Wine, Beer And Spirits Articles

I Homebrewed Strawberry Four Loko and Lived to Tell the Tale

I Homebrewed Strawberry Four Loko and Lived to Tell the Tale

Among the annals of bad decision enablers, like reality TV and front-facing cameras, Four Loko is the stuff of millennial legend. Since its 2005 inception, caffeine- and energy-laced Four Loko ruined countless people’s nights. Then, shortly before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned caffeine in alcoholic beverages in 2010, OG Four Loko disappeared. Gone […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Barbera From Italy

An Illustrated Guide to Barbera From Italy

Barbera is quite the comeback story. Once the redheaded stepchild of Piedmont winemakers, relegated to the lesser vineyards behind its golden-boy brother Nebbiolo, Barbera is now known for making easy-drinking, acid-driven, everyday reds that pair with everything from pizza to barbecued meats. Some winemakers are even planting Barbera in top vineyards throughout the Langhe subregion […]

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11 Things You Should Know About Pappy Van Winkle

11 Things You Should Know About Pappy Van Winkle

If there’s such a thing as bourbon royalty, it’s Pappy Van Winkle. The whiskey is one of the hardest-to-find bottles out there, and it’s cherished worldwide as the ultimate example of quality. But how well do you really know Pappy? We separated fact from fiction and explored the Frankfort, Kentucky distillery and its beloved bourbon. Here are […]

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12 Perfect Gifts for Your Parents and In-Laws

12 Perfect Gifts for Your Parents and In-Laws

Holiday shopping can be stressful. Holiday shopping for your parents and your in-laws can be beyond stressful. They have more experience and more refined tastes, and they absolutely must be impressed. Enter these 12 gifts. Whether the parental figures in your life favor brown spirits, Champagne, or dinner parties, these presents are sure to leave everyone […]

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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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AB InBev Teamed Up with Portland, Oregon to Fight a Craft Brewery

AB InBev Teamed Up with Portland, Oregon to Fight a Craft Brewery

Big brewing company versus small craft label is a well-known story by now. Even craft brewery versus craft brewery is getting played out. But small craft brewery versus a tag team of the largest brewing company in the world, Maker’s Mark, and the small-business-loving city of Portland, Oregon? That’s something we haven’t heard before.

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10 Great Gifts for the New Beer Lover in Your Life

10 Great Gifts for the New Beer Lover in Your Life

Getting into beer is easier than ever these days. It seems like everywhere you look there are new breweries popping up and new craft beer lovers proclaiming their love of beer culture. Perhaps you are closely acquainted with one of these burgeoning craft beer lovers. Or maybe you are one yourself. Regardless, with the holidays just around […]

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Ridesharing Has Upended the Dining and Nightlife Scenes in L.A.

Ridesharing Has Upended the Dining and Nightlife Scenes in L.A.

Mike D, the Beastie Boys rapper turned wine collector, is entering the Los Angeles restaurant scene this year. Diamond (that’s what the ”D” stands for) will develop the wine list at The Hearth & Hound, a forthcoming eatery from iconic restaurateur Ken Friedman and his partner, chef April Bloomfield, both of NYC’s The Spotted Pig. […]

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