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Brandy’s Many Branches

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The brandy category is undergoing an evolution; some would say, a revolution. While Cognac has long been the king, a wave of new products has hit …

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BevX Awards 2020: An Omni-excellent Approach

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A listing of a drink’s ingredients on a cocktail menu without any additional context or description can be confusing or misleading. Even if guests are familiar …

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A Taste of The World’s Oldest Rum Distillery

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Mount Gay has been producing rum on Barbados for more than 300 years, and is today the oldest continuously functioning rum distillery in the world. Owned …

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Loco For Coquito

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It’s time to raise a glass to the Coquito, the creamy, coconut, boozy holiday concoction that originated in Puerto Rico. A traditional Christmas drink, Coquito—which means “little …

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Behind The Scenes at Stranahan’s Annual Snowflake Whiskey Release

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The first person arrived 11 days early. Spots behind him filled up quickly as other whiskey fans set up campsites around Stranahan’s distillery in Denver. Hundreds …

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7 Sensational Sips for the Holiday Season

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With the late Thanksgiving this year and Hanukkah and Christmas falling in the same week, it’s mayhem this month as people try to get ready for …

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Cheers At 30: 6 Trends from The Past 5 Years

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It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since we unveiled the first issue of Cheers. The full-service restaurant business has changed considerably since then. We …

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Tasting the 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau

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Every November, wine-lovers from around the world raise a glass in celebrating this French tradition. Made from gamay grapes in the Beaujolais region, Nouveau is bottled …

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Spirit-free Sips Are Soaring

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Mocktails. Non-alcoholic cocktails. Zero-proof libations. Whatever you call them, the modern versions are miles above the sad, lemon-wheel-adorned glass of soda water that non-imbibers used to …

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Liqueurs: More Than Modifiers

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While base spirits are the foundation of the cocktail, liqueurs contribute the nuance and personality that distinguish a great drink. Bartenders have their go-to liqueurs that …