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Why Can't American Wine Get Any Respect, Even In America?

A boozy New World explorer confronts Old World bias
Nov 12, 2014 1:00 pm

Amid his ongoing quest to chronicle America's most underrated off-the-beaten-path wineries, our traveling correspondent Dan Dunn stops for a sip — OK, several — in New York, where he meets with some renowned sommeliers to discuss a sticky issue: how U.S. wine stacks up against the French stuff. You can probably guess how that contest played out.

50 Wines In 50 States: Carry On Wayward Dunn

Oregon pinot, NPH, pudding shots and that song
Oct 23, 2014 1:01 pm

Dan Dunn is visiting wineries across the country for his new book project, and he's spilling his guts along the way in his long-running Food Republic column The Imbiber.  This week he travels around Oregon, Washington and Wyoming with a certain song in his head. 

50 Wines In 50 States: Kurt Russell Starring In The Selection Of The Clones

On the wine scene in Santa Barbara County
Oct 9, 2014 1:00 pm

Over the past 23 days, columnist Dan Dunn has driven in excess of 4,000 miles through California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado while researching a book on wine. His latest dispatch goes back to the trip's earliest days, in Santa Barbara County wine region, where he sits down to talk wine with the Cash half of Tango and Cash.

This Man Is Drinking His Way Through Wineries In All Of America's 50 States

Our cocktail columnist takes the ultimate wine trip
Sep 25, 2014 12:00 pm

I’m on the road researching a book that HarperCollins has graciously offered to publish. The working title is American Wino. If all goes as planned — and, let’s face it, there’s little chance of that happening — what I’ll eventually wind up producing is a tome that is part vision-quest, part guidebook, part journey into the bizarre tapestry of American life. Indeed, it is my sincerest hope that Wino will turn out to be a work of epic importance that will make you laugh, make you cry, and teach you a whole lot about wine.

What Your Frozen Drink Says About You

That daiquiri in your hand? It means something.
Aug 14, 2014 12:00 pm

There ain’t no cure for hot like cold. And there ain’t no cold like frozen. And we hear that frozen things can be combined with drinking things. There’s just one problem. Most frozen drinks are all hat and no cattle, lulling you into a fantasy of ice and sugar with barely a smidge of the good stuff. Now we're not saying every frozen drink turns you into a Bravo Channel-watching wuss. But what columnist Dan Dunn is saying is that every frozen drink says something about you. 

The 12 Do’s And Don’ts of Summer Vacation Drinking

Sage advice from our booziest columnist
Aug 5, 2014 11:00 am

Dan Dunn is Food Republic's brave booze columnist, the author of such stories as Introducing The Liam Neeson Drinking Game and Friday Is National Vodka Day. Who The F*&K Cares About National Vodka Day? This man does not hold back, as we see in his latest.

These Are The 5 Most Badass Booze Commercials Of All-Time

Colt 45, Jim Beam, Dos Equis compete for top spot
Jun 19, 2014 12:00 pm

It started sometime in the early 1980's—at least that's where it started for me—with Billy Dee Williams and Colt 45. "There are two rules to remember if you want to have a good time," he coos. "Rule #1: never run out of Colt 45. Rule #2: never forget rule… number… one." Allow me to introduce Rule #3 – never underestimate the impact of a great boozy ad campaign. From the moment I saw that commercial, I never have. Allow me to present The Five Most Badass Booze Commercials of All-Time.

On-Demand Booze Apps: A Terrible Idea, But The Time Might Be Now

Is an app for lazy drunks a sign of our generation?
May 29, 2014 10:00 am

The app-toting barbarians of Silicon Valley, having successfully wrested cab-hailing, hotel-booking and music-buying away from the real world are now trying to take away what I see as the last sliver of our humanity: in-person booze purchasing. Drizly, a mobile app that facilitates home delivery of alcohol, has secured millions in funding to finance its fast-paced expansion in major cities across the country. But The Imbiber has a way better idea for a drinking app, obviously.

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