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?


Benjamin Franklin: Milk Punch Aficionado. Here’s His Recipe.

A founding-father fun fact that’s actually fun!
May 18, 2015 1:00 pm

While milk washing may seem like a molecular-gastronomy party trick, it was born of kitchen science dating back at least a few hundred years. In a letter he wrote in October 1763 to his friend James Bowdoin, a political and intellectual leader, Ben Franklin enclosed a recipe for milk punch. The recipe here is more or less faithful to Franklin’s.

A Serious Cocktail Made With Jäger? It’s To Sip, Not Shoot.

Change your mind about the party spirit
May 15, 2015 1:00 pm

I can’t remember the last time I’ve been more surprised by a drink. Given Jägermeister’s longstanding place as a shot drink in this country, it’s almost comical to say, “I had a great Jäger cocktail the other day.” But somehow, every notion I had in my head on the depraved nature of Jägermeister was fixed in one sip.

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.

7 New Books About Craft Beer And Spirits

Crack ’em open and enjoy
May 14, 2015 12:00 pm

Looking for a book to read while you laze by the pool enjoying a drink? How about a book about what’s in that glass? Writer Chris Chamberlain rounds up the best new reads on everything booze-related.

Jimmy Carbone: Craft-Beer Hype Man

Influential bar owner had a tricky spring
May 13, 2015 10:00 am

“I can’t remember a damned thing from the past few weeks.” Jimmy Carbone, one of New York City’s greatest craft-beer advocates and owner of influential East Village lager locker Jimmy’s No. 43, has written me an email about a fortnight to forget — one that started with a blast and ended with a bash.  

Bachelor’s In Brewing? You Can Head To Flying Dog University.

Bring your knowledge up from beer amateur to pro
May 11, 2015 2:00 pm

The brewers at Flying Dog University in beautiful Fredrick, Maryland, know that school wasn’t that much fun. That’s one of the reasons they became brewers: Brewing beer is very fun. Round out your passion for drinking great brews with a solid education in the basics of brewing from experts in the field. Enrollment is always open, ’cause of course it is — it’s a beer college! 

American Craft Beer Week Is Here

Not that we needed a holiday to celebrate
May 11, 2015 12:00 pm

Finally, a commemorative week that recognizes something that really matters: craft beer! While National Candied Orange Peel Day may be an actual thing, American Craft Beer Week (May 11-17) is something we can all get behind.

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