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Matt Domino

Matt Domino

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Matt Domino is a writer living in Brooklyn. His fiction has appeared in Slice and The Montreal Review, while his non-fiction has been featured on The Paris Review Daily, Splitsider, SLAM Online, The Nervous Breakdown, Cool Hunting, Bleacher Report and The Montreal Review. Matt also runs his own general interest blog called Puddles of Myself. He is a basketball aficionado and will never turn down a beer or a conversation about Gram Parsons or James Joyce.

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James Beard Award Semi-Finalist, Ian Boden and His Restaurant The Shack, Belong to Rural Virginia

In light of Chef Ian Boden's recent nomination as a James Beard Award Semi-Finalist, we bring you an interview with him from 2015.
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Booker’s Bourbon Has “Noe” Secrets

Booker's Bourbon ends their year of limited edition small batch bourbons with "Noe Secret."
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Step Up to Drinking Spanish Brandy

The Manual explains to you why the Spanish brandies from Gonzalez Bypass are the next step in your drinking evolution.
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Shingo Gokan Talks About His Japanese Speakeasy: Himitsu

The Manual talks to Shingo Gokan who is the creative mind behind Atlanta's Japanese speakeasy, Himitsu, opening this fall.
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Two New Limited Edition Scotches from Compass Box Whisky

Compass Box Whisky has two new releases coming your way in November—and The Manual has the scoop.
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Welcome to the Ryenaissance

Russell's Reserve has released their brand new Single Barrel Rye. Like all Russell's Reserve releases, it is a must try.
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Relax, It’s Almost National Punch Day

The Manual gives you some cocktail tips to enjoy National Rum Day the right way.
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The Latest Bottle of Scotch from Balvenie: Tun 1509 Batch 2

The Manual has the scoop on Balvenie's latest sctoch release—the Tun 1509 Batch 2.

No Need to be Subtle When You’re Usquaebach

The Usquaebach 15 is a scotch with a strong flavor. But when your name means "water of life," there's no need to be subtle.
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Drink These White Wines Before Summer Ends

The Manual recommends two white wines that are perfect for sipping through the end of summer.
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Wild Turkey Master’s Keep

Jimmy and Eddie Russell, the Master Distillers behind Russell's Reserve, have a new limited edition bottle of bourbon to share with the world.
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Underwood Wines in a Can

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Specialty Cocktails for National Tequila Day

To celebrate National Tequila Day, we at The Manual have some specialty cocktail recipes that fit the occasion and beat the heat.
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Paul Clifton and Hahn Vineyards Have the Pinot Noir for You

Paul Clifton, the Director of Winemaking at Hahn Vineyards, explains why the Pinot Noir in the Santa Lucia Highlands is some of the best in the world.
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A New Wine Tradition from Claude Thibaut and Thibaut-Janisson

Claude Thibaut of Thibaut-Janisson Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia is helping to shape a new section of wine history along America's East Coast.
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South African Wines to Help Your Grill Game

The Manual recommends some South African wines that you will want to have on hand for your next barbecue.
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Long Island’s Brewing Boom

Long Island breweries are going through a huge boom period and The Manual talked with one of the key players to find out more.
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Booker’s Bourbon Gives You “The Center Cut”

Booker's Bourbon has unveiled their latest small batch whiskey of 2015—The Center Cut.
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Clyde May’s and People’s Pops Bring You Whiskey Pops

Clyde May's and People's Pops have teamed up to create your new favorite summertime treat.
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Life Tips from the Hoops Whisperer, Idan Ravin

The Manual chats with the Hoops Whisperer, Idan Ravin, about his road to success and how being vulnerable is a big part of his training.

Sip on Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva This Summer

The Manual has a drink recommendation for your summer sipping pleasure—Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva.
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Let it ride with these tasty Kentucky Derby drinks

Looking to deviate from the traditional Mint Julep this Kentucky Derby Day? The Manual delivers some alternative Kentucky Derby drinks.
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Southbound: The Latest Addition to Richmond’s Rich Culinary Scene

The Manual talks with Chef Lee Gregory of Richmond's Southbound restaurant.
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The beautiful Bordeaux blend

The Manual breaks down what makes up the classic blend of Bordeaux wine.
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Garden of Eatin’: Milton’s Third Year of Garden Dinners

The Manual talks to Derek Dollar, the Executive Chef at Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails, about their third year of Garden Dinners.
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Quivira and the Joys of Biodynamic Wine

The Manual chats with Quivira winemaker about Biodynamic wines.
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Get Your Hands on Some “Big Man, Small Batch” From Booker’s Bourbon

Booker's Bourbon has unveiled their first small batch bourbon of 2015—and it's called the "Big Man, Small Batch."
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March Madness Starts With The Nike 2015 Hyper Elite Jerseys

Nike unveils their Hyper Elite line of college basketball jerseys in preparation for the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
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The Comfort: Turning the Diner on Its Side

Ira Freehof of The Comfort Diner has opened a sister restaurant, The Comfort, on New York's Lower East Side. The Manual talks to Freehof to get the story.
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Special Release Scotches from Deanston and Bunnahabhain

The Manual chats with Master Blender and Distiller Ian MacMillan about special releases from the Deanston and Bunnahabhain distilleries.
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How to Win Valentine’s Day: Bust Open a Bottle of Vilarnau Cava

The Manual would like to introduce the Vilarnau Cava Brut for this Valentine's Day
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Athlete Eats: Pero Antic of the Atlanta Hawks

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Partida Tequila Lime Chicken Wings

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Atlanta is the New Home of the Southern Gentleman

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The London No. 1 Gin

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Three Red Wines to Kick 2015 Off Right

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Fresh Seafood 101 With Chef Ed Brown

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Three Jerks Jerky

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Wurstküche: The Sausage Kings of L.A.

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Try Two New Blends from Compass Box Whisky

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Biltong by Jonty Jacobs

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British Food 101 with Chef Jason Hicks

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Warm Up With Amarula Cream

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The Seoul Chicken Guide to Wings

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Wines for Columbus Day Weekend

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World Sake Day with TY KU Sake

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Hello, Brooklyn! : Shop Talk with Tyrel Kirkham of the Brooklyn Nets

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Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month with Russell’s Reserve

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Clyde May’s Alabama Whiskey

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Filipino Food 101 at New York’s Pig & Khao