This Man Is Drinking His Way Through Wineries In All Of America's 50 States

Our cocktail columnist takes the ultimate wine trip
Sep 25, 2014 1:00 pm

I’m on the road researching a book that HarperCollins has graciously offered to publish. The working title is American Wino. If all goes as planned — and, let’s face it, there’s little chance of that happening — what I’ll eventually wind up producing is a tome that is part vision-quest, part guidebook, part journey into the bizarre tapestry of American life. Indeed, it is my sincerest hope that Wino will turn out to be a work of epic importance that will make you laugh, make you cry, and teach you a whole lot about wine.

Buying Whiskey Online Shouldn't Be Scary

Check out these tips to get you sipping
Sep 24, 2014 2:00 pm

Buying whiskey online, like many other pleasures in life, requires patience, skill and perhaps a little luck as well. While some might think clicking-and-buying liquor is a simple affair, like snagging the latest Dean Koontz on Amazon, it most certainly is not. There are several things you need to consider as you aim to hunt down that cult craft distillery bourbon or rare Scotch you must have a bottle of in order to complete your collection.

How To Grind Coffee Exactly For A French Press, Chemex, Drip, Espresso Machine

Are you grinding your beans correctly?
Sep 24, 2014 9:00 am

We’re pretty much all coffee obsessives around these parts. Oh hey, here are 10 stories that remind us that craft coffee is taking over the world. We also occasionally offer up our take on the most influential people in the coffee game with the Food Republic Coffee Power Rankings. With that in mind, we wanted to share this really helpful infographic from I Heart Coffee Japan. Because, good coffee starts with a good grind. No, really, you can mess it up.

Weekend Drinking Assignment: Founders Mosaic Promise

Founders brews a singular beer for ArtPrize
Sep 19, 2014 2:00 pm

Welcome to the second year of a five-year partnership between Founders and ArtPrize, with proceeds supporting the non-profit organization. Last year’s initial collaboration was excellent — Artist Inspired Black IPA — but unfortunately it didn’t make it out of Michigan. This year's brew, Mosaic Promise, will be the official beer of the competition, and this year it’s also available in Wisconsin, Chicago and New York. Check out this beautiful label art and drink the beer behind it.

White Wine And Absinthe Share A Bed With Maison Premiere's Evergreen Cocktail

What a killer brunch drink recipe this is
Sep 18, 2014 3:30 pm

Though it was likely never intended as a brunch drink, the balance of a crisp, dry Muscadet with absinthe in Maison Premiere's Evergreen cocktail struck me as a great example of why it’s time for a new crop of sophisticated, eye-opening drinks to fill this tired genre. Sure, some people swear by their Bloody Marys, but perhaps it’s time we ventured outside of the box a little.

Memorize These 5 Essential Rules For Making Great Cocktails At Home

On sugar, citrus and knowing when to stir
Sep 17, 2014 1:00 pm

Allow us to introduce you to Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Food Republic’s new Contributing Cocktail Editor and author of the occasional column, Easy Drinking. Jeffrey is an industry veteran, having worked in many styles of bars for the past two decades.  In this space he will talk about making excellent drinks at the home bar — which, as the name suggests, does not need to be difficult

Pucker Up: Celebrate Sour Beer Day With These Awesome Sour Brews

Fan of Sour Patch Kids? Like beer? Hear me out.
Sep 12, 2014 3:00 pm

Beer holidays tend to be good benchmarks for seasonal changes, and while next week’s Oktoberfest signifies the beginning of fall, we’re taking one more pass at refreshing brews on Saturday, September 13th: International Sour Beer Day. It’s the darling style of craft brewers everywhere but if you haven’t puckered up yet, there’s never been a better time to get in on the action. Here are the brews that make us smile. Or is that just our "sour faces?"

The Dead Rabbit's 'Benecia Boy' Cocktail

A cut above your average Irish Coffee
Sep 12, 2014 1:00 pm

The standard Irish coffee may have seen a few less-than-desirable iterations over the years, but certainly not at The Dead Rabbit in New York, where it has been rejuvenated as the Benecia Boy cocktail. Brian Quinn gets to the bottom of this latest twist on the jet-fueled whiskey-laden genre.

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