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American Saloon Series
by and | Jun 6, 2022

When it comes to the lawmaking process, many say you don’t want to know “how the sausage is made.” Sadly, Minnesota has recently taken this to new heights with one rancid batch of legislative charcuterie. State lawmakers there have cemented…

by | May 25, 2021

No need to feel guilty about pulling a cork tonight. In fact, it’s your patriotic duty as May 25 is National Wine Day. It’s not clear when it was decided there should be a national day to celebrate wine or…

by | Apr 30, 2021

Legislation is currently working its way through the Texas House and Senate to allow increased spirits sales. Prohibition ended in 1933, but Texas has prohibited the sale of spirits at liquor stores and distilleries on a statewide level for decades….

by | Mar 12, 2021

I sometimes wonder if people pretend to like Negronis.  It makes sense: the components are just complex enough for the drink to have certain prestige without really pushing the envelope. You can imagine countless scenes, set in a middling Manhattan…

by | Feb 19, 2021

“If you get trashed on Modelo at the airport, I don’t want to hear about it,” my fiancée said, knitting. “If it’s in a hotel room, that’s a different story.”  These words marked the unceremonious end of my Valentine’s Day…

by | Feb 14, 2021

To my great shame, I’ve never eaten at any of this nation’s great Italian fast-casual chains. My wife, on the other hand, has intimate knowledge of such things. She waitressed at a Nebraska Olive Garden in college and lived for…

by | Feb 7, 2021

Americans have a handful of sacred holidays. Independence Day commemorates the founding of the country, Thanksgiving reminds us to show gratitude for the blessings of this land, and the Super Bowl brings Americans together to revel in being American. The…

by | Dec 23, 2020

The first alcoholic beverage I ever drank was a cup of eggnog and Southern Comfort. I was in college, chilling in a windowless basement with a few low-effort Christmas decorations on the walls. I could only really taste the liquor,…

by | Nov 3, 2020

Sometimes you drink for good reasons.  You want to celebrate in style, knocking back a couple of cocktails and hitting the dance floor with some much-needed social lubrication.  You want to show your appreciation to a happy couple with a…

by | Dec 7, 2019

It was alarming and embarrassing in equal measure. Halfway through a posh, international dinner party near London, the woman to my left put it to me bluntly: “You’re a functioning alcoholic.” It was quite an accusation, not least since we’d…

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