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Maybe You Should Be Drinking More Port Wine

Wine Spectator names a Port as Wine of the Year
Nov 18, 2014 3:00 pm

Oenophile bible Wine Spectator has released its annual rankings, with Dow's Vintage Port 2011 earning the highest honor at No. 1. That's right, a Port the sweet, ruby-colored stuff that your European friends push you to try after dinner is done and all the other wine is gone. Chad Walsh ponders this unusual selection and why you should consider buying a bottle. Or two.

Why These Two Guys Are Changing The Crowded, Confusing Coconut Water Game

Harmless Harvest co-founder talks trends, science
Nov 18, 2014 10:00 am

You might think that there are too many coconut water brands out there and you just might be correct in believing that. You might think that they all taste about the same. And we agreed...until we sampled Harmless Harvest. So just why might you have not yet heard of the company that we claim is bottling the best stuff? We caught up with co-founder Justin Guilbert to discuss.

5 Boozy Halloween Punches To Pair With All That Candy

Balance out your sugar fix with these boozy punches
Oct 31, 2014 11:30 am

You haven’t lived until you have tried a real homemade punch. Not the stuff from your college days. As we head into one mighty fine drinking weekend that is Halloween (and the days that follow), we want to offer some punch recipes for your sipping pleasure. These are as follows.

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.

It's Like A Piña Colada, But With Pig's Blood

Chicago bartender so went there
Oct 22, 2014 9:00 am

Greater collaboration between the kitchen and bar has resulted in all sorts of interesting food-booze mashups in recent years. But, at Chicago’s Kinmont, bartender Jason Brown has taken the culinary-cocktail crossover to another level with one ingredient, in particular: pig’s blood. You can thank Warren Zevon and San Francisco's Chinatown for inspiring Brown's bloody concoction. More this way.

We Tasted All The New Polar Seltzer Flavors. And The "Winner" Is...

Hi-balls of vodka and crushed ice, everywhere!
Oct 10, 2014 8:00 am

Cult New England brand Polar seltzer stands alone in its longtime practice of releasing seasonal, limited edition and holiday flavors. I reviewed last year's summer seasonal flavors and decided that this carbonation witchcraft is right up my alley, dedicated lifelong seltzer addict that I am. But this new round takes the ambiguous term "natural flavoring" to a whole new level. Break out some ice and possibly some vodka, the winter 2014 candidates are in.

Here Are The 50 Best Bars In The World. 16 From The United States Made The Cut.

World's 50 Best list unveiled in London tonight
Oct 9, 2014 4:41 pm

Drinks International just announced the winners of the World's 50 Best Bar Awards at a ceremony in London, and the biggest change from last year's list is that more American bars are on it. New York City has always ranked highly, with PDT, Clover Club and Employees Only included as perennial favorites. Now, Seattle, Miami and Chicago boast entries to the prestigious group as well. Here it is, your 50 Best Bars.

5 Star Winemakers Of Languedoc-Roussillon

Two pros compare notes on southern French wines
Oct 8, 2014 1:00 pm

Food Republic's wine writer Chad Walsh teams with Pascaline Lepeltier, the Master Sommelier and somm at Rouge Tomate in NYC, to select five noteworthy wines from southern France's Languedoc-Rousillon region. 

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