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Tuscan Garden

<b>Tuscan Garden</b><br>The sun falls on an exquisitely manicured, Tuscan-style garden at Newton Vineyard in Napa, California.<p>INSTRUCTIONS:<br>Download this image …

Tiki 101: A Beginner's Guide

Imagine an entire subculture of cocktails named Adam.<p>"What do you want to do tonight, honey?"<p>"Oh, maybe we can try that new Adam bar that just opened in SoHo! I hear they have the coolest Adam decor and mugs."<p>In a sense, that's what tiki is. The word is derived from Māori mythology about the first …

The 10 Most Interesting (and Delicious) Beers We Tried at Boston's Extreme Beer Fest

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>For the past decade, Extreme Beer Fest in Boston has been the spot to snag the strangest, rarest, and most innovative beers from around the world. Presented by Beer Advocate, the festival is a mecca for beer …

How Japanese-Style Slow-Drip Coffee Brewers Work

In some lucky parts of the world, mercury is beginning to rise to that little point on the thermometer that says "iced coffee time". Yet with all the options available nowadays, from bottled, grab-and-go varieties to easy, overnight at-home methods, have you ever considered taking your iced coffee …

Eataly wined and fined & the three-tier system

Eataly Wine will close for six months and its owners, including celebrity chef Mario Batali, will also pay a $500,000 fine per an agreement with New …

How to Stock Your Wine Cellar

For me, the in-house wine cooler—the kind we discussed over here—whether it has space for 24 bottles or 48, is mostly for what you're going to drink soon. It's filled with wine for weeknight dinners and festive dinner parties, special occasions, and bottles to bring to friends. It's where you keep …

Checking On Some Older CA Pinot Noir

Once upon a time, among the many criticisms leveled at California wine, there existed the notion that California wines did not age as well as their …

Ask a Sommelier: What Makes a Great Wine List?

One of the most important tasks of a wine director is creating and managing a restaurant's wine list. But what sets apart a just-ok list from a great one? How does a wine director go about choosing wines and making a great list? We asked sommeliers from around the country for their thoughts.<p>"I …

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

<i>Wine Spectator</i>’s James Molesworth is in Bordeaux to taste the 2013 vintage from barrel to determine the quality and character of the young wines, in …

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Saisons

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Ask a <i>what</i>? A Certified Cicerone®. That is, a beer expert who has passed a particular certification exam administered by the Craft Beer Institute. Curious about beer certifications? Read more here.<p>More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Did …

A Beginner's Guide to American Beer Styles

<i>American beer</i>. Whatever that phrase means to you, it probably doesn't mean the same thing to the guy sitting on the barstool next to you. Or to the guy on a barstool in Portland, Oregon. Or in Munich. Or in Copenhagen.<p>More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer …

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Coffee at Noma, The World’s Best Restaurant – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Last year at the end of his talk for the Nordic Barista Cup, René Redzepi, chef and co-owner of the two-Michelin star restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, …

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The Daily Meal’s Best Coffee Shops in America – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The Daily Meal, one of the internet’s fastest growing food websites, just released one of the more thorough lists of great coffee shops that can be …

The Coffee Collective Begins Food Pairings – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The Danish stalwarts at Coffee Collective recently made an exciting announcement on their blog. After years of only serving limited pastry offerings …

An Illustrated World of Coffee – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Mr. Porter, an online retailer of high-end menswear, published a lovely interactive map of global coffee trends this summer in the journal section of …

DCILY’s Favorite American Roasters for Thrillist – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Yesterday, Thrillist (a daily newsletter of curated recommendations) published a list of the “best coffee roasters in America.” I was one of the …

Coffee

First Look: Saint Frank Coffee in San Francisco – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Saint Frank, the newest specialty coffee bar in San Francisco is set to finally open this weekend in Russian Hill. The new space is really incredible …

Seriousness: Gender & Specialty Coffee – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The subject of the gender gap in specialty coffee is something that occasionally get’s brought up, debated heavy handedly for a brief period of time …

Coffee

The Awesome Coffee Culture of Iran – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Apart from the downsides of coffee shop crackdowns in Iran, there is still a determination among young Iranians to enjoy coffee socially and have …

Coffee

Coffee Touring: The Best Coffee in Riga – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Just last month, Riga, the capital of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltic states, was officially unveiled as the European Capital of Culture …

What people order at Starbucks around the United States

If US cities are what they drink—or at least, what they drink at Starbucks—then Portland, Oregon, is an eggnog latte.<p>Coffee drinkers in Seattle, the birthplace of the global coffee giant, are likelier than anyone else to order their coffee with an extra shot of espresso. Those in San Francisco have …

'Coffee Flour': The Java You Can Eat

Coffee's future may involve some not-so-average Joe.<p>Making coffee is a complex thing. Long before the stuff makes it to your cup/glass/comically large thermos, it must be converted—from fruit to bean. Doing that requires that the fruit (the "cherries") be harvested from "spindly, bush-like" coffee …

How I Met Your Aunt: A Bizarre Ending for How I Met Your Mother

The finale's last scene underlined the show's oddly insular conception of friendship.<p>If you're looking for a reason to hate last night's finale of <i>How I Met Your Mother</i>, here is one: "The point of the story is that you totally have the hots for Aunt Robin," Penny, Ted's teenage daughter, informs him …

Still Very, 25 Years Later: The Bleak Genius of Heathers

The black comedy isn't just a forbearer to Clueless and Mean Girls—it's one of the most scathing indictments of high-school groupthink ever made.<p>The cult of <i>Heathers</i>, the 1988 black comedy about two high school students who unintentionally make suicide popular, has grown so much in 25 years that …

The Pro-Orgasm Movement

At a conference last weekend, practitioners of orgasmic meditation came together.<p>Wearing a red mini dress and stilettos, Nicole Daedone slips into an apron. “I wear an apron because I’ve ruined all my dresses with lube at this point,” she jokes. A small blonde woman clad in black comes out and …

The Feisty Feminism of 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun,' 30 Years Later

The track was originally a man's account of bedding women—until Cyndi Lauper transformed it into a rallying cry for sexual equality.<p>It was 1983, and women were starting to get loud. In the academy, writers and theorists were debating prostitution, pornography, and BDSM. The Equal Rights Amendment …

Women's Wages Are Rising: Why Are So Many Families Getting Poorer?

Start by looking at what's happening with men's wages.<p>The good news, trumpeted in <i>Women’s Work,</i> the latest report from the Pew Economic Mobility Project, is that dramatic increases in women’s labor-force participation have boosted the “financial security and mobility” of millions of families across …

Mac DeMarco: Mannish Boy

<i>Photos by Chris Buck</i><p>Mac DeMarco: "Passing Out Pieces" (via SoundCloud)<p>It’s late October when I walk up to Mac DeMarco's home studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where the creaky iron gate outside never seems to shut all the way. The 23-year-old comes to the door looking and sounding like he’s been up all …