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Seriously Dude, Buy A Punch Bowl Already

Why punch should be the focus this holiday season
Dec 18, 2014 10:00 am

Long before the cocktail was, well, a cocktail, there was punch. While the word “cocktail” was first mentioned in print in 1798 in London, punch had its first recipe mentioned in 1670. So just how has the big bowl that has become synonymous with insipid fruit juices and bad hooch evolved over the years? And why are we officially declaring it time for a punch comeback? Read on.

You're Probably Using The Wrong Glass For Your Craft Beer. Fix That.

Let the Brew Dogs fix that right now
Dec 17, 2014 3:30 pm

You're probably using the wrong glass for your beer. Heck, you're probably drinking it out of the bottle, which we have no problem with. But should you seek the proper glass for your excellent brew, the good dudes at Aberdeenshire Scotland-based BrewDog provide a quick and dirty tutorial on sipping (or pounding, if that's your fancy) from the right vessel. 

Patrick Cappiello Wants You To Saber Your Champagne, Post It On Delectable

Wine app is hosting curated hashtags, so #saberit
Dec 17, 2014 2:00 pm

The wine app Delectable allows users to snap a photo of a label, click send, then will catalog the bottle and showcase it for your network of friends. A social network devoted to wine? Sounds like a strong idea on its own. Now, the app, which has a devoted following amongst sommeliers, winemakers and devoted wine consumers (like me), has tapped some of its most well-known users for a series of curated hashtags. 

What The Ending Of The Cuban Embargo Means For Rum Drinking

When will Havana Club be sold in American stores?
Dec 17, 2014 12:57 pm

With today’s historic news of the restoring of relations between Cuba and the United States, ending an over 50-year import embargo, some are asking: what does it mean for the rum industry? As of now, there's a short and shorter answer.

These Are The 10 Places To Find Great Cocktails And Vibes In Hong Kong

Taverns, hotels and roof-top lounges
Dec 17, 2014 12:00 pm

One can find a little of everything in Hong Kong. A truly international city, it’s packed with restaurants representing a broad range of cuisines and some of the best third-wave coffee shops in the world. The cocktail scene continues to grow with exciting new spots, classic destinations and hidden lounges in highrises, many of them with rooftop patios. Here are 10 of Hong Kong’s best for cocktail lovers and seekers of the refined, the unusual and the highly potent.

Fever-Tree Founders Stared Down Congolese Militants. Why? To Make A Good Tonic.

Starting any company is risky, just not like this
Dec 17, 2014 10:00 am

How far would you go for a decent gin and tonic? Many of us are prepared to splurge on good gin. And, a good number have figured out that good gin is a waste if it isn’t topped off with good tonic. It makes up three quarters of the drink, after all. But, few of us have trekked deep into central Africa on a quest for the perfect mixer to match our high-end hooch. For the founders of Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water, however, this bold mission made some sense.

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