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5 Cider Makers Producing Incredible Hard Cider Around The United States

The cans and bottles to seek out
Feb 24, 2015 1:00 pm

From balanced dry, semisweet and off-sweet ciders to honey and pecan-flavored ones, the American cider industry is exploding. Here are five producers poised to make an impact on the category in the coming years. 

5 Trends Spotted At The U.S. Coffee Championships

Cheerful baristas IN. Mugs with handles OUT.
Feb 24, 2015 10:00 am

Baristas from across the country showcased their skills while manufacturers rolled out some fancy new brewing gadgets during the U.S. Coffee Championships in Long Beach, California. Tien Nyugen reports on the most eye-opening trends from this very highly caffeinated event.

Has The SodaStream Bubble Burst?

The DIY soda machine's sales are declining
Feb 24, 2015 9:00 am

Has SodaStream's bubble burst faster than the minimal time it takes to create its trademark product? According to The New York Times, sales for the DIY carbonated-water and soda machine have declined since reaching a peak in 2013. So just how have the fortunes of this once-promising device taken such a hit after being on the top of everyone’s Christmas wish list a mere two years ago?

Bourbon Godfathers Gather In Kentucky To Discuss Insane Demand, Barrel Shortages

"We don’t have a gallon to give up”
Feb 23, 2015 1:00 pm

All the big-name bourbon makers gathered in Louisville last weekend to discuss the issues impacting their industry most notably the surging demand for barrel-aged booze and shortfalls on the supply side. Chris Chamberlain reports from the Bluegrass State.

Uncork These 10 Fine Wine Stories This Weekend

A guided tasting of our latest, greatest wine tales
Feb 20, 2015 2:00 pm

Uncork a great bottle this weekend and dive into one of our most recent wine stories. Learn why this is the winter of Riesling, how Seattle is barreling on and why you may want to rethink Chablis. From the fantasy wine travel of renowned sommeliers to the legendary estates of Burgundy to a full-on blind tasting in your own living room, if you've got a glass, we've got something special to pour. 

Shake Up The Whiskey Sour Two Ways

Add this delectable duo to your home-bar repertoire
Feb 20, 2015 12:00 pm
Photo: Dominic Alling

Once you’ve experienced the smooth, frothy meringue of an egg-white cocktail, it’s hard to forget. The whiskey sour, a combination of whiskey, lemon, sugar, bitters and egg white (though its journey has included many iterations without egg white), has undergone a renaissance and become a serious and delicious cocktail worthy of any great bar.

Learn The Collins Formula. Make Good Drinks.

Few cocktails are as versatile and simple to make
Feb 18, 2015 2:00 pm

One of the great challenges faced by bar manager and columnist Jeffrey Morgenthaler is coming up with new cocktails. As he explains, it’s impossible to try to reinvent the wheel a dozen times a year. A little secret trick is the remodeling of versatile classics, and few drinks are as versatile as the Collins. Here's a simple formula to help you up your home-drinks game.

12 Tokyo Bars For Exceptional Cocktails And Shockingly Rare Whisky

And you won't go broke! A real drinker's paradise.
Feb 18, 2015 12:00 pm

You’ve heard about the hand-carved ice. Suited bartenders. The world’s most exquisite barware. The famed Japanese “hard shake” technique, of which there are varying styles. Intimate bars hidden in tough-to-find basements and high-rises around the most populated city on earth. All of this is true of Japan’s best bars. But in my recent visit to Tokyo, there was more. So much more.

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