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Japanese Whisky: A Guide for the Thirsty and Curious | GQ

What to expect, what to buy, and how to drink it.<p>It’s hard to imagine a category of spirit more hyped by today’s cool-kid drinkers than Japanese whisky. (And yes, you spell it without the “e”.) But until as recently as 2015, whiskey fans were much more likely to reach for a peaty Scotch or robust, …

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

<b>Beringer</b> <b>Founder’s Estate California Cabernet Sauvignon ($9)</b><p>This historic winery makes arguably the broadest collection of acclaimed wines in …

22 Things You Never Knew About 'The Princess Bride'

Inconceivable! It's inconceivable that it's been 30 years since the release of "The Princess Bride," on Sept. 25, 1987.<p>Rob Reiner's beloved and hilarious fairy tale wasn't a huge hit in theaters, but it did make stars out of Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, become a cult favorite, and generate about a …

The 7 essential cocktails every drinker should know how to make

Since the beginning of the craft cocktail renaissance, we’ve been gifted (and occasionally cursed) with a massive creative explosion of new drinks. Good drinks, bad drinks, a few great drinks. New classics that spread around the globe, and drinks doomed to be forgotten because they were mediocre, …

Nutrition

Whiskey from the Guy Who Taught Jack Daniels to Make Whiskey

Jack Daniels wasn’t born knowing how to make whiskey. Someone had to teach him and that someone isn’t who you’d expect. Uncle Nearest, born Nathan …

War

Dank and resinous, this is the 4/20 beer you’ve been searching for

Marijuana folklorists trace the use of “420” as a code for pot smoking to a group of 1970s high school students in San Rafael, Calif., who regularly met at 4:20 p.m. to search for a rumored nearby patch of potent plants.<p>Every year, around April 20, Lagunitas honors the Waldos with their own beer: A …

Craft Brewing

The Best and Worst Canned Wines for Public Drinking | MyRecipes

Up until fairly recently, at most wine or liquor stores, wine containers were limited to two forms: box or bottle. While boxed wine has the advantage …

Kavalan Whisky Is Releasing 5 New Bottles in the U.S. This April: The Sherry and Port Cask Series

I tend to fly a lot. So much so that I’ve developed several strategies on how to bring back damn good amber elixirs home. (But that’s for another story.) And let me tell you, it’s not as easy as it sounds: I blame America’s antiquated three-tier system.<p>But Taiwan-based Kavalan has been on my radar …

Single Malt Whisky

The Largest Auction of Rare Japanese Whisky Ever Is Happening Next Month

HBO licenses out Game of Thrones wine for the Lannister, Stark and Targaryen houses

As Game of Thrones enters into its final season, HBO is upping the merchandising around its top property, by rolling out wines that could be straight …

The Top Spirits Trends to Pay Attention to Right Now

Attention trade members: Consumers are thirsty for whiskey and ready for an ever-increasing flood of “premium” spirits. According to the Distilled …

Trends

Savoring The Vibrant Tuscan Red Wines Of Palazzo Vecchio

I can live off the aroma of these wines.<p>Palazzo Vecchio, the winery, not Florence’s city hall, sits atop a shallow hill in southern Tuscany, in the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG . It’s surrounded by vineyards neatly bisected by five dirt roads. Pretty indeed.<p>Today the estate is run by Maria …

Wine & Spirits

A craft beer hotel in Ohio will feature in-room taps and a hot tub full of IPA

A craft beer hotel complete with brew-based spa treatments, shower beer fridges and a hot-tub filled with IPA could soon be a reality in the US – and contributing to a crowdfunding campaign can ensure that you are one of the first brew-lovers through the door.<p>The DogHouse craft beer hotel & sour …

Craft Beer

9 Budget-Friendly Boxed Wines That Will Actually Impress Your Wine-Loving Friends

Unfolding the corkscrew from the hilt of a wine key. Slicing away the foil like the rind of a clementine. And oh, that resplendent THWUMP! as the …

4 ways to put some French class in your wineglass

Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>Here are terrific wines from Michel Gassier in Costières de Nîmes in southern France, plus a classic style Chateauneuf-du-Pape and a good value premier cru Burgundy.<p><b>—</b><p>Dave McIntyre<p>GREAT VALUE<p>Vignobles Michel Gassier Nostre Pais 2014<p><i>Costières de Nîmes, France, …

Sonoma County

The Difference Between Whisky And Whiskey

When I started drinking liquor I was told by the supposed old hands of the whiskey world that the only difference between whisky and whiskey was the …

Lighten and brighten your wine stash with these 5 bottles

Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>To get us primed for spring, try an electric rosé from Austria and a juicy Riesling from Alsace. Rounding out this week’s selections are two pinot noirs, including a surprising bargain from Bulgaria and a fun Valpolicella from Italy.<p><b>—</b><p>Dave McIntyre<p>GREAT VALUE<p>Loimer …

Flavors

Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Bourbon

It's tough enough to get your hands on Van Winkle bourbons, and the latest, and oldest release from the Pappy distillers promises to be even more …

4 Ways Rye Whiskey is Going Against the Grain

The rye whiskey renaissance has led to a new batch of American distillers breaking established rules and foraging ahead with forward-thinking spirits.<p>…

The 'Haze Craze': Beer Lovers' Newfound Obsession With Murky IPAs

About 13 years ago, The Alchemist brewery in Waterbury, Vt., released a new IPA called Heady Topper. The brewer, John Kimmich, had decided to neither filter nor pasteurize the beer — both common methods of extending a commercial beer's shelf life. The result was an IPA thicker with the microscopic …

Beer

National Drink Wine Day 2017 Quotes: 13 Sayings To Celebrate The Vino-Themed Holiday

Saturday marks a wonderful holiday... and that's not just the wine talking. It's National Drink Wine Day 2017 on Saturday, which is just about the …

Beer of the Week: A double IPA with more hops and malt than you can imagine

India pale ales continue to dominate craft beer sales, with the Brewers Association noting in its 2016 recap that the hop-heavy style represents “roughly one-quarter of craft volume” in America. So when San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery began discussing names for a new double IPA, says …

Constitutional Amendments

Patagonia Long Root Ale

Posted in Drink and Host<p>Patagonia’s Provision division has added an ‘ancient grain’ beer to their list of adult sport drinks. Long Root Ale is a 5.5% …

The Best Wines to Drink if You're Trying to Be Healthy

There are plenty of low-calorie drinks on the market: light beer, pre-bottled drinks from everyone's favorite Real Housewife, and even spiked …

Thomas Jefferson

The Host Key Bottle Opener and Corkscrew

Some nights you split a bottle of wine over dinner. Some nights you crack a beer or two and relax on the couch. Hell, some nights you do both. For …

Behold! The Next 'Game of Thrones' Beer Is Coming, and It's Golden.

It's been more than six long, cold months since the epic <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 6 finale. With no definite premiere date for the seventh season, fans …

A new underground bar in Paris serves over 1000 different whiskeys

France may be best known for its world class wine and Champagne, but a new whiskey bar in Paris is single-handedly challenging that reputation. Golden Promise, tucked beneath a restaurant in an underground vault, features over 1000 bottles of whiskey.<p>Located under La Maison du Saké in the city’s …

10 Essential Bottles of Rum

Experience the original drink of the colonies<p>Paul Yellin is tired of hearing that rum is the new bourbon. “Rum was here long before bourbon,” says the owner of the new <b>Cane Rhum Bar</b> in Charleston, South Carolina. “It was the original drink of the colonies, and that included the United States.” In …

10 Essential Bottles of Bourbon

Rare and delicious bourbons you should try<p>We’re not the only ones who appreciate a fine glass of bourbon. In 2007, <b>Congress officially declared</b> September <b>National Bourbon Heritage Month</b>; eight years later, the allure of the South’s historic spirit is stronger than ever. As a last call for this …

5 wines for Valentine’s Day and beyond

Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>This week’s wines include two rosé sparklers to fit your Valentine’s Day budget: a champagne splurge and an Italian bargain. Then we have a white burgundy that performs much higher than its price, a delicious red from Washington state and, of course, an early 2016 …

Wine