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Upgrade Your Old Fashioned With Homemade Cola Syrup

A play on the old whiskey and coke, this version elevates the drink and makes for a complex Old Fashioned full of flavor and depth. To make cola …

Stock Up on the Best Wines for Fall at Total Wine & More

It's pretty easy to predict that this fall, you'll probably be going to some dinner parties, some birthday parties, some football-watching parties, and some festive celebrations, and you'll probably not want to show up empty-handed. While you <i>could</i> wait until the last minute to grab a bottle of wine …

Scientists Just Discovered a New Purpose for Beer Foam

Love it or leave it, the foamy head on a vigorously poured pint of beer does a lot more to benefit the sensation of your libation than you might …

Beer

Cheers! The world's first beer pipeline is now open

A beer pipeline. It sounds like an ale lover's wildest dream.<p>It's no longer a fantasy in the Belgian city of Bruges, where the world's first beer pipeline opened last week.<p>The two-mile pipe connects the Halve Maan brewery in the city's historic center with a bottling plant in the suburbs.<p>It's a …

Beer

Craft Brewery New Belgium Tops 'Best For The World' Sustainability Rankings | Brew Studs

Award recognizes top certified B Corporations.<p><i>B the Change Media</i> has named craft beer maker, New Belgium Brewing, best in overall performance among …

The Rise of Pinot Bianco in Northern Italy

Pinot Grigio is all over Italy. Set a course to the north of the country and explore the charms of Pinot Bianco.<p>If there’s one wine I’d love to see …

21 Cocktails to Get You in the Olympics Spirit

Even if you aren't going to Rio, sipping on one of these drinks will make you feel like you're in the middle of the action.

New York City

Opinion: Hop Valley buy gives MillerCoors local craft beer cred

Craft-beer breweries have something that larger brewers want, but that doesn’t mean big beer is out to acquire every brewery it sees.<p>In July, Molson …

Bourbon Industry Old Timers: Buffalo Trace's Jim Hall

image via Buffalo Trace<p>The Whiskey Wash has been tracking down “Old Timers” in the whiskey industry to let them tell their stories. Jim Hall is one …

We Changed The World … For This?

(Illustration by Jeff Quinn)<i>This article appears in the September 2016 issue of</i> All About Beer Magazine<i>, on newsstands now.</i> From early on in my …

Napa Valley grape harvest begins at Mumm

Thirty people harvested 20.4 tons of pinot meunier grapes at first light Thursday to kick off the 2016 harvest in the Napa Valley.<p>After the grapes …

Napa Valley

Victoria Moore: the biggest wine region you've never heard of

The world’s largest wine region is surprisingly under the radar. Great Southern occupies 200,000 square kilometres of land, almost as much as England and Scotland combined, yet few drinkers could so much as name which country it’s in (Australia). The pros forget about it too. One disgruntled grower …

Drink Up! The Case for Republicans and Democrats Boozing Together

I think they’re just not drinking enough. The politicians, I mean. The ones in Washington, D.C. The ones who are supposed to be running the …

Mitch McConnell

Sierra Nevada's Brewmaster Steve Dresler Announces Retirement

Steve Dresler and myself<p>Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Brewmaster, Steve Dresler, has announced that he plans to retire next year. Dresler has been in …

Sierra Nevada

Spanish Gin and Tonics | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Aatxe’s Ryan Pollnow and Chris Talosi kicking back with a Spanish gin and tonic.<p>“The gin and tonic is the national drink of Spain,” chef Ryan Pollnow tells us when we ask why he didn’t bring sangria to his <b>Napa Valley Spanish feast</b>.<p>This explains why his Basque-inspired San Francisco restaurant, …

‘There’s A Beverage Here!’ Three Attempts To Improve The Dude’s Beloved White Russian

<i>The Big Lebowski</i> is a finely tuned comedy propelled by nuance and subtlety, with a plot reminiscent of the best works of Thomas Pynchon and Don Delillo, and a passive protagonist who’s more an observer of the story than he is an active player within it. The Dude is totally unassuming and yet …

Alcohol

Cava DO launches single estate classification

The CRDO del Cava (Cava Regulatory Board) has officially launched a new classification of Cava – Cava de Paraje Calificado – a premium category …

Sparkling Wine

Champagne Ice Cubes Just Seriously Upgraded Your Brunch Mimosas

Yay, you’re entertaining! Brunch is the best. Champagne ice cubes are a genius way to fancify your mimosas. Here’s how to make 'em happen.<p><b>What you</b> …

Champagne

PUNCH | Six New-School Spins on the Classic Radler

Within the family of beer cocktails, the radler finds itself situated somewhere between the shandy and the boilermaker; part beer, part citrus soda, …

The best British drinks for summer garden party

There’s a great buzz around fine British drink-makers – never before have we seen so many new brewers, craft distillers and cider, perry and juice producers starting up. British wineries, too, are on a roll, gaining international recognition. Here’s a selection of the best of Britain in a</b> …

A Beer, A Plan, A Pipeline: Belgian Brewer Will Funnel Beer 2 Miles Away

Top supporters of an audacious Belgian pipeline will get a bottle of beer every day for the rest of their lives. That's in return for putting more than $8,000 toward bringing a pipe dream to life, and helping a brewery remain in the historic town of Bruges.<p>Since last year, De Halve Maan, which …

The Women and the Wine

Whether red or white, whether drunk by Alicia Florrick or Olivia Pope, the beverage has become a metaphor for anxieties that are uniquely feminine in their form.<p>This week’s series finale of <i>The Good Wife</i> gave the show’s protagonist, Alicia Florrick, a problem that is not the worst kind to have, all …

TV

Smoky Grapefruit Gin and Tonic

Build a medium-heat fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to medium. (Alternatively, heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high.) Place …

Sweet Paul: 8 Boozy Ice Pops - FOR ADULTS ONLY!

Archaeologists uncover a 5,000-year-old beer recipe in China

An ancient Chinese beer recipe brewed 5,000 years ago calls for some unusual ingredients by today's standards: barley, broomcorn millets and Job's tears, as well as bits of bulbous root vegetables such as snake gourd root, yam and lily.<p>The Yangshao people, who inhabited northeastern China, made …

Archaeology

Boozy Snow Cones : boozy snow cone

This frozen cocktail recipe by Heather Barnett featured on lifestyle blog She Knows shares an adult-friendly version of the popular carnival treat of …

Behind The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book's Brand New Update

There are few cocktail guides with as much history as "The Old-Waldorf Astoria Bar Book" by Albert Stevens Crockett. The original source material, “Old Waldorf Bar Days” (1931), also by Crockett, was penned during Prohibition but the author rewrote it as we know it in 1933 when Prohibition ended. …

Donn Chappellet, Founder of Napa Valley’s Chappellet Winery, Died on Sunday at the Age of 84

The wine world mourns the passing of a Napa pioneer.<p>The Napa Valley lost another of its pioneers this past weekend with the passing of Donn …

5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

A 5,000-year-old brewery has been unearthed in China.<p>Archaeologists uncovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Discovered at a dig site in the Central Plain of China, the kits included funnels, pots and specialized jugs. The shapes of the objects …

There Is Now Vodka Literally Made From San Francisco Fog

Vodka can be made from almost anything and often is. There’s potato-based vodka. Wheat-based vodka. Grape-based vodka. There’s even vodka made from …