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Evaluating Napa and Sonoma’s 2018 Vintages

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This harvest appears to be one of the biggest and best in several years. Each phase of the growing season in Napa and Sonoma this year …

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Getting Into Grappa

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Grappa has been traditionally considered an Italian spirit that’s enjoyed at the end of a meal or with coffee. It was not something that you’d savor …

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Pairing Bourbon Cocktails with Southern Cooking

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Southern cooking and bourbon. Name a more iconic duo, I’ll wait. Both were on the menu last week at Peaches in Norwalk, Connecticut. The pub and …

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Epic Wine-pairing Ideas

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Many guests want to break free of the typical wine pairings but often they’re not sure where to start. Petra Polakovicova, wine director at San Francisco’s …

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The Beverage Excellence Awards Are Back for 2019

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The Cheers Beverage Excellence Awards are back after a five-year hiatus. The BevEx Awards celebrate full-service chain restaurants for their beverage program’s creativity, originality and impact …

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9 Virginia Distilleries To Watch Out For

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Virginia is for lovers, and wine — and also whiskey. The state boasts a burgeoning craft distilling industry. Virginia shares a similar climate, ideal for barrel …

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5 Emerging Tequila and Mezcal Brands

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Tequila is on fire. The category grew 6.1% in the U.S. in 2017 for a total of 17.3 million 9-liter cases, according to the Beverage Information …

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6 Tips For Stepping Up Your Bar’s Wine Program

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Many bars and restaurants put wine on their menus because they have to, according to David Foss, partner in Invictus Hospitality. “You have to have a …

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From Sotol to Soju, Bartender Tips for Exotic Spirits

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As guests become more sophisticated about spirits, they want to learn more about and sample the lesser-known categories, including pisco, singani, cachaça, shochu, soju, baiju and …

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8 Rum Cocktails for Summer

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Summer is time for Tiki and other fun, refreshing rum drinks! Below we have eight rum cocktails, created by industry pros, that you can whip up …