Liquor Snob thinks SeatSaver -- which "lets you cover your drink or hang it off your bottle if you leave" -- might just be the future of bar coasters.
Bid to win a party for up to 20 guests, served by Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Feeding America.
TalkDrinks reviews Natalie Bovis-Nelsen's new book, samples the Pumpkin Pie Preggatini, and reminds us that booze-free cocktails aren't just for moms-to-be.
Monika Bartyzel rhapsodises on "the wonder that is Nick and Nora Charles" with a fabulous montage of cocktail scenes from the classic Thin Man films.
Jay from Oh, Gosh! visits the Connaught Bar, newly reopened as part of a multimillion-pound renovation of the historic Connaught Hotel. Is its storied reputation deserved?
SFist sips the Conservatini™, invented for the Conservatory of Flowers gala: Hangar One Mandarin Blossom, fresh lime, falernum, orgeat, Whiskey Barrel bitters, and chipotle tincture.
Pink Lady recalls a time "when vodka had no friends" and recounts the invention of the Moscow Mule in this week's Dig.
Drinkhacker samples Zacapa Rum 23, a "gorgeous, lush" offering from Guatemala.
Digital City has the lowdown on Beaujolais Nouveau events -- traditionally held just after the stroke of midnight this Thursday -- in Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.
What's the next big spirit? Cheers puts its money on cachaça, pisco, and specialty gin, plus a continued resurgence of rye, liqueurs, and absinthe.
Seattle Times profiles the DRY Soda Company, which offers low-sugar sparkling drinks with flavors like rhubarb, lavender, lemongrass, and kumquat. Two new flavors are coming soon.
Bevlog wonders about the loosening taboo on "Bitch" branding. Before 2001, they didn't find a single Bitch wine, but since then there've been more than more than 60.
Alcademics takes a field trip to the Hangar One Vodka / St. George Spirits distillery.
Recently acquired by Beam, the venerable Cruzan rum brand gets a makeover in line with ideals of "craftsmanship, premium quality, and rich family tradition", says Intoxicologist.
Camper English helps Epicurious readers answer the question: "Now that absinthe is legal in America, what are you going to make with it?"
At $199, the Penguin Sparkling Water Maker is no impulse buy, but the ability to make your own seltzer with this gorgeous gizmo may be too much to resist.
Men's Fitness picks "America's five best bars for beer lovers", with locations in Vegas, Chicago, Portland, Brooklyn, and Washington DC.
NY Times investigates edible cocktails, pondering the point at which drink becomes food.
BevLog spotlights Pretense: "Most wines play up their fine pedigree. A few cut in the other direction and proclaim their normality. "
Drinkhacker reviews the 90-proof Russell's Reserve bourbon, and finds "it lacks the sweetness that makes good bourbon so appealing, but the rye-like characteristics are too muted."
Cheers tells us beer does dessert, too. "Indulge in a glass flavored with ripe berries, peaches or black currants, or a smooth, lightly sweet brown ale."
Oh, Gosh! samples an early Christmas treat for all cocktailians: The Bitter Truth Repeal Bitters.
The Intoxicologist suggests this Bacardi cocktail -- the Jingle Bell Hopper -- for the holidays: lemon rum, sour mix, and Midori.
Darcy O'Neil visits the Finlandia Cup where 11 bartenders (7 US and 4 Canadian) faced off for the opportunity to compete at the world finals in Finland.
Steve Taron, Whole Foods wine specialist, thinks these Top Ten Holiday Wines deserve a little personal attention.
Beaujolais Nouveau Day, held on the third Thursday in November, marks the debut of the first wine made from the harvest of Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France.
Tony Tahan makes Kourabiedes, melt in your mouth Greek cookies that use a healthy glug of amaretto for flavor.
If you find it daunting to find the perfect glass of vino to go with Vietnamese, check out White on Rice Couple's favorite Asian-inspired wine pairings.
T Magazine Case Study by Toby Cecchini: Shrubs, old-fashioned syrups made from fresh fruit soaked in vinegar, can replace citrus in cocktails.
Men's Journal calls the Midnight Manhattan "This Winter’s Best Ski Cocktail:"
Liza Zimmerman profiles San Francisco's cocktail scene: "Inventive bartenders and locally-produced spirits — such as Charbay Vodka and Gin No. 209 — help fuel the trend."
Drinkhacker reviews Stevens Point St. Benedict’s Winter Ale, a "crisp and lightly sweet" holiday brew.
ReCork America project -- an effort sponsored by the world's largest wine cork producer, Amorim -- collects used corks at 25 Whole Foods stores in Northern California and Reno, says the Cellarist.
Dubai Duty Free received 250 numbered bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label King George V, just one of three limited releases from The Intoxicologist.
Imbibe sips Askinosie 75% Soconusco Sipping Chocolate and declares: "Whoa, this is potent stuff!" Much less sweet than a lot of drinking chocolates, it's made with just 1/4 cup of milk.
Gizmodo scoffs at the Chugulug Drinks Factory, a series of interchangeable tubes connecting a variety of specialized compartments such as the Ice Chamber and Vortex Funnel.
Rejiggered's November Chill: gin, apple cider syrup, pomegranate syrup, and Tuaca.
Underhill Lounge experiments with a blender ball -- a gizmo more often found in muscle gyms than mixology -- to help froth his drinks.
Perfect for holiday gift-giving or post-feast sipping, Chow.com's homemade citrus and herbal digestive liqueurs are simple to make and delicious.
Cheers tells us Yuengling's Lord Chesterfield Ale is now available on draft. The Euro-style beer offers a dry, sharp finish, according to the brewer.
Macallan Masters of Photography brings together the worlds of whiskey-making and fine-art images. Rare bottlings are paired with one-off photographs by modern masters like Rankin.
Continuing with the “wine-tails” theme, Jamie Boudreau offers the Gaelic Kir: Cabernet, Scotch, cassis, syrup, and two kinds of bitters.
BeyondDrinks shows us the first in a series of new Camus Cognac's limited editions. Camus Cuvee 3.128 comes in a Baccarat decanter designed by renowned French artist Serge Mansau.
NY Times discovers a small group of vintners ditching the countryside and opening wineries in old factories and industrial showrooms in cities across the country.
Strange Brews: Unusual beers that Men's Fitness says "you gotta try", in categories like Most Un-Beer-Like. Most Potent, and Just Plain Unique.
Vom Fass Gold Cuvee: Pinot blanc wine with real gold flakes. Large orders can be personalized with specially designed labels.