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10 Places For Excellent Classic And Modern Aperitivo In Milan, Italy

Italian tradition of predinner drink. With food.
Mar 26, 2015 12:00 pm

The aperitivo is one of the most cherished Italian pastimes. And while this social predinner drinking ritual didn’t exactly originate in Milan, it’s safe to say the tradition is at its strongest here. Partaking isnt merely recommended. Its obligatory. Here are 10 great places to experience the ritual for yourself.

Black, Green, Pu’erh And Oolong: 4 Types Of Tea To Get You Started

Remember, not all teas are created equal
Mar 23, 2015 10:00 am

Sure, everyone wants to drink tea. The thing is, not all teas are created equal, even if they come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. Like wine, the colors and flavors experienced are due to oxidation, terrior, altitude, location and how the tea is cultivated. Here are the nuances of the four main types of teas out there, what to look for when shopping for them and recommendations on some to get you going.

What To Order At The World’s Tallest Hotel Bar? An Aviation, Of Course.

Rethinking a classic cocktail from a whole new view
Mar 18, 2015 1:00 pm

The aviation seems like an appropriate, if a little clichéd, drink to enjoy in the sky. Writer Naren Young takes a big sip of this classic cocktail from new heights 122 floors, to be exact — inside the worlds tallest building, in Dubai.

The Dead Rabbit Might Have Perfected The Irish Coffee. Here Is How To Make It.

Hint: Use good whiskey and skip the Reddi-wip
Mar 5, 2015 2:00 pm

New York's acclaimed Dead Rabbit has quickly developed a reputation for its excellent Irish coffee. With good reason. Proprietors Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry worked on the recipe hundreds of times before ever serving it to customers. Cocktail writer Naren Young gets into the specifics of how they make it great.

Maryland Is Fast Becoming A Place To Watch For Beer And Spirits

A look at the state's many breweries, distilleries
Mar 2, 2015 3:00 pm

Despite once being the site of National Brewery, Gunther Brewing, and later, Carling, Baltimore was never really a hotbed of suds production. That all changed with the birth of the craft-beer industry. Charm City — the whole state of Maryland, actually — is now loaded with notable small and not-so-small breweries, as well as a batch of new distilleries. Take a look.

5 Cider Makers Producing Incredible Hard Cider Around The United States

The cans and bottles to seek out
Feb 24, 2015 2:00 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. 

Jim Meehan Is One Busy Man In Portland

Cocktail pro has PDX plans in the works
Feb 13, 2015 12:45 pm

Jim Meehan is recognized as one of the country’s top bartenders. The cocktail pro made a name for himself at his legendary New York City bar PDT, and took home the James Beard Foundation’s first ever Outstanding Bar Program Award in 2012. He is also — as of this past autumn — a resident of Portland, Oregon. And he's wasting no time in planning his next moves.

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.

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