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Ferment Brewing beer.

The future of craft beer is the digitally printed can (and why that’s a really good thing)

Craft beer is always on the move. The next big thing might just be digitally printed cans for smaller runs of beer.
La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.

The best Santa Fe restaurants: A guide to this city’s incredible food and wine

Santa Fe is known for its incredible galleries and amazing architecture. Turns out, the Southwest town has a thriving culinary scene too.
Closeup of a man holding a fishing rod

Is fishing a sport or a hobby? It depends…

Is fishing a sport or hobby? It's complicated, but we discuss whether those who fish can consider themselves athletes or hobbyists.
Epic Western Ranch Water can and southwest scene.

The 6 best ranch waters to drink this summer

It's ranch water season, a hot stretch of late summer deserving of a thirst-quenching drink. Here are the six best canned options.
Paloma con Manzana cocktail.

This Paloma drink recipe puts a refreshing twist on the classic

The Paloma is a classic for good reason. But that doesn't mean you can't shake things up, as this creative recipe suggests.
Chicken breast

This chef brines 8,000 lbs. of meat each month — these are his top tips

As barbecue season really sets in, don't forget about the power of brining. Here are some tips from a top chef.
anchor brewing liberty ale

Our nation’s oldest craft brewery is no more (probably)

Anchor Brewing Company is set to be liquidated by the end of summer. That's sad news for the American craft brewing scene.
Open tin can, canned salmon, on wooden background, top view

The 13 best canned salmon brands for a healthy, easy meal

Planning to have a healthy lifestyle this year? We've got you covered! Check out our list of the best canned salmon that's easy and affordable.
The inside of a busy airport.

A new study says these are the best airports for hungry travelers

Travel season is here, meaning planes, meals, and takeoffs. Here are the best airports for food, according to a useful new study.
Night Sky Over Idaho's Craters of the Moon

Where will the next U.S. national park be?

The 64th and newest National Park will be here soon. Here are the candidates and what the naming process is like.
White wine

How to order wine, according to a seasoned pro

Wine can be intimidating stuff. Order with confidence with these helpful tips from some industry pros.
Mint julep

The 11 best bourbons for making the perfect mint julep

The mint julep calls for a whiskey of the highest caliber. We've rounded up the best bourbons for the iconic drink, just add mint and sugar.
Pouring sake

What is sake? We break down everything you need to know

You've heard of sake before, but do you actually know what sake is? Here's an intro to the Japanese beverage, plus a few good ones to try.
Santa Teresa rum flight.

These are the best rums, according to bartenders

You can do better when it comes to the summery spirit of rum. Here are the top picks from bartenders across the nation.
Flames from a charcoal grill.

A top chef shares his favorite summer grilling recipes and tips

Summer spells barbecue and flame-cooked goodness. Do it right with these recipes and tips from one of the top chefs in the game.
Man drinking at sunset.

The science of drinking at high altitudes (plus, expert tips for your mid-flight cocktail)

Your friends may think they're feeling those Jell-O shots more at a high-elevation retreat but they're just operating in an area with a bit less oxygen.
Golden wuish duck flambe

You need to try this Peking duck prepared 3 ways

The exquisite flavors of Peking duck are now better than ever at Golden Wuish in NYC. Prepared three ways, Golden Wuish shares their secrets with The Manual.
The Champagne Safari cocktail from Hot Tin.

How to use Pimm’s for a refreshing cocktail this summer

Pimm's is so often thrown into a Pimm's Cup, a classic drink. But the British liqueur can do way more than that.
Once in a Blue Moon Cocktail

Celebrate Independence Day with one of these tasty 4th of July cocktails

Taste summer and celebrate the holiday with 12 of the best 4th of July cocktails.
Cherry bbq sauce on chicken.

Chefs reveal their best easy barbecue sauce recipes to up your grilling game

You probably have most of the stuff to follow these three easy barbecue sauce recipes — all created by chefs — in your pantry.
An Old Fashioned cocktail.

Top bartenders reveal the best cocktails to order at the bar

Looking to stretch your dollar at the bar? These are the best cocktails to order, according to top bartenders.
Sunday gravy tomato sauce pasta pot

How to make the best spaghetti sauce, according to Jamie Oliver

Great spaghetti sauce is a joy to eat and simple to prepare, as this delicious recipe from Jamie Oliver reveals.

The great lobster roll battle pits Maine vs. Connecticut: Which is better?

What's better, the Maine or Connecticut lobster roll? We spoke to chefs on a quest to crown the true champion.
Negra Modelo

This is the drink that replaced Bud Light as the most popular beer in the U.S.

For the first time in about a generation, Bud Light is not the most popular beer in America. That title, for a host of reasons, is now owned by Modelo.
Pouring whiskey into a glass

12 whiskies perfect for Dad this Father’s Day

This Father's Day, give Dad what he really wants: whiskey. Here are some great options, from bourbon to Scotch.
A carefree young man drinks water from a bottle while going for a hike up a mountain

These are the 9 best alkaline water options to drink this summer

Alkaline water is known for promoting bone health and digestion. Given its benefits to our health, here's a list of the best alkaline water options for summer.
Parmesan rinds cheese

Use your tasty Parmesan rinds — don’t throw them out

This flavor-packed outer cheese shell is a favorite “secret ingredient” of many pro chefs, including Eric Lees, the accomplished chef currently at Busan.
An ice-cold glass of Mango Basil Margarita on black table.

The best mango cocktails to bring the tropics to your glass

Mangos and late spring go hand in hand. Here are a handful of great drinks that celebrate the tropical fruit.
A clank of two rainbow glasses

6 LGBTQ winemakers you need to know

Long ignored or left without proper access to the industry, queer winemakers are changing the game and making great juice en route.
The Heavenly Sipper, an AI-generated cocktail.

Can AI make a better drink? We asked an expert (and the answer might surprise you)

AI is doing a lot behind the scenes. Now, chatbots are entering the cocktail world, offering recipes and new ways to balance mixed drinks.
A pint of beer and a soccer match.

The best bars for MLS fans: Get a pint at one of these great spots

MLS season is in full swing and game-going fans like a good drink. Here are the best bar options near major soccer stadiums.
Agave stacked up at Flecha Azul

How to pick the absolute best tequila, just by looking at the label

Tequila, like a lot of liquids, can contain additives. Looking at what that really means and the larger movement towards authentic agave spirits.
Sardines

The 10 best canned sardines to elevate your summer cooking

Here's our list of the best canned sardines can help you elevate the flavors of your recipes this summer.
Chinese food leftovers on a wooden bench.

Elevate your takeout food with the right wine (they’re all under $22, too!)

Takeout food is a godsend. It can also be made markedly better with the right wine, all without breaking the bank.
A beer pint at the airport.

The very best airport watering holes, from LAX to JFK

Traveling about the country? These are the best airport bars, from LAX to JFK and busy hubs in between.
The e-trike from Sixthreezero.

Do you need an electric trike? We tested one out to see

The tricycle is not just a kid's toy, it's a fun means of transportation for grown-ups. Here, we review the newest model from e-bike specialist Sixthreezero.
Brewer-Clifton vineyard view.

A guide to the many gems of Santa Barbara wine country

Now more than ever is the best time to taste the quality and craftsmanship hard at work in Santa Barbara wine country. Here are some ideas for where to go.
A toast with two Sure Sure cocktails

The 19 best frozen drinks for impending heat waves

There's not much more refreshing in this world than the frozen drink, especially as summer hits. Here are 19 to try in 2023.
Chef Vikas Khanna

Learn these amazing spring cooking tricks from a Michelin Star chef

Spring spells a lot of things but we don't always know how or what to cook this time of year. Here, Chef Vikas Kanna offers some sage advice.
Plate of pasta

Why Italian food absolutely deserves to be UNESCO-recognized

UNESCO is on the verge of formally recognizing Italian cuisine. Given the food culture that exists in Italy, we're not entirely surprised.
Crab on display at the store.

Study signals bad news for seafood lovers hoping for fewer canceled crab seasons

Climate change affects us all. Crab have been hit especially hard as of late and this newest research isn't ideal for our oceans and their inhabitants.
Los Magos Sotol field image.

Sotol is the super sustainable alternative to tequila that you’re going to love

Following the surge of Mexican spirits coming to the fore, Sotol is ready to have its moment. Given its highly sustainable nature, it may be here to stay.
Green Chartreuse

The Chartreuse shortage is real (and here to stay), but we’ve got some great substitutes

We're getting used to supply chain shortages. Here's how to work around the latest, a low stock of green Chartreuse.
The scene at Compline Wine Shop in Napa.

The coolest wine shops in America have it all

The coolest wine shops do more than sell wine; they offer an immersive, multi-sensory experience. Here are some of the best in America.
A cup of coffee from Big Island Coffee.

Hawaiian coffee is about more than just great Kona beans

Hawaii is a special, special place. That's true for the coffee it produces too, made expertly and done with sustainability in mind.
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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.
A served margarita sitting on a bar

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.
Lavazza canned coffees.

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.
Wine and tinned fish from Tiny Fish Co.

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.