Booze News

Mocktail Recipes for All the Poor Schmoes Doing Drynuary

Mocktail Recipes for All the Poor Schmoes Doing Drynuary

Blog by: Troy Patterson is Slate‘s writer at large and writes the Gentleman Scholar column. I gather that some of you are taking the first month of the year off from drinking, and I think that’s cute. This practice—known by the cumbersome portmanteau Drynuary—has gained sufficient popularity to rate as a kind of ritual, and […]

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Beer News

Oskar Blues’ new beer, Pinner, gives a shout out to cannibus

Oskar Blues’ new beer, Pinner, gives a shout out to cannibus

If you’ve ever popped opened a beer and smelled hints of marijuana, there’s a horticultural reason for that. Just ask Dale Katechis (he of Dale’s Pale Ale fame), who founded Colorado favorite Oskar Blues Brewery in 1997. “Like a lot of our beers, the hop character and the aroma has always reminded people of cannabis,” […]

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Wine News

Remember Marsala Wine? It’s Coming Back!

Remember Marsala Wine? It’s Coming Back!

Sicily has been a major wine producer since it was ruled by the ancient Greeks. The island is ideal for viticulture, thanks to its combination of a balmy climate (around 300 days of fine weather each year) and fertile, volcanic soil. Unfortunately, during much of the modern era, Sicily’s bountiful harvest resulted in low-caliber, bulk vino, […]

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Spirits News

Distillers Mad For New Hops Flavoring Trend

Distillers Mad For New Hops Flavoring Trend

A new flavor is brewing in the world of craft liquors as distillers borrow from the beer world and add hops for an aromatic twist. Recent products include hopped whiskies such as R5 from Charbay Artisan Distillery & Winery in the Napa Valley and Hopmonster from the Corsair Distillery with operations in Tennessee and Kentucky. […]

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Industry News

Report Shows Record-Breaking Year for Direct Wine Shipping

Report Shows Record-Breaking Year for Direct Wine Shipping

American wineries increased the dollar value of their direct-to-consumer wine shipments by an unprecedented 15.5% in 2014, with an equally record-breaking increase in the volume of those shipments. The average price per bottle of shipped wine also recovered with a 1.6% increase over 2014, according to the new ShipCompliant/Wines & Vines Wine Shipping Report released […]

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Winter Cocktails: Recipes For Those Chilly Winter Days

Winter Cocktails: Recipes For Those Chilly Winter Days

When the days grow shorter and the air gets crisp, it’s time to gather with friends for hot drinks and winter cocktails that’ll put a rosy glow on your chilly cheeks. In Winter Cocktails, María del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano share more than 50 recipes for cold-weather cocktails and mixed beverages, including mulled ciders, hot toddies, wine drinks, […]

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Events

Latin Food Fest Hosts Annual Culinary Classic! Be there!

Latin Food Fest Hosts Annual Culinary Classic! Be there!

Latin Food Fest to Host its Annual Culinary Classic in Los Angeles The largest annual Latin culinary destination event in the U.S. Taking place March 20-21, the 2015 Latin Food Fest Los Angeles includes Flavor of the Americas Dinner, Latin Food Expo, Chefs Night Out and Grande Tasting. Latin Food Fest (www.latinfoodfest.com) returns to California March […]

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