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A Beginner’s Guide to Paso Robles Wine Country

Paso Robles is the wine jewel of central California, with more than 200 wineries and 60 grape types. Here's where to go in the town made famous by Sideways.
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The 10 Best Social Justice Movies to Stream Right Now

Looking to educate yourself? We've gathered some of the best movies and documentaries about social justice currently streaming online.
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The Best Saucepans for Smaller Cooking Jobs

A small saucepan is a versatile tool every cook should have. Here's what they can do and five to keep in mind.

The 10 Best Boxed Wine Brands for 2022

Just because boxed wine is cheap doesn't mean it's all gross. Here are 10 brands that will leave you pleasantly surprised.
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The 9 Finest Gins for Sipping and Mixing

Gin is a superhero; complex enough to enjoy on its own or with some tonic and elaborate enough for some wonderful classic cocktails. Here are the 9 best.
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The 9 Best Spaghetti Sauce Brands to Buy in 2022

You don't have to be a chef to make a mean batch of spaghetti but you do need a sturdy sauce. These are the nine best brands out there.
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The 9 Best Hot Dog Brands in 2022

Move over apple pie, the hot dog is America's darling and these nine brands prove it.
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The Best Amber Ales in 2022

If craft beer has a style that tastes like late October, it has to be the amber ale and these are the best ones we have found in the market.
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The Ultimate Neutral Grain Spirits Guide 2022

There's a somewhat hidden player in the drinks realm and it goes by the name of neutral spirits. Learn more about them in our 2022 guide.
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The 11 Best Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigios of 2022

Pinot Gris and Grigio is a beloved and popular white wine with producers all over the planet. Be sure to give these 11 picks a try this 2022.
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The 11 Best Pale Ales Money Can Buy

One of the most approachable styles in beer, the pale ale is a real winner. Here are the 11 best to look out for.
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The 11 Best Citrus Cocktails to Make in 2022

To celebrate the prime of citrus season, we have gathered the best citrus cocktails that everyone can make for a zestier, more citrus-forward 2022.
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The 8 Best Top-Shelf Vodka Brands Worth Savoring

Price doesn't always equate to flavor in the spirits world, but these high-end, top-shelf vodka brands are definitely worth it.
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The 20 Best Beers That Everyone Should Drink in 2022

The American beer landscape is rich and diverse. Fortunately for you, we've done the work to bring you this exhaustive list of the best beers for 2022.
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The Best Holiday Beers to Stuff Your Stockings With

Santa would appreciate one of the best holiday beers of 2022 a lot more than cookies. Here are some of our favorites for the 2022 holiday season.
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The 11 Best Dark Rum Brands To Sip in 2022 and Beyond

Rum deserves more of your attention and if these stand-out dark rums don't do the trick, we're not sure what will.
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The Best Champagne for Mimosas in 2022

This 2022, you can elevate your mimosa game without breaking the bank with these stellar options of Champagne and sparkling wine.
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The 5 Best Non-Alcoholic Beers for Athletes and Non-Athletes

The best non-alcoholic beer are favorites among athletes but they are also perfect for cutting back or quitting altogether.
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Here’s a Sonoma County Wine Guide Introduction

California has some of the best wines out there. Here's a little Sonoma County Wine Guide to get you familiar with the area.
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Here’s How the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Gives Back

Sierra Nevada is a brand that certainly gives back and is going so significantly as we speak with its Dankful IPA release.
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You Need to Make This Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

It's safe to say that these hot buttered rum recipes soothe the soul, especially during winter.
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The 7 New Champagne of Beers to Drink This New Year’s Eve

Not everyone likes champagne or any type of bubbly so we put together this quick list of the best beers to drink for NYE.
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Learn How to Poach Pears Like the Pros Do

Poached pears seem intimidating but shouldn't be. Here's how to make the wintry dish like a pro, and some pairings to boot.

How to Make an Eggnog and Mix into 6 Cocktail Recipes

We've rounded up the six best spiked eggnog recipes, ones that emphasize everything from Cognac to Mezcal.
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The 9 Best Grilling Gifts To Check Out for the Holidays

Grilling is simple at its core but is made better thanks to all kids of tools and gadgets. Here are the best grilling gifts of the year.
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These are the 9 Absolute Best Gifts for Foodies

Foodies can be a handful and really hard to shop for. Here are nine gifts guaranteed to please them.
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Here are Some of the Best Gifts for Parents

Parents deal with a lot. Treat them to a thoughtful gift this year, one that will bring some joy and maybe even a chance to exhale.
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The 9 Best Holiday-Themed Bars Worth a Visit

Holiday bars can be glorious, over-the-top places you want to stay in all December. Here are nine of the best in America.
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The 10 Best Gifts for Fishermen This Holiday

We've got all the best gift idea for the fishermen in your life, whether they're just getting started or seasoned anglers.
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If You’re a Fan of IPAs, You’ll Love the New Cold IPA Beer Style

Buckle up beer drinkers, there's a new IPA in town. Here's what to know about the emerging Cold IPA.
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How Santa Teresa Rum Distillery Teaches Life Skills and Rugby

Santa Teresa 1796 is not just a rum brand based in Venezuela. Thanks to its popular and decorated Project Alcatraz, the brand gives back in a big way.
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5 of the Best Japanese Cocktails to Make at Home

Japanese food and drink culture is filled to the brim with excellence and creativity. Here are 5 cocktails that reflect the magic.
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These Are 11 of the Best Fishing Gifts for Dad

Need some of the best fishing gift ideas for dad? Here are 11 top choices.
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The 15 Best Christmas Albums to Listen to This Year

We found some of the best Christmas albums for you to get into the holiday spirit. So crank up the volume!
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What Sommeliers are Drinking at Home

We asked a handful of top sommeliers what they like to drink at home. Here are their inspiring answers. Who's thirsty?

Can Something Truly be Mouthwatering?

We love to call compelling edibles mouthwatering. But can something we eat or drink truly be so?
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A Cocktail Sage Shares Her Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled wine may not have the most attractive name but it can produce the most attractive flavors. Here's an amazing recipe to try this winter.
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Repurpose Your Red Wine with Winter Sangria

Sangria can be an excellent wintertime drink, if you follow these recipes.
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Mezcal is Rising in Popularity and Here’s Why

Mezcal is firing on all cylinders these days. Here's why the agave spirit is popular and where it may be headed in the near future.
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Get Inventive with Your Thanksgiving Leftovers This Year

Looking to try a more adventurous way of repurposing your Thanksgiving leftovers? We’ve got you covered with these creative and delicious-sounding ideas.
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Supply Chain Causes Drinks Shortages Across the Country

The supply chain bottleneck has become more than just an inconvenience. It has rippled though the entire drinks industry.
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Best Black Friday Tent Deals 2021: Cheapest Prices Today

Take advantage of one of these many Black Friday deals on tents to enhance your next camping trip.
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5 of the Best Slow Cooker Ideas for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving and the weekend after, treat yourself to an easy-to-make dish that will afford you more time with friends and family.
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The 5 Best Fall Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes

Autumn is fully here and it's a great time to eat, especially if you're after vegetarian and vegan dishes.
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The Best Instant Ramen Noodles You Should Try

Instant ramen noodles are not the most romantic meal but there are some genuinely good options if you do your homework.
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The 15 Best Wines to Serve for Thanksgiving This Year

These are the best Thanksgiving wines to serve for dinner or during cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres.
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The 3 Best Japanese Rums You Need To Know About

Japanese rum is far from big at the moment but it may be soon. Like whisky, it has tons of potential.
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9 of the Best Caribbean Cocktails Inspired by The Bahamas

The Bahamas can come to you with these nine sunny cocktail recipes inspired by the Caribbean nation.
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The 7 Best Flavored Whiskies to Add to Your Bar

Here are some of the best flavored whiskies that follow a long line of flavored beverages but with so many options, you can go in many directions.
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A Guide on How to Pair Scotch and Cheese

It's not everyday people think of scotch and cheese as partners. This is the guide to show you how to do it properly.