Kevin Kosar Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Nov 5, 2019

Eric Felten, an award-winning drinks writer, recently pointed out a glaring downside to government-run drinks shops: I heard last week from an intrepid subscriber to the Washington Examiner who had read my May 10 column about how I like my…

by | Dec 8, 2017

No to rock-hard fruitcakes. No to hideous neckties that match nothing in one’s wardrobe. No to useless contraptions like the Ronco inside-the-egg scrambler. And no to more electronic gadgets that pester and scatter the mind with pings, bleeps, and jangles….

by | Apr 13, 2017

Steven Grasse’s Colonial Spirits (Abrams Image, 2016) is the wackiest drinks book I have ever read. (I state this with admiration, and a bit of jealousy.) And I’ve read more than my share, and written a couple. It starts with the 19th-century-like…

by | Mar 30, 2017

When you think of Texas alcohol, you usually think of good ole Shiner beer. The state is more famous for its beer than anything else. However, some new spirits have come out of the Lone Star State that might change…

by | Mar 9, 2017

What comes to mind when one reads the word “Sardinia”? Sardines? That island where Napoleon was exiled? (Actually, he cooled his heels in Elba.) Anything? The difficulty of mentally associating much of anything with Sardinia is understandable — it’s a…

by | Feb 14, 2017

The U.S. drinks business is booming, despite the finger-wagging by neo-prohibitionists. Last year’s liquor volume sales climbed 2.4 percent to 220 million cases, and the revenues were up 4.5 percent to $25.2 billion according to data released by the Distilled…

by | Jan 18, 2017

When you think of Mexican beer, light lagers like Corona, Pacifico, and Negro Modelo probably come to mind. But American-style craft beer also has been gaining market-share for years. With 60 million potential customers and $20 billion in annual revenue,…

by | Jan 9, 2017

I am a seasonal drinker. What tastes best to me in the summer swelter is not what I hoist in the chillier months. Since the cold began its bite some weeks back, for example, I have not had a single…

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