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You’re Doing It All Wrong: Rimming Your Cocktail Glass

Yesterday Alex Ott went to a bar in New York City and saw a guy rim his glass totally wrong. Ott wanted to say to the bartender, “Stop what you’re

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Gift Guide for Sparkling Wine Connoisseurs

There’s something about that joyous froth, that pop-pop-pop in our mouths, that sparkle which makes us fall in love with Champagne and its bubbly cousins, again and again. It’s special,

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Best Wines to Bring to Holiday Parties and Dinners

When you’re invited to dinner and the host says, “Bring a beverage of your choice,” what do you do?

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6 Fall Beers You Should Be Drinking Right Now

Fall seasonal beers fill an interesting niche, bridging crisp, easy-drinking summer brews with richer, heavier holiday beers. What makes an autumn beer an autumn beer? There’s no consensus. Pumpkin beers,

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History’s 5 Most Obnoxious Beer Marketing Techniques

The pending release of Animée, a “bloat-resistant” beer targeted at women in the UK, brings to mind the following question: Is this the most obnoxious method on record of marketing

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It Was Only a Matter of Time: San Francisco’s First “Beer CSA”

Evidence that home-brewing has stepped out of the basement and into the mainstream is everywhere. Williams-Sonoma now carries one-gallon home-brew kits from Brooklyn Brew Shop. A recent New York Times

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This Year’s Beercast

New brews to look for in 2010.

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Licorice, Molasses, Imperial Stout

Limited-release winter beer from Deschutes.

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Coca-Laced Liqueur

A new liqueur made with de-cocainized coca leaves is hitting the shelves.

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Why Can’t I Find My Favorite Wine?

Ever wonder why TJ’s only carries Two Buck Chuck?

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WhiskyFest Recap, San Francisco

A few highlights from the big brown booze celebration.

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Freaktoberfest in Williamsburg

Crisp, wet days, crisp, wet beer.

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The J. Peterman of Beer

Dogfish Head Travels to NYC.

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The Most Metal Beer Art Ever?

Nine brewers are ready to release Collaborative Evil upon the Great American Beer Festival.

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Mmm, Numbing, Fishy Whiskey

Asian booze to give you the willies.

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Drink Like a Viking

Norwegian craft brewing takes off.

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Breathe In Your Booze

A London bar delivers the goods in an unusual way.

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Wine: It’s Bad for You Again!

The British government would like to remind you that alcohol makes you fat.

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Tea Has Arrived

So says Wired magazine.

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Long Island Iced 401(k) Anyone?

Recession-themed cocktails courtesy of the New Yorker.

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Using Rhubarb Juice in Cocktails

Take advantage of this early-spring ingredient.

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