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All the Types of Tequila, Explained (Infographic)

All the Types of Tequila, Explained (Infographic)

Much like the guidelines governing Parmesan and Champagne, tequila can only be made in five Mexican states (Jalisco, Guanajuato, Nayarit, Michoacán, and Tamaulipas), and from blue Weber agave. The diversity of the category, however, includes different age statements and extraction processes. Want to learn how to use blanco versus reposado tequila? Or curious about the differences between […]

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Why You Need to Know About This Legendary Argentinian Wine

Why You Need to Know About This Legendary Argentinian Wine

The secret is officially out: The world is obsessed with the wines of Argentina. In recent years, the South American nation has become the fifth-largest producer of wine in the entire world, with much of that wine produced in Mendoza, a region nestled in the eastern foothills of the Andes Mountains. With sandy alluvial soil […]

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Penfolds Winemaker Steph Dutton Would Drink Chardonnay ‘Every. Single. Day.’

Penfolds Winemaker Steph Dutton Would Drink Chardonnay ‘Every. Single. Day.’

Behind every successful person is a tale of grit, sacrifice, and compromise. For Melbourne native Steph Dutton, the road to becoming a winemaker at Australia’s most iconic producer, Penfolds, meant leaving the country’s second-largest city for a quieter life in the country. It’s a challenge, and she’s still getting used to it. Dutton’s decision to […]

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The Essential Chilean Wine Country Guide

The Essential Chilean Wine Country Guide

If you venture just outside of city limits in Santiago, Chile’s bustling capital, the scenery quickly shifts from urban to agrarian. Rolling valleys extend in all directions, lined with neat rows of curled grape vines. This is Chilean wine country, a long and skinny stretch of countryside that spans more than 2,600 miles from top […]

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Six Wines With Charitable Benefits to Give (or Receive)

Six Wines With Charitable Benefits to Give (or Receive)

The holiday season is here, complete with twinkly lights, gift swaps, and parties galore. No matter your creed, it’s a season of giving. What you choose to bring to your friends, family, and office-wide White Elephant exchange doesn’t have to be frivolous, either. Many highly giftable items do double duty as agents for change in […]

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The 10 Best New Cocktail Bars of 2018

The 10 Best New Cocktail Bars of 2018

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 […]

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This Festive German Fire Punch Is Quite Literally Lit

This Festive German Fire Punch Is Quite Literally Lit

Glögg, gluhwein, or mulled wine. Whatever you call it, nothing says “Happy Holidays!” quite like a warm glass of sweetened, spiced red wine. Variations abound, as do historical origins. Everyone from the ancient Greeks to Victorian Britons enjoyed the festive punch. Yet there’s one, extra-special preparation that promises to make your holiday season especially “lit” […]

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