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14 wines for your Thanksgiving table, from $12 to $40

The beautiful mishmash is near, and I can't wait to mix my food together.<p>I always felt bad for the kid who, with extreme vigilance, made sure that no group of food on his plate ever touched another. If the person scooping food onto his plate accidentally bumped a pile of mashed potatoes with an …

Santa Barbara County

5 Home Goods Worth Investing in When You???re Feeling Like a Grown-Up

We're <b>all</b> about scoring a deal and saying yes to your big-sister's hand-me-down furniture when you're fresh out of college. Assuming you're not pulling in corner-office salary just yet, you probably need to reserve your funds for, say, food. But fast-forward to a raise or two and an apartment where …

14 More Essential Books For Cocktail Lovers: Recently Published and Coming Soon

When I was first introduced to the world of craft cocktails, published literature on the subject was sparse at best. But now, the publishing world is swollen with books that rank alongside the classics we love.<p>We've seen a few trends in motion: Bars continue to publish their own compendiums of …

Books

Warm Weather Essentials: 8 Awesome Rosé Wines to Drink Now

The shift in weather suggested it, but the hashtags have positively confirmed it: it's once again the season to #drinkpink. Because once the sun is shining anywhere near a possible picnic spot, it's got to be #roséallday.<p>What makes this best-served-chilled inbetweener wine such a staple of the …

Rosé

Just 1 Bottle: 9 Cocktails to Make With Vodka and a Trip to the Grocery Store

I love the look of a well-stocked home bar, the rows of tinted and faceted glass, the colorful liqueurs and eye-dropper bottles of bitters...it's just not a look I've ever had in my own home, where alcohol comes expensive and goes quick. I'm far more likely to find a surprise bottle of vodka in my …

Vodka

American Booze Hall of Fame: The Best Spirits of the West

When it comes to the American distilling industry, most people probably think about the abundance of whiskey flowing out of Kentucky, but these days, it's the American West that's making some of the most exciting spirits on the American market.<p>States like California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado …

Whiskey

Brandy maker Osocalis blends quality spirits

In a remote mountainous setting, two bouncing, barking dogs, Maggie and Patch, excitedly greet a visitor approaching a concrete building that houses an amazing collection of treasure-filled barrels.<p>Aging in those oak barrels is brandy, which requires a long time to produce. It’s something Daniel …

These Food Photos Show Junk Food Arranged to Look Like Fine Dining

One of the hottest food photographers on Instagram in the past couple of months is an anonymous user who goes by the name Chef Jacques LaMerde. It’s …

Food