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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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Interview: Pallet Magazine
A high-quality quarterly for “people who like to think and drink,” the recently launched print publication Pallet is decidedly not a craft beer journal. Instead, Australian co-founders Nadia Saccardo and Rick Bannister use the subject as a jumping...
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The Dead Rabbit
If the venue itself doesn't win you over, the cocktails certainly will. Housed in a tri-level mid-19th century style New York-Irish drinking saloon in the financial district, The Dead Rabbit offers a lengthy menu of cocktails, switched up once a year...
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Viejo Indecente Smokeless Mezcal
You may ask yourself, can a product call itself mezcal if it doesn't contain that signature smokiness? To a certain degree, a question like this harkens back to some people's perception of scotch—where only the peated, smokey iterations are familiar...
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Camden Town Brewery’s Annual Beer, 2015
Once again, British microbrewery Camden Town Brewery has distilled the flavor of the year gone by into an annual beer. "It’s the third year we’ve done this and the second year it’s been a barrel-aged beer,” brand manager Zoe Wulfsohn-Dunkley tells...
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Bottle Opener
Discommon Goods’ meticulously machined bottle opener is more of a sculpture than basic bar accessory. Made from aerospace aluminum, the ergonomic opener bears a hand-chiseled aesthetic thanks to super-precise CNC machining—adding both grip and a beautiful...
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Wood-Fired Cocktails from Portland's Trifecta Tavern
by Adrienne So Barrel-aged cocktails have quickly become a staple at higher-end cocktail bars. The practice rounds off the hot edge of the alcohol, enriches the cocktail’s flavor and infuses it with the aroma of charred wood. However, it’s difficult...
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Drink Rocks
These geometric rocks keep the temperature down, without diluting what you're sipping. Available in a set of four, each rock has a distinct shape (from pyramids to spheres) so everybody can keep track of their own cocktails. While they look like they...
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Leather Moon Coasters
Multi-disciplinary designer Karen Kimmel hand-paints each set of four leather coasters to look like the moon's surface in tribute to the Japanese art of ink marbling. Crafted in a range of pastel hues, each set arrives in a screen-printed muslin bag...
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Summer to Fall Transitional Cocktails
Whether or not we care to admit it, the seasons are about to shift and with it our consumption habits. Nobody needs to step away from rosé, or hide the Aperol, but we do tend to alter what we imbibe as the weather changes. Over the past few weeks...
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Bompas & Parr's Alcoholic Architecture
London’s Bompas & Parr is the design duo behind a lot of truly unusual projects that stretch the limit of how we think about and experience food and drink. Previous creations include an actual steamship set in jelly, air fresheners with scents...
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