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The main takeaways from the cognac vs. whiskey conversation

Let's breakdown cognac and whiskey, two staple spirits of the drinks culture canon. Here's how the two really differ.
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Museum finds wines from the 1700s hidden behind Prohibition-era wall

There have been some remarkable wine discoveries over the years. This one involves 18th Century Madeira in New Jersey.
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5 delicious (and easy) things to do with stale croissants

You don't have to throw old croissants in the freezer or the trash. This is what to make with croissants when they start to go stale.
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A dozen of the best tequilas for margaritas, according to bartenders

Try the best tequilas for margaritas this 2023 to kick off your casual dinners and happy hours with your colleagues.
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The ultimate list of kitchen essentials every home chef needs

Your kitchen can be one of the toughest rooms to properly stock. To help you out, here are some of the top kitchen tools and appliances to add to your home.
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The very best canned coffee to crack in the a.m.

Canned coffee, like instant coffee in general, has gotten a lot better. Here are some versions to stock up on.
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8 delicious drink recipes for Cinco de Mayo (that aren’t all margaritas)

Cinco de Mayo is about so much more than generic margaritas. Try these nine festive cocktails and see for yourself.
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Tinned fish is all the rage right now, and it’s even better with wine

Tinned fish is all the rage these days. Turns out, it's even better with the right wine, from dry whites to vermouth.
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The 17 gin cocktail recipes you can’t live without

Be a home bartender this 2023 by trying our 17 essential gin cocktails recipes.
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Like space and learning about earth? These are the best 12 science podcasts

Science is far from boring. Learn more about the mysteries of the universe with the best science and space podcasts you should start listening to in 2023.
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This is how to clean a grill, whether it’s charcoal, gas, or pellet

Uncleaned grease and carbon deposits can alter the taste of food and damage your grill. Here, we've outlined the steps on how to clean a grill.
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The best food shows to binge on Netflix right now

Craving a new food series? We foraged through the Netflix catalog to find Taco Chronicles, The Chef Show, Street Food, Ugly Delicious, Nailed It!, and more.
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The best gins, according to those in the know (bartenders)

When it comes to gin, there are many options. We asked some of our favorite bartenders what they like best in the category. Here's what they said.
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11 of the best sparkling water cocktails to rival hard seltzers

Hard seltzers are all the rage, but sparkling water cocktails are classic and timeless and can offer a better flavor regardless of the weather and the season.
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The newest style of pizza? Asian-inspired Neapolitan (seriously!)

Pizza is a blank canvas just waiting for the next injection of artistry. Hapa Pizza is helping put Asian fusion pizza on the map.
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This is the best time to visit Iceland

Iceland is one of the most fascinating countries on the planet. Here's the best time of the year to go.
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The amazing 3-ingredient cocktails every home bartender should know

Cocktails don't have to be complicated for them to be delicious. So, here are ten fool-proof recipes for three-ingredient cocktails you will definitely enjoy.
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These are the 5 most expensive coffees on earth

Purchasing these rare caffeinated delicacies will put a serious dent in your budget, but it will be a coffee experience unlike any other.
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This is the most insane wine cellar in the world

You may not think of wine when you think of the Maldives. But this tiny island is home to the most out there wine cellar we've ever seen.
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The 26 best spring cocktails to cheers the season with

We've rounded up the best spring cocktail recipes just in time for the most vibrant season of the year. So, clink a glass and toast to the warmer days ahead!
The whole cut loin from Juicy Marbles.

Review: Will Juicy Marbles’ plant-based meat be your new favorite dinner option?

More and more producers are getting in on the plant-based meat trend. Juicy Marbles may be the best option since Beyond Meat shook things up a decade ago.
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The 5 most expensive Scotch whiskies on earth

A $20 Scotch is OK, but a $20,000 bottle is better. Here are five of the most expensive Scotch whiskies on the planet.
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The famed Casa Bonita restaurant is reopening (with a decorated chef)

Casa Bonita, Eric Cartman's favorite restaurant, is about to reopen. And the kitschy Denver spot may just blow minds as it now has a decorated chef.
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These are the many myths about sake you probably believe

There are a lot of misconceptions about sake. Here, we're clearing up the confusion with a quick guide on how it's made, served, and meant to be enjoyed.

The 5 classic whiskey cocktails you need in your bartending repertoire

The ability to produce a delicious whiskey cocktail is still an accomplishment to be proud of (and show off, when you can). Check out these 5 best recipes.
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These are the 5 most expensive bottles of cognac to hit the market

Cognac is full of history and therefore touts some rare and extremely old bottles. Here are the five most expensive cognacs of all time.
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These are the absolute hottest places on earth

Your hot day has nothing on these unbelievably hot locales all over the globe. Many are deserts, but some too are cities, small towns, and jungles.
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Here’s how to reheat crab legs for an uber-satisfying meal

Where's the fun in eating cold crab legs? Reheat your crab legs to perfection with an oven, steamer, microwave, air fryer, or grill.
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The 16 best music movies of all time to watch now

Music has played a huge role in film since the beginning, but in some cases, it becomes absolutely central
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Fall for these 9 iconic Prohibition cocktails from the Roaring ’20s

Honing your home mixology skills this 2023? Take inspiration from these Prohibition cocktails, which serve as a reminder of the ingenuity of the Roaring '20s.
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7 rhubarb cocktails worth adding to your spring drinking rotation

Rhubarb is a bright veggie that functions more like a fruit. Here are seven great cocktail recipes that uaw the spring-fresh ingredient.
Brewer Ayla Kapahi of Borderlands.

How the Pink Boots Society is changing the future of craft beer

Women are making waves in the beer industry with the help of organizations like Pink Boots Society.
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The 10 classic vodka cocktails you need to know how to make

There are a number of classic vodka cocktails that are a little more complex but still easy to make, like a Moscow Mule or a White Russian.
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How to enjoy cask-strength whiskey and rum without the hangover

Cask strength is enjoying a bit more than a moment these days. Here's what the term means and why these high-proof spirits have a growing fanbase.
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Behold, the 10 best floral cocktails for spring 2023

These best floral cocktail recipes are springtime staples, setting the warmer days abloom with botanic flavors and vibrant hues.
A bottle of Awayuki Strawberry Gin.

You’ve been missing out on this incredible Japanese gin

Gin continues to ride a new wave of popularity, with more and more regional and flavored options. This Awayuki Gin from Japan may be the best flavored version.
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Curious about liquors that match the hype? Here are the best whiskies at the moment

There have been some great additions to the whiskey sector later. Here's what you need to have on your radar in 2023.
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These are the 25 best restaurants in America right now

The American dining scene is a fertile and expansive banquet that you should fully embrace. Here are the 25 best restaurants within it.
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Know your knife: A guide to the best steel for knives

We've put together a quick guide to some of the most common — and best — knife steels so you can make a more informed decision next time you buy a blade.
A bottle of Singani 63 in wine grapes.

Singani: It’s finally a whole lot easier to get your hands on this Bolivian spirit

There's a new brandy-like spirit in town, and it goes by the name Singani. Here's what you need to know about the age-old South American drink.
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These are the best seasonal fruits and veggies for spring

Spring signals the return of colorful, bright, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Here's what's in season.
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These are the best restaurants in Chicago for a sublime meal

This is your guide to a few of the best restaurants Chicago has to offer. From Filipino food to French, the city has it all (and then some).
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The 7 best wines to drink this Easter: Elevate your holiday meal

Outside, things are still on lockdown. Inside, you can still have a proper Easter spread, provided some good wine is involved.
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Review: Cometeer instant coffee might be better than fresh-ground

Cometeer is changing the instant coffee game with a cool new pod system. Here, we review the brand and its game-changing lineup.
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How to clean cast iron so you don’t ruin expensive cookware: An expert’s guide

We talked to an expert in the field about cleaning your cast iron. Here's what to do and what not to do so your cast iron lasts.
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The 10 best Japanese knives: Upgrade your cooking tools

Japanese chef knives are lighter and sharper than German knives. Here are the best Japanese chef knives you should consider buying this 2023.
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This March, try the best cocktail recipes from the women of Death & Co.

We reached out to a handful of Death & Co. women bartenders to find out what drink recipes they're most proud of. Here are the tasty responses.
The Multnomah Whiskey Library in Portland has one of the largest selections of rare whiskeys in the nation.

The most beautiful bars in the U.S. (for those extra Instagram-worthy drink photos)

The most beautiful bars offer an unmatched aesthetic. From Los Angeles to NYC, here are the ten most beautiful bars in America.

The 30 best biographies to add to your reading list

Every man should read these best biographies at least once, all chosen because of the subject matter as well as the biographer.
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Drink like Hemingway and whip up a Death in the Afternoon cocktail

Ernest Hemingway proved himself a voluble champion of all things alcoholic, so comes his intriguing cocktail invention: the Death in the Afternoon cocktail.