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An Unscientific Experiment to Get to the Truth of Minerality in Wine

An Unscientific Experiment to Get to the Truth of Minerality in Wine

Like many in the hospitality industry, German sommelier Martin Riese aims to ensure each and every one of his guests experiences ideal pairings during their meal. Only Riese is just as concerned with pairing water as he is with wine. “In a restaurant, food is like your leading actor,” the 41-year-old sommelier says. Just as […]

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10 Easy Pleasing Golden Ales to Soak Up This Summer, Ranked

10 Easy Pleasing Golden Ales to Soak Up This Summer, Ranked

Golden ales, also known as blonde ales, are making a splash this summer. As more craft beer drinkers turn toward simpler pleasures, golden ales new and old are finding life everywhere from dive bars to boutique brewpubs. These sunny-hued brews are light, easy-drinking alternatives to hoppy IPAs and everyday lagers, landing somewhere in the middle […]

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We Asked 10 Bartenders: What’s the Best Rum Cocktail?

We Asked 10 Bartenders: What’s the Best Rum Cocktail?

There is never a bad time to drink rum, but the quintessential Caribbean spirit (or is it a href=”https://www.thedailybeast.com/forget-the-caribbean-was-rum-invented-in-india” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Indian?) seems especially appropriate for summer months. Bartenders agree. That’s why we asked 10 drinks professionals to tell us their favorite rum cocktails. From classic Daiquiris to a creation described as “Mojito’s bolder sister,” here […]

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Malort, Chicago’s Proudly Unpalatable Spirit, Is Masochism at Its Most Midwestern

Malort, Chicago’s Proudly Unpalatable Spirit, Is Masochism at Its Most Midwestern

“Rotten grapefruit, sugar, and regret.” “Oh, this isn’t too bad, it’s kind of floral and light tasting! Oh, wait, it’s legitimately furniture varnish.” “The ghost of a grapefruit that died under suspicious circumstances.” Those are some of the gentler responses you’ll get if you ask people about Jeppsen’s Malort, the Chicago spirit that has become […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Beer Can and Bottle Sizes (Infographic)

An Illustrated Guide to Beer Can and Bottle Sizes (Infographic)

While large-format wine bottles get cool Biblical names like Jeroboam, Methuselah, and Balthazar, beer bottles and cans tend to have more approachable monikers. From tallboys to bombers to nips, beers of all sizes are, for the most part, easy enough to say aloud without risk of embarrassment. What’s not always clear, however, is exactly what […]

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From the Angel’s Share to Act of God: Why Collectors Are Now Insuring Whiskey

From the Angel’s Share to Act of God: Why Collectors Are Now Insuring Whiskey

“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 […]

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A Beautifully Buzzed Guide to Copenhagen’s Cutting-Edge Coffee Scene

A Beautifully Buzzed Guide to Copenhagen’s Cutting-Edge Coffee Scene

Street style, bicycles, design, and happiness metrics are not the only things Denmark is crushing. The Nordic nation is home to a killer coffee culture, too. In Copenhagen, a young but passionate coffee community rivals that of New York or London. As little as 15 years ago, the coffee scene in Copenhagen was relatively small. […]

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