Succés La Cuca de Llum
Catalonia (on the northeastern edge of the Iberian Peninsula) is perhaps best known for Cava. This wine, Succés La Cuca de Llum, also uses the Trepat grape found in Cava, but here it results in a bright red. It's fresh, and a little funky (or "dusty...
Copper Bottle Opener
When a souvenir bottle opener from your last vacation just won't do, this minimal and stylish version from Kikkerland is a sleek alternative. The vintage-inspired, copper-plated bar accessory is a must-have for holiday parties where you want to impress...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Best Dressed at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade From the adorable to absurd and awkward, the 2016 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYC brought out all kinds of pooches (and owners) who delighted the crowds this past...
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...
Denver + Liely's Perfect Gin Glass
There's no denying we are in the midst of a global gin renaissance (despite the hilarious claims that gin drinkers are more likely to be psychopaths). With that in mind, Australian design duo Denver + Liely—who previously turned their talents...
Word of Mouth: Madrid
by Rima Suqi While the Barcelona-vs-Madrid rivalry is very real on the soccer field, when it comes to tourism, the two coexist on fairly even ground. Barcelona might have a sexier reputation, but over the years it also has experienced an explosion...
Word of Mouth: Budapest
by Alia Akkam Creative energy has long been percolating in Budapest. Once the Iron Curtain was peeled back, an impressive underground culture erupted that, through the years, has only grown fiercer. While tourists flock to the city to peep at grandiose...
Favorite Cocktails for Summer Sipping
Summer is the season of day drinking, whether you're stuck in a hot city in the northern hemisphere, taking a weekend at the beach, or escaping the cold in the south and heading to a tropical oasis. On a hot day (or night) there's nothing quite as...
Not only is the design of the bottle gorgeous, the vermouth inside is delicious. If you're only drinking vermouth in cocktails, this is the best way to venture further: try it on ice, with a little soda, or (as it's traditionally consumed in Spain...
House Beer's Premium Lager Expands East
The founders of House Beer aren't trying to be anything but producers of a tasty, premium lager. The brand, which launched back in 2013, has made a presence in LA where its group of founders reside. Now, however, they're pushing eastward and a...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. A Colossal Structure Discovered Near Petra, Jordan A previously undocumented structure, hiding in plain sight next to the ruins of Petra, Jordan, has just been uncovered by archaeologists. Using a combination of Google Earth, satellite imagery...
Five Unexpected Cocktail Tools Under $88
With the announcement of everything from the Experimental Cocktail Club recipe book, Kickstarter's retro Cocktail Computer and The Glenlivet Bar Cart, it's never been more fun to make cocktails at home. A handful of newly released, moderately eccentric...
Drink Factory’s Silent Neon Flowers Magazine
The art of making good cocktails continues to fascinate us, as ever-more advanced cocktail bars open up globally and sipping concoctions becomes an oftentimes performance-heavy experience. London is home to the Drink Factory (founded by Tony Conigliaro...
Having a nice buzz at your fingertips is great, but when packaged in a thing of beauty it's even better. Tom Cecil's stainless steel #084 hipflask lends sleek design to a practical purpose, and whoever has it on hand should be eager to whip it out...
Nice Ass Teacup and Saucer
Outlandish Creations' elegant play on words adds a touch of humor to traditional teatime. This handcrafted ceramic cup and saucer set subtly reveals a cheeky compliment after the first few sips.