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From the Ashes: Hudson Double Charred Whiskey
by Emily Arden Wells On September 24, 2012 Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, New York suffered a fire caused by leaking vapors off of one of the stills that ignited and exploded in the stillroom. The distillery was extremely fortunate: nobody...
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Three New Juice Spots in Berlin
by Shawn Thomson With the juicing craze already in full swing around the world in cities like New York, Sydney and London, Berlin was a little slow to the game. The German capital has stepped up however with the arrival of three new cold-press juice...
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Voodoo Ray’s Halloween Pizzas
Dalston’s Voodoo Ray’s is one of the few places in London where you can get NYC-style pizza slices. Constantly playing around with flavor combinations and inventing new pie variations, the joint has a loyal following and there’s always two or three...
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GrowlerWerks
In Portland, Oregon, nearly every neighborhood boasts its own brewery, and the takeout container of choice is usually the cheap, refillable and readily available growler. However, the growler has one fatal flaw: its screw-on cap lets in air. Unless...
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Left Field Cider Co.
While roughly half of the world's cider is still made in the UK, it turns out that the apples in British Columbia can yield a pretty kick-ass artisanal cider too. The young Left Field Cider Co., founded in 2011, started out as Kate Garthwaite's curious...
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Word of Mouth Florence: Food + Drink
There's no shortage of tips for Italy's wildly popular Tuscan capital, but with so many tourist offerings pumping through the historic town of Florence, it's easy to end up eating a subpar pizza near the steps of the illustrious Duomo. Venturing into...
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Cool Hunting Video: Betony Gin and Tonic
If you're looking for a specialty cocktail without the complication, make your way uptown to Betony in NYC. General Manager Eamon Rockey recently showed us how to make the restaurant's latest custom cocktail, the Betony G&T. This delicious take...
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Bottlocase World Cup Editions
On a multi-leg journey to watch the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011, Dutch entrepreneur James Bluemink found himself in Thailand buying beer from a convenience store. Thirsty for its contents, Bluemink became frustrated after realizing he...
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Moët & Chandon's Le &
In a luxurious marriage of champagne and gastronomy, Moët & Chandon has teamed up with France's three-Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno for Le &, a "culinary journey" at Moët & Chandon's estate in Epernay. As we recently discovered, the sensory...
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New Orleans' Rum-Centric Bar, Cane & Table
by Kate Beard Since opening last July, Cane & Table in New Orleans' French Quarter has garnered a lot of attention, cementing its place on the list of the city's best bars. And with its pedigree, it's no wonder. The brainchild of Nick Detrich...
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Sip Smarter with the Viora Coffee Lid
With a conventional coffee cup lid, even the slightest jolt can send scalding liquid out of the porthole, only to be caught by the dish-like design, awaiting a second opportunity to splash onto you. Further, the lid traps all aromas inside, rendering...
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Word of Mouth Bologna: Bars and Restaurants
Lacking some of the more iconic tourist attractions of neighboring Florence to the south and Milan or Venice to the north, from the outside it might appear as though Bologna has little to offer. However, the quaint and accommodating city is a little...
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Makaibari Tea Estate
by Kelly Phillips Badal At Makaibari Tea Estate in West Bengal, India, the fourth generational owner Swaraj "Rajah" Banerjee instructs, "Sip, swish, inhale sharply, then spit," proving tea tastings are undertaken with the same solemnity and ceremony...
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Naked Homebrew Labels
When it comes to homebrewing, often the only option for marking each concoction is the old sharpie-on-cap method. While going label-less makes reusing bottles and lids easier, "naked" containers are a surefire path to confusion. Garage Monk offers...
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Corkcicle
Few products are entirely explained in their name like Corkcicle, a wine chiller that replaces the bottle's cork, resulting in consistently chilled white wine (or room temperature red wine) for up to an hour. A non-toxic cooling gel (surrounded by...
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WTRMLN WTR
In the depths of winter, any hint of warm weather to come is a welcomed one—even if it comes in a 12 oz bottle. Recently launched WTRMLN WTR is exactly what its name (with a few vowels added) implies: Pure and simple cold-pressed, GMO-free watermelon...
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Joseph Wesley Black Tea
The Motor City is producing much more than cars these days, with brands like Shinola leading the way, Detroit's future is looking bright. On a recent trip there, CH came across an unlikely local product, Joseph Wesley Black Tea. While studying in...
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Bonaverde Coffee Machine
In our continued quest to find the very best coffee, we came across the Kickstarter of Berlin-based start-up Bonaverde. Their revolutionary new machine not only grinds and brews with the push of a button, but also roasts raw coffee beans first. The...
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Word of Mouth Paris: Bars and Restaurants
by David Graver and Katie Olsen Everybody has a recommendation to offer regarding a trip to Paris; those who have visited "La Ville-Lumière" claim a favorite spot and are ever-eager to share it. Generally, however, they're all quite personal or, on...
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Braven Brewing Company
New York is a city in a constant state of change with local, national and global forces shaping neighborhoods and communities. While Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood is now best known for its vibrant artist community and wood-fired pizza, it was...
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Original Recipe Pernod Absinthe
Starting today, one of the most historic drinks among Europe's creative community returns to its original 1805 recipe. This formula—which took Pernod Absinthe two years to redevelop—uses their remaining records from the 1800s, when absinthe was sweeping...
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SodaStream Source Bottle by Yves Béhar
After being wowed by Yves Béhar's SodaStream redesign a year or so ago, CH became steady users of the Source soda maker. While the machine itself is sleek enough to stand alone on the kitchen counter, the rather bulbous bottles always lived behind...
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Hochstadter's Slow & Low
It comes as a surprise to us that any prepackaged cocktail could strike the authenticity of its namesake. But Hochstadter's Slow & Low—a ready-made rye Old Fashioned—does just that. While not the best Old Fashioned we've ever tasted, Hochstadter...
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The Moxie Cocktail
If you're into cocktails, it's likely you've come across the amaro Cynar—either on menus or in your drink. There's a global resurgence in the popularity of amaros, a sub-genre of bitters, extending beyond the Aperol Spritz and Campari's Negroni...
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