Chow's Belgian beer primer helps decode the world’s most acclaimed (and confusing) brews.
Cocktail Virgin whips up a batch of homemade sweet vermouth, the better to make a Fourth Degree cocktail for MxMo "Made from Scratch".
Alcademics has the dish on Simon Difford's new book, Cocktails Made Easy, which covers 500 drinks that can be made with only 14 ingredients.
Like Chablis and Merlot, the Mai Tai's approval rating has dipped over the years. But when made with fresh ingredients and top-shelf liquors, this tropical standard can be a thing of beauty.
Beyond Drinks reports that Moët & Chandon are launching a pop-up holiday boutique, Atelier Moët, in London. Personalized bottles with customized with Swarovski crystals are available from £50.
BusinessWeek weighs in on aging (or not) single-malt whisky, and says that Glenmorangie's Signet is worth the price at $185 for a 750ml bottle.
Are we ready for winter ales yet? They're coming, says Bevlog.
The Jacques Rose, made with home-infused pear brandy, homemade grenadine, and homegrown lemons, in honor of MxMo "Made from Scratch"
Serious Eats features Lazarus Wine, made by people who are blind. Madrid-based agency Baud designed the beautiful, innovative label, which comes in black or bright yellow.
Veuve Clicquot plans to open a champagne bar on the first floor of Harrods. Sold by the glass or bottle, what a wonderful pause amidst holiday shopping!
According to Esquire, this special formulation of Dr. Pepper is made from cane sugar. And you can only get it within a 44-mile radius of Dublin, Texas.
Another homemade MxMo entry, Tiare's Punch Combava features her own kaffir lime-infused rum.
Luxist showcases a new, smaller bottling of Rémy Martin's Louis XIII Champagne Cognac, previously available only in a $80K magnum. The Baccarat decanter features a fleur-de-lys stopper.
For Mixology Monday "Made from Scratch" edition, Stevi concocts her own Swedish Punsch and compares it to the commercial Carlshamns.
1800 Tequila store window display
Two at the Most experiments with Bellringer Gin for TDN and comes up with the Bitter Apricot cocktail.
While at the Paper Magazine 24 Hour Dept Store ~ discovered that Royal T's golden teas come with cocktail recipes on the backs! I hear they are deliciously refreshing ~
Eco-friendly aluminum packaging now seen in wines from Volute.
Intoxicologist ramps up for the holidays with a collection of Makers Mark seasonal drinks, including the Kentucky Champagne cocktail, and a drinkable Bourbon Ball.
To better understand Hayman's Old Tom gin, Alcolog samples seven bottles of gin and genever to put the newly re-released offering in context.
TalkDrinks hits the trail to the Camelback Inn, one of Phoenix's original resorts, and sips the Last Oasis: Blanco tequila, agave nectar, lime juice, and basil.
After months of discussions and planning, the Washington State Bartenders Guild is official. If you work in an Evergreen State bar, don't miss the inaugural party on November 9th.
Cocktail Culture profiles Marleigh Riggins of Sloshed! and features her Time Change cocktail.
With the nip of fall in the air, The Kitchn cozies up to some distinctively smoky single-malt whiskies from the Scottish Isles of Islay and Skye.
While high-end coffee makers promise ultimate convenience, there's still nothing quite like a French press. Bodum's iconic Chambord press comes two 12-oz. Pavina double-wall glasses.
Alcademics features a Kenwood Artist Series wine label by Shepard Farley, the designer behind the "Hope" Obama poster and "Obey" fame. (Check the Andre the Giant necklace detail!)
Once upon a time, says Esquire, there were only two choices of whiskey -- Jameson and Bushmills. But Clontarf Irish Whiskey changed their minds.
The iconic rum brand Sailor Jerry have announced they are to launch exhibitions of Norman Collins artwork in spaces across the UK.
“There are only two things better than a bottle of Knob Creek — a bottle with your name on it and a gift bottle with your personal message.” Best of all, these holiday labels are free.
Stirring up a patriotic Old Fashioned to celebrate the election.
Drink Dogma demystifies American conceptions about mezcal -- Mexico's other, and arguably best, spirit.
Dos Hermanos report quite favorably indeed on "a new and 'secret' bar just opened in a former private dining room at London’s oldest restaurant, Rules."
You might think of the Midwest as being solidly in the beer-drinking camp, but the Kansas City Star reports hard cider is making a tasty comeback.
Girly Drinks offers up a Guava Daiquiri from the book "Calypso Coolers": Rum, guava, lime juice, and Cointreau.
Beefeater launched their new ultra-premium gin, 24, with a lot of pizzaz, but does it live up the hype? Jay Hepburn samples the gin and tries it in the Mar-tea-nez cocktail.
How can you afford imported wine with the dollar so weak? SF Chronicle offers interesting options to help you stretch your vino budget.
Slashfood samples Rhum Clement VSOP, an AOC Martinique aged rhum agricole, declaring the aroma "smooth, lush, and fragrant with vanilla and toffee, over an earthy, sensual base."
Swanky felt filigree trivets and coasters from Delight make any cocktail gathering a stylish party.
Looking for new excuses to use vanilla syrup and eyeing a bottle of Old Forester Repeal Bourbon, Kaiser Penguin invents the Hamelin Swizzle.
Serious Eats' Paul Clarke takes a closer look at Hayman's Old Tom Gin, "a lightly sweetened style ... [with] the richer, smoother mouth feel of the malty Genever-style gins."
The Waikiki Beachcomber from Science of Drink: "Strange creation of famous tiki-bartender Don Beach."
Carmel Apple Cider is the perfect fall drink: Vodka, butterscotch schnapps, and a splash of apple cider in a cinnamon-rimmed glass.
Museum of the American Cocktail invites us to a party celebrating legendary New Orleans restaurateurs Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan's new book, "In the Land of Cocktails".
Best Pinot Noir under $20: the latest in The Kitchn's ongoing series on affordable (and still good!) wine.
Searching for the perfect drink to toast election results, Camper English goes for the Chicago Fizz. And not just because of Obama's hometown...
The Intoxicologist cautions that -- if one is going to taste even the tiniest sample of $2,000 Highland Park 40-year-old single malt Scotch whisky -- it pays to be prepared.