It was another sleepy Friday night in Edmonton in the middle-class suburb of Dovercourt, Canada. During a routine traffic stop, police noticed a 24-year-old man behaving erratically, waving around — my goodness — a submachine gun. Eventually, he started pointing it at the EPS officers on the scene. Fearing for their lives and the safety of others, the […]
Wine, Beer And Spirits Articles
Regardless of temperature, ’tis the season to don cardigans, contemplate pumpkins, and reach for hearty, rib-sticking fare. Bon vivants hoping to accompany their favorite comfort foods with perfect wines need look no further than this helpful pairing guide. And if you happen to sample any of these when the weather is warm and fruit is […]
On September 7, AB InBev’s “The High End” division — infamous among craft beer fans for buying up beloved independent breweries — announced it had laid off 90 percent of its sales force. The news quickly spawned stories with opinionated quotes and sarcastic Twitter posts about the 380 or so people now out of work.
At the end of a season it’s particularly easy to fall into a rut, even with wine. You continue reaching for the same wines week after week, until all of a sudden you realize that you haven’t tasted some of your favorite grapes and regions for months. A wake-up call came for me last week […]
Pumpkin beer is divisive. Mocked by many but purchased by millions, the category perplexes retailers, brewers, and consumers alternatively delighted and overwhelmed by all-pumpkin everything. In the spirit of giving the people what they do (and do not) want, we gathered 28 pumpkin beers and ciders to create the one and only ranking you need.
If you’ve had any experience with cachaça, it’s likely been in Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha. But there’s so much more to the spirit. Cachaça is a sweet, vegetal, and usually clear liquid made from fresh sugarcane juice. It’s most similar in taste and style to rum, which is primarily made from molasses, and rhum […]
In an industry beset by trends, Château Musar, an 87-year-old Lebanese wine producer, has garnered a cult following. It’s the only Middle Eastern wine offered by Thomas Keller’s legendary French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, California, and it displays prominently at New York City’s Rouge Tomate.
Rosé isn’t just a drink anymore. It’s a lifestyle of leisurely, day-to-night decadence. It’s easy-drinking, reliable. An open bottle of rosé means everything’s right with the world, even if that’s not really the case. Or especially if that’s not really the case. Few have capitalized on the rosé-as-a-lifestyle trend better than Swish Beverages, the company […]
Sangiovese, that thin-skinned and temperamental Italian grape, has many boosters. Tuscans will tell you that the varietal can only grow in their region’s rocky, clay-based galestro soil. There, the fine balance of constant sunlight with moderate temperatures permits Sangiovese to ripen evenly. “Sangiovese is like an Italian man,” says Beppe D’Andrea, the affable senior brand […]