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Marathon man’s top 10 picks of the world’s most stunning running routes | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

The Hong Kong Marathon is over, but for many runners the marathon season never ends. Overseas marathons are attracting an increasing number of …

New Parisian bar is an underground shrine to whisky

A vaulted basement put to good use<p>If being trapped underground with over 1,000 bottles of whisky is your idea of great fun, then Paris’s new Golden Promise whisky bar is sure to delight. Taking over a vaulted basement under a restaurant in the 2nd arrondissement, this swanky subterranean retreat is …

Whiskey

8 Amazingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes You've Never Heard Of

Unique ingredients are key 🔑.<p>Beyond the slew of avocado toasts that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged #smoothies on the app are even more of a studied art. In fact, the chilled drink craze is part of the inspiration behind New Yorker Rachel Drori's line of delicious frozen smoothies …

Protein

21 Terms Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

The most important whisky jargon, from cooperage to small-batch, defined.<p><b>1. BEER</b><p>Whiskey is made from beer. Boring, sometimes weird beer, but beer nonetheless.<p><b>2. CASK STRENGTH</b><p>Whiskey bottled at the (high) proof at which it came out of the barrel. More expensive, ounce for ounce, but if you're …

Flavors

These are the best scotch whiskies in the world

Does any drink carry the romance of the Single Malt Scotch? Ordering one at the bar or producing a bottle from cupboard is a sure affirmation of …

8 overrated wine countries around the world — and where to go instead

<b>Instead of Burgundy, France, try visiting Traverse City, Michigan.</b><p>Burgundy is known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but because the area is so famous, the wine is often overpriced. Check out Traverse City in Michigan, which is located on the same parallel as Burgundy and Bordeaux. While the …

Wine

10 American Bourbon Bars and Restaurants with Amazing Bourbon Collections

1 of 10<p>Barrel Proof, New Orleans<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Canon, Seattle<p>3 of 10<p>The Franklin Room, Chicago<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Hard Water, San …

San Francisco

Omakase is another great sushi stop in San Francisco - Inside Scoop SF

For many years I was discouraged with the sushi offerings in San Francisco. We certainly had the quantity but not the quality. I continually wonder where the fish these places serve came from. All of them seemed pretty much the same.<p>Through all of this time my go to place has been Sushi Ran in …

San Francisco

The 7 Best Single-Malt Scotch Whiskys for $50 or Less

anCnoc 12<p><b>Distilled In:</b> The Village of Knock in Aberdeenshire<p><b>Average Price (Per Under the Label):</b> $48<p><b>ABV:</b> 43%<p><b>Looks Like:</b> Dark caramel.<p><b>Smells Like:</b> …

The 22 Best Whiskey Bars in America

Whether you drink it neat, on the rocks, or through a hilarious straw attached to your hat, whiskey is one of America's most beloved spirits, …

Los Angeles

From beginner to connoisseur #1 : a roadmap of Irish Whiskey

We all know Irish Whiskey is currently undergoing some sort of resurgence, new distilleries opening here and there in Ireland and many other exciting …

Whiskey

9 Cheap Whiskeys That Taste Expensive

Rumor has it Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln all enjoyed a glass of whiskey at the end of a hard day. But the amber-colored spirit …

Mark Twain

Why Young People Should Learn to Love Scotch

The days of young people drinking shitty beer and rotgut vodka are over. But there’s still one spirit they have yet to latch onto: Scotch, which is still seen by some as a drink for pipe-puffing, white-bearded old men.<p>The days of young people drinking shitty beer and rotgut vodka are over. …

Whiskey

Review: Abelour A'Bunadh - Batting a Thousand

Batting a Thousand<p>We get asked pretty frequently to recommend a whiskey. Sometimes this is at a dive bar. Do you think people take Robert Parker to …

These Are The 8 Best Scotches Under $50

Tamdhu 10 Year Old<p>Not a big name, not a million years old, but one excellent Speyside scotch. Tamdhu flies under the radar because, for years, its …

More Than Just Peat and Smoke: The Best Islay Single Malts

Islay is a rocky island off the southern coast of Scotland, home to less than 4,000 inhabitants—about a quarter of whom speak Gaelic—and probably a larger number of sheep. Islay's main industry may be agriculture, but this remote island isn't known for its agriculture; it's famous for its whiskies, …

Whiskey

A Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Whiskey

Bourbon, Scotch, and rye whiskey, oh my! In the wide world of whiskey, there exist many classifications, styles and origins—and these labels can be hard to grasp, particularly for those who are just beginning to dabble. What separates <i>whiskey</i> from <i>whisky</i>? How do single malts and blends differ? Below, …

Whiskey
Whiskey

Paso Robles' Tablas Creek wins top spot on Daily Meal's list of America's 101 Best Wineries

Today, the Daily Meal publishes its list of America’s 101 Best Wineries. The food and drink lifestyle site does a lot of lists — best hot dogs, best burgers, best restaurants. But they put some extra effort into this one.<p>To come up with 101 of America's best wineries, they started, first of all, …

Yes, you can chill red wine: 5 reds to drink this summer

In the Rioja wine region in Spain, summer is marked by the annual Battle of Wine in Haro, in which participants squirt or dump thousands of gallons of wine on one another. That's one way to cool down.<p>You could also just chill your bottle of red. Yes, as in put in the freezer or the fridge for a …

Top 10 bike-friendly wine routes

Here’s one for globe-trotting cycling fans and oenophiles – from La Loire à Vélo in France to New Zealand’s Marlborough Wine Trail, a selection of routes that take in some of the best wine regions across the planet<p><b>Willamette valley, Oregon, US</b><p>It was pinot noir that first put Oregon on the wine map …

Wine

Aromas

I've put these common tasting terms for aromas into groups, but their real use, I hope, is to help you when blind tasting. (If a mature red wine …

Canada's Okanagan Valley: Best Okanagan Wineries

<i>This Discover Wine series focuses on regions of the world that you can visit for wine tasting.</i><p>In this edition, we explore Canada’s Okanagan Valley …

Portugal Beyond Port: A guide to Europe’s most underrated table wines - Drink Me

If the average American was asked to name a wine from Portugal, the number one answer would probably be, “I don’t know.” The second most popular …

10 Best Sushi Restaurants in Los Angeles

As you already might have guessed, eating L.A.'s best sushi is a pricey endeavor, but for those looking for the most exciting sushi available without …

Japan

Banzai: These Are The 9 Best Japanese Whiskeys To Drink

Yoichi 10 Year Old<p>Just as it might come as a surprise to many that Japanese whiskies are among the best in the world, it might also shock some to …

Explaining the 20 Most Popular Grape Varieties

Types of Wine Grapes: A Dive Into 20 Popular Varieties<p>With the vast variety in different types of wine grapes out there, it's easy to understand that …

Wine & Spirits

Southeastern Europe Lures Wine Drinkers with Unique Grapes, Good Prices

Images by Lauren Mowery. Istanbul’s Bosphorus at Dawn<p>Looking to inject spice and exoticism into your staid wine-drinking routine? This June, head …

Wine & Spirits

The 8 American Wineries With The Best Restaurants On Site

2 minute Read<p>Visiting a winery is a fantastic activity, but after all that wine tasting, you’re probably going to be extremely hungry. While lots of …

Wineries