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The Natural-Wine Trend Has Legs! And Mainstream Brands Find That Hard To Swallow.

Industry is split over healthy-sounding label
May 19, 2015 10:00 am

Though the genre is growing rapidly, so-called natural wines remain something of a niche product, accounting for less than one percent of the global wine market, according to one estimate. And yet their surging popularity is already creating tension within the wider wine establishment. What does this mean for the future of viniculture?

A Closer Look At What Makes A “Modern Classic” Cocktail A Classic

You’ve heard the term. Yeah, about the term.
May 14, 2015 1:00 pm

One of the hot buzz terms written about cocktails these days is “modern classic.” It’s thrown around like pretty much every other worthless term you see when you read about drinks on the Internet. You know, like “master mixologist” or “bespoke cocktails.” But what makes a modern classic, anyway? Jeffrey Morgenthaler ventures to throw out a few criteria and lists a personal favorite as an example.

Check Out This Documentary On Malört, The Spirit That’s Proud To Be Undrinkable

Stories of the wormwood-based, Chicago-made liquor
Apr 21, 2015 2:00 pm

Filmmaker Marc Pearlman’s first Malört experience marked the beginning of a new friendship. He had recently sold his Fender Jagstang to a bartender at the Sovereign in Chicago’s Rogers Park who wanted to honor the trade with a “mystery shot.” The shot turned out to be Malört, the wormwood-based Swedish schnapps that proudly boasts only 1 out of 49 men will drink it after the first “shock glass.” Pearlman was so intrigued that he created a 17-minute documentary about the spirit’s history.

Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s Letter From Kentucky

Our cocktail editor visits bourbon’s motherland
Apr 15, 2015 1:00 pm

Last week contributing cocktail columnist Jeffrey Morgenthaler had the good fortune and extreme pleasure of visiting Kentucky for the first time in his life. The trip was long overdue and an enlightenment.

12 Cocktails To Shake And Stir Up On These Final Mad Men Sundays

Peel off a citrus twist and ready the rocks glasses
Apr 2, 2015 1:00 pm

However you slice your limes, raise a glass to the final season of the iconic series that brought back the classic cocktail with a vengeance. Mad Men taught us that 5-year-olds can make a great Collins and that, most importantly, it’s not over till the bottle’s empty. Cheers!

10 Vodka Cocktails That Challenge The Chill

Cold out there? We had no idea. Thanks, vodka!
Feb 11, 2015 3:30 pm

If you're as familiar with snow and ice as we are here on the East Coast and you're about ready to give up and move to Florida (Grandma totally had it right), you may want to tuck into a nice vodka cocktail...or 10. Winter's not going anywhere, folks, it's clear as vodka. Really want to drive the point home? Infuse that vodka with beets first.

Play The Sir David Attenborough Drinking Game!

"Planet Earth" is our favorite show
Feb 6, 2015 3:00 pm

For some reason, we're just not motivated to drink unless we're beating someone else at something, or in this novel case, watching BBC's Planet Earth — one of our favorite television series ever. 

10 Warming Winter Cocktails For A Blustery Evening

Prime slow-sippers to keep from freezing over
Jan 27, 2015 3:30 pm

Chances are if you live in the area affected by Winter Storm...shucks, already forgot its name. Let's go with Milton, Winter Storm Milton. If you're a member of the Northeastern region of the U.S. rocked by this unfortunately named spank on the ass, you're going to need a strong cocktail, because yay for working from home! It'll make shoveling so much more fun. 

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