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Three Cocktails from Hong Kong Art Week's "Room Service"
Now in its fifth year, Art Basel's Hong Kong installment has already impacted Asian artists' exposure globally, all while bolstering the sale of Western works in new markets. As Art Basel Hong Kong now triggers simultaneous showcases, activations and...
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Word of Mouth: Banff
The Canadian Rockies portion of the Bow River Valley in Alberta, Canada is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Banff, which sits in the heart of this allure, is inside of the Banff National Park—another of Canada’s gems. Banff is...
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Seedlip, The Non-Alcoholic Spirit
It almost seems unnecessary to say, but there are many alternatives to drinking alcohol. None, however, offer what Seedlip does. Producer in copper stills just like a premium alcohol, Seedlip is a non-alcoholic spirit quite reminiscent of gin...
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Georg Jensen's "Manhattan" Collection
Inspired by Art Deco design from 1920s New York City, iconic brand Georg Jensen's new Manhattan Collection is made up of decadent yet sophisticated pieces for cocktail and wine enthusiasts. From a champagne bowl to a cocktail shaker and bottle...
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Red Stripe Brewery, Kingston
Consumers place a premium on authenticity these days, especially when it comes to food and drink. So back in 2015 when a few avid Red Stripe Beer drinkers found out that the "Jamaican Style Lager" had been produced in Pennsylvania for three years...
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Word of Mouth: Madrid
Tapas and flamenco dancing aside, Madrid is full of essential experiences for visitors—from tucked-away galleries to dimly lit cocktail bars, open rooftop venues, sprawling parks and minimal design stores. While taking in Spanish traditions is vital...
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Year of the Coq Blue Tea
With a floral fragrance and a delightful blue/green hue, Mariage Freres' Coq Blue Tea (celebrating the year of the rooster) doesn't taste as fruity as the scent or color would lead you to believe. Rather, it's a fresh but subtle tea, with goji berries...
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Instant Matcha
Anyone who has made their own matcha knows the ritual of its preparation is partially about ceremony, but largely about achieving the optimal consistency. Whisking the bright green powder into a bowl of water helps break up the clumps often found in...
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NYC's Best Holiday Cocktails Illustrated
The holidays provide ample inspiration for those in all fields to test their craft—bartenders included. This season, dozens of our favorite NYC bars and restaurants adorned their cocktail menus with the unexpected. This extends beyond a dash of maple...
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Som Drinking Vinegar
Pok Pok doesn't only serve Michelin-starred Thai food at its two restaurants, they also offer concentrated drinking vinegar—a tangy concentrate that can be diluted with soda water, or put to work in cocktails. We've been fans of drinking vinegar (specifically...
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The Exceptional: Small-Batch Scotch Whiskies
It's a bold move to name your brand "exceptional." The first definition tends to mean not typical; the second, outstanding. When creating The Exceptional, Donald Sutcliffe touches upon both. It's rather unusual to make small-batch blended Scotch with...
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Inside Armand de Brignac Winery, France
by Emily Arden Wells The first sip of Armand de Brignac (colloquially known as Ace of Spades) is an unforgettable moment. Mine was in the hotel bar of the Plaza Athénée—a legendary Paris hotel. The waiter came to our table and slowly poured a glass...
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September Scotch: The Dalmore Single Malts
There are at least 115 single malt Scotch distilleries in Scotland. Some of them produce multiple brands within. This accounts for, by the way, only 8% of the market. The other 92% goes toward blended Scotch. But how does one navigate the elusive...
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Draft Latte
Crafting a canned iced latte—with its ideally silky texture—is no easy feat. La Colombe has managed to create a delicious and frothy on-the-go beverage in its Draft Latte. Made with cold-pressed espresso and nutrient-rich milk, it doesn't need any...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Depressing News About Alcohol Bad news for wine enthusiasts and cocktail experts: alcohol has been directly linked to several types of cancer in a new study published in "Addiction." More than liver cancer (which, of course, most people already...
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Four Pillars Gin
Australia's world-class, award-winning gin-maker Four Pillars is pragmatically named. The superfecta for their incredibly drinkable small-batch gin is this: copper pot stills (made by Germany's CARL), fresh Yarra Valley water, botanicals (many of which...
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A Guide to Summer Eating and Entertaining
The season of summer entertaining is upon those of us in the northern hemisphere, and with that our consumption (and decorating) habits change. With our guide to summer entertaining and eating, we've selected food and food-related items that can help...
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Juice Bruce Lemon Squeezer
If squeezing lemon and lime juice for summer cocktails doesn't make you grin, try using Juice Bruce: a wooden hand-juicer complete with a slightly bemused face. A super-simple and functional design, this little guy is also easy to use—whether you're...
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Stainless Steel Straws
Aside from jazzing up the look of your drink, these stainless steel straws come with an environmentally friendly upshot: they drastically reduce waste, unlike their plastic counterparts. Sold in a pack of four, these sleek straws are pre-bent at the...
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Insulated Canteen
Corkcicle’s canteens stand out thanks to their attention to detail. Patented easy-grip sides prevent the bottle from rolling (while also providing an angular look), its no-slip bottom keeps it secure on almost any surface, and triple insulation keeps...
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Word of Mouth: Tel Aviv Food + Drink
by Ari Samuel If farm-to-table produce, tehina-topped dishes of hummus inspired by generations-old recipes and daily caught seafood excite your stomach then Tel Aviv could be the place for you. Strategically located on the land bridge between Europe...
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City Guide: Mexico City
Topping several must-visit destination lists, Mexico City is clearly having a moment. But it would be remiss to think it's purely a new crop of stylish outposts that is making this an alluring travel destination or the latest low-cost hipster haven...
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Hanky Panky
The brainchild of American expat Berit Jane Soli-Holt, Hanky Panky is an impeccably appointed speakeasy with an equally well-considered bar program. And it's no wonder; this hidden gem is inspired by Ada Coleman—head bartender in the 1900s at the Savoy...
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