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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.

Is Wine Consumption A Viable Economic Indicator?

Consumer confidence mirrors wine sales, CEO says
Dec 15, 2014 3:00 pm

There are many ways to gauge how the U.S. economy is doing. You can check out the Dow Jones Industrial Average, for instance, to see how bluechip companies are performing on the stock market. Or, you can look at the U.S. Consumer Price Index for an idea of how much people are spending on goods and services. Or, you can leave those boring analytics to the bean counters and keep an eye on a much more juicy economic indicator: wine consumption.

How To Drink Like A Proper Korean, The Best Way To Drink

Guide to soju, makgeolli and drinking beer
Dec 5, 2014 11:00 am

Seoul-based blog Dom and Hyo was established to tell the story about how an American man (Dom) came to Korea to teach English. Midway through, he met a wonderful Korean woman (Hyo), which “changed his life in many great ways.” It’s a fun read, with stories told through illustrations. Like this one. 

Can An IV Drip Cure Your Hangover? We Put It To The Test.

The IV Doctor administers in-home treatments
Dec 4, 2014 9:00 am

Feeling hungover? Hey, we've been there. Many times. We've tried every reputed cure on the market, too, but no luck. Now, there's a new company that promises to fix that jittery, queasy, head-pounding, morning-after feeling, and quick. And, you don't even have to get out of bed. Intrepid "frat star" correspondent George Embiricos tests out the IV Doctor.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Amaro, The Bitter Liqueur Of Your Dreams

Herbal liqueurs are growing in popularity
Oct 28, 2014 12:00 pm

You’ve swilled Negronis and sipped Fernet with the best of them, but there is more to amari than meets the aperitif. The European herbal liqueurs that span centuries of (dubious) health claims are as varied as the continent itself. Learn the bitter truths about these versatile spirits. Emily Saladino gives it to you straight.

Let's Play The Gérard Depardieu Drinking Game!

How to drink wine and champagne all day: ready, go!
Sep 18, 2014 2:00 pm

Somewhere in a universe where people believe the things super-famous actors say about their personal lives, lies this headline: Gérard Depardieu: I Drink 14 Bottles Of Wine A Day And I've Killed Two Lions. That sounds like an awesome universe to play a drinking game. To play the official verison, you'll need 14 bottles per person, so let's round down slightly and go with one case per party. And two stuffed lions. Whoever speaks the most passable French goes first. 

Is This The End Of New York City's Irish Pubs As We Know Them?

Irish watering holes are shutting down. Why?
May 19, 2014 12:00 pm

New York City has long been a friend to the Irish pub. Dedicated fans, a mix of office works, college kids and happy hour hounds, have enjoyed pints of Guinness and drams of Jameson for decades — just about as far back as anyone can remember. But is a new generation of barfly, coupled with rising rent costs and a shift in drinking preferences, putting these bars in jeopardy?

American Amaro: How An Old European Liqueur Became The Biggest Thing In Bartending

U.S. producers are making their own bitter versions
May 13, 2014 12:00 pm

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, American distillers’ admiration for foreign booze knows no bounds. Take for example, the case of European bitter liqueurs, which are steeped with an assortment of herbs and spices and tempered with a sweetener. Riding on the coattails of this burgeoning curiosity are a handful of American distillers devising bitter elixirs of their own. Read on.

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