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“I would say this is actually the year I re-embraced rock,” says !!! frontman Nic Offer over a crystal-clear line from Japan. Perhaps not surprising …

5 myths about wine that just aren't true

One of the benefits of having a sommelier in your circle of friends is that you can ask all the wine questions that seem silly, strange, or obvious to ask without getting embarrassed. (That, and they usually bring pretty tasty wines to dinner parties.)<p>But we love getting these questions. Wine …

How to Make Popular Cocktails | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mike Hagan, a bartender and a recent feature in our So You Want My Job series.</i><p>There’s been a trend lately to …

14 genius Stephen Hawking quotes that will make you question your place in the universe (pictures)

Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Public speaking is destiny for all of us. Improve your skills with these tips.<p>"I will make an ass of myself."<p>That's the bottom line, isn't it? The fear of public speaking captured in a single sentence. The size of the crowd may vary—could be a ballroom, could be a living room—but the fear is the …

The Perfect Martini Requires 50 Stirs and It's Worth It

Audrey Saunders of the famed Pegu Club taught us how to make the perfect martini. Learn her magic.<p>The <i>Mad Men</i> days of the three-martini power lunch are over but the martini is still the sexiest drink around. It’s also one of the simplest to make. Yet for the martini’s simplicity (real martinis only …

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Ableton Live Tutorial: Beginning a Live Project With Drums

<b>Ableton Live is fantastic for drum programming; it has all the tools you need, and it’s easy to get started. Martin Delaney counts you in</b>…<br>For this …

The RIGHT Way to Pack Your Luggage!

Your standard packing checklist will only get you so far. From theme parks to weekend getaways to cruising, we’ll show you what specific items to …

IMAGINARY FOUNDATION COSMIC SYMBOLISM FLY-THROUGH

This collection explores the symbolic power embedded within the geometry of the Cosmos. From orbital patterns of the planets to celestial …

7 Things You Should Know About Bourbon

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, a celebration of America’s “native spirit.” I celebrate bourbon pretty much year-round, but it’s nice …

Whiskey

Whisky 101

Want to know everything about whisky? Start here.<p>This tool will help you figure out the ideal whisky proof for you—and exactly how much water to add …

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How to taste whisky: Become an expert in 7 steps

Do you drink <b>whisky</b>? Do you enjoy <i>single malts</i>? Do you appreciate it? Great so you have a lot of the way already done. Tasting whiskies is mostly about</i> …

How to Taste Single Malt Scotch

Single malt scotch is a Scottish spirit created from malted barley. It’s called “single” malt scotch because it’s made in one distillery, unlike …

The Serious Eats Guide to Single Malt Scotch

Last week, we examined the distinction between single malt and blended Scotch whiskies. Today, we'll step back a bit and take a more detailed (much more detailed) look at the single malt. I'll describe what single malts are, explain how they're made and aged, discuss the concept of Scotch terroir, …

Don’t Be a Single-Malt Scotch Snob

I’ve sat in on many a whisky discussion at many a fancy bar when the conversation suddenly turns ugly after one of the spirits lovers mentions she …

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A Weekend In Barcelona, Spain

We took a short weekend break to Barcelona, a city I’d always been pretty fond of after the last time I visited way back in 2004. Back then I wasn’t …

The 30 best holidays in Portugal for 2017

Portugal summer holiday guide<p>Planning a holiday to Portugal? Read our guide to the best regions, including advice on Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, Alentejo, and the Algarve. By Mary Lussiana, Telegraph Travel's Portugal expert.<p>There is much to discover in Europe’s most westerly country, for while golfers …

PHOTOS: 10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Top 10 war movies

10. Where Eagles Dare<p>As the second world war thriller became bogged down during the mid-60s in plodding epics like Operation Crossbow and The Heroes of Telemark, someone was needed to reintroduce a little sang-froid, some post-Le Carré espionage, and for heaven's sake, some proper macho thrills …

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