondo has hosted this summertime celebration to all things Puglia for 14 years. The crowd is happily nodding and […]
Beer lovers with a penchant for travel already know about Belgium, both Portlands (Oregon and Maine), and Colorado. Many have Munich, and its famed Oktoberfest, on their bucket lists. But with 7,000 breweries and counting in the U.S., and more breweries in Europe and Asia increasingly inspired to supplement their own traditions with American craft […]
Passion and drinking are a timelessly alluring combination. And nowhere do those twin temptations meet to better effect than in Sicily. Maybe it’s the hot tension of the very much active Mount Etna, on whose fertile slopes grow centuries-old vines. Or maybe the secret lies in its delicious isolation — not quite Europe, not Africa.
Send questions to: email@example.com. Will Champagne burst in my checked luggage? If you’re planning to bring a bottle of Champagne with you on your travels, you will have to check it, thanks to the TSA’s pesky ban on liquids. But, fear not, it won’t burst. Cargo holds of most airlines are indeed pressurized, but most […]
Taproom visits are on the rise. According to a recent Nielsen survey, 42 percent of respondents said they increased their visits to taprooms, tasting rooms, and brewpubs over the previous year. Brewery visits are not only a good time, though. They help grow the beer industry.
American cocktail culture is evolving in tandem with our priorities. As exciting as it is to now find excellent Negronis or Manhattans in big cities and small towns nationwide (and it really, truly is), we have also come to expect more from our favorite bars. The country’s best bars innovate, embracing an array of ingredients or […]
Craig Sindelar was drinking beer with his father when the lightning bolt struck. Sindelar, a sommelier with some 20 years in the industry, most recently at three-Michelin-starred Alinea in Chicago, had impulsively ordered a nice malt whiskey to sip with his beer. He was taken aback by how well the two went together. “My job […]