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by | Mar 22, 2018

This past weekend, our glorious nation was awash in green beer. I meanwhile found myself tasting a pink ale. Before…

by | Nov 8, 2017

After a recent party at a friend’s house, our host opened the small Stolichnaya bottle and the smell was overwhelming….

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…

by | Mar 30, 2017

When you think of Texas alcohol, you usually think of good ole Shiner beer. The state is more famous for…

by | Mar 20, 2017

It’s not often one can take several weeks off, pile into a car, and hit the open road without any…

by | Mar 9, 2017

What comes to mind when one reads the word “Sardinia”? Sardines? That island where Napoleon was exiled? (Actually, he cooled…

by | Feb 28, 2017

In his recent book, Biting the Hands That Feed Us (Island Press, 2016), food-policy scholar Baylen Linnekin exposes many of…

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…

by | Jan 31, 2017

What’s the difference between a beer can and a mayonnaise jar? It sounds like the opening to a bad joke,…

by | Jan 19, 2017

All too many hotel bars are little more than shoddy afterthoughts, soulless spaces where hotel guests, and almost no one…

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