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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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Craft Brewers: Actually, You Don’t Have to Apologize for Liking Fizzy Yellow Beer

Craft Brewers: Actually, You Don’t Have to Apologize for Liking Fizzy Yellow Beer

At a commercial break during the finale of ”The Bachelor” (don’t judge), Progressive, the insurance company, aired an advertisement about a group therapy meeting called the “Dad Support Group.” Most so-called dad jokes are pretty toothless, but one line caught my attention. It was delivered by a bespectacled blonde woman wearing a collared shirt under […]

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The Drinks Menu at This Singapore Bar Is a Bag of Gummy Bears

The Drinks Menu at This Singapore Bar Is a Bag of Gummy Bears

If you walk into a bar and are handed a leather-bound tome in which spirits are listed by country of origin, you know you’ve entered a serious operation. If, on the other hand, the drinks list is accompanied by squiggly line art of tiki mugs and volcanoes, you can rest assured these folks don’t take […]

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Getting to Know Raicilla, Tequila and Mezcal’s Rebellious Cousin

Getting to Know Raicilla, Tequila and Mezcal’s Rebellious Cousin

With skyrocketing sales and famous friends (¡hola, George Clooney!), agave spirits like tequila and mezcal are having a banner year in the United States. Now, savvy bartenders and industry folks are embracing raicilla, a distilled Mexican agave spirit with nuanced, vegetal flavors. Despite its centuries-old history, for many, raicilla remains shrouded in mystery. In part […]

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Brew Dogs: 5 ‘Beers’ for Thirsty Pooches

Brew Dogs: 5 ‘Beers’ for Thirsty Pooches

Dog Beer. Dawg Grog. Pooch Hooch. (O.K., that last one isn’t real, but it totally should be.) As craft beer exploration and merriment have become more commonplace among humans, and with many breweries and bars welcoming patrons’ furry friends, companies are responding with the next best thing to getting drunk with your dog: dog beer. […]

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The Daiquiri Is Poised to Become the Next Negroni

The Daiquiri Is Poised to Become the Next Negroni

The Negroni was a fairly obscure cocktail as little as 10 years ago, familiar only to bartenders and dedicated Italophiles. Then more and more industry folks started falling for it, citing its versatility and relatively foolproof rubric. By 2013, Negronis were a national obsession. Their mainstream popularity launched an annual Negroni Week and countless culinary […]

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Craft Beer’s Post-Snob Era Is Here

Craft Beer’s Post-Snob Era Is Here

Ashley Tobin used to come armed to her family’s house. Bottles of Philadelphia Brewing Co., Victory Brewing, Yards Brewing. If it was craft beer from greater Philadelphia, she’d drive it from her home in Eastern Pennsylvania up to Illinois so she wouldn’t have to drink her relatives’ preferred Bud Light Lime. “A little Pennsylvania for […]

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The Rise of Canned Wine, Beer, and Cocktails Is Bigger Than Any Tariff

The Rise of Canned Wine, Beer, and Cocktails Is Bigger Than Any Tariff

Showing up at a party with a six-pack of beer almost always guarantees a warm welcome. That’s not going to change any time soon. What is changing is the world around (and inside) aluminum cans. A post-World-War-II-era convenience, aluminum cans are now being used to hold everything from cocktails to craft beer and even wine. […]

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