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Recap: Pisco Tasting at TOTC with Dale DeGroff and Tony Abou-Ganim
3 weeks ago

Recap: Pisco Tasting at TOTC with Dale DeGroff and Tony Abou-Ganim

This has been a week of firsts for Pisco; and for Dale DeGroff and Tony Abou-Ganim. For the first time ever Tony and Dale collaborated and created a drink…
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Veteran Bartender Willy Shine Loves This Industry!
2 years ago

Veteran Bartender Willy Shine Loves This Industry!

Shine’s advice for a successful spirits career? Big love for yourself, your cocktails, and your guests – advice he will share personally with the winner of the VEEV “Better Way …
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Sipping Rums Are In The Spotlight
2 years ago

Sipping Rums Are In The Spotlight

Discover rum’s pleasures and complexities by enjoying a new variety of distillations that shine when sipped neat, as you would Cognac or fine whiskey.

Picture this – you’re bartending at …
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Health Conscious Drinking With Willy Shine
2 years ago

Health Conscious Drinking With Willy Shine

Your body is your temple.

Sure, you might build a shrine to it nightly with some ‘spirited’ prayers (maybe even one known as Willy Shine’s famous 212 cocktail: 2 parts …
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Rhum Running
2 years ago

Rhum Running

When is rum not really rum? When you add an “h” – making it RHUM Agricole. “That’s crazy!” you say? But it’s not crazy.

And there’s even precedent. Just like …
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Winter Wines for Still Chilly Climes
2 years ago

Winter Wines for Still Chilly Climes

The calendar may say spring, but, at least on the east coast, the newscasters are still spinning a winter’s tale. Photo Courtesy of Courtyard

And so, when the numbers continue …
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4 Whisk(e)y Books to Get Now
2 years ago

4 Whisk(e)y Books to Get Now

Every spirits category has a boom period and whisk(e)y is no different. Over the last several years, it has exhibited a resurgence in popularity that has left some consumers literally …
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Herbs, Your Cocktail’s Best Friend
2 years ago

Herbs, Your Cocktail’s Best Friend

Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com

The refrain of “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme” comes from an old English folk song, which gained popularity thanks to Simon and Garfunkel’s classic hit “Scarborough …
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Easy to Drink: Low ABV Cocktails
2 years ago

Easy to Drink: Low ABV Cocktails

Low ABV Cocktails are Here to Stay

If macaroni & cheese is a comfort food, and quinoa is a super food then what are low ABV cocktails? According to sherry-swilling, …
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24 Bottled Bloody Mary Mixes Bartenders Love
3 years ago

24 Bottled Bloody Mary Mixes Bartenders Love

While bars making their own syrups, bitters, tonics, etc. has become de rigeur in so many establishments, there’s still one drink for which many bartenders use a pre-made mix… the …
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Sipping Mezcal South of the Border
3 years ago

Sipping Mezcal South of the Border

You wouldn’t order anything but hot dogs at the ball park, cotton candy at a carnival, and popcorn at the movies. And why not? Because they are all precisely the …
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The Most Perfect – and Overlooked – Wine Category in the World
3 years ago

The Most Perfect – and Overlooked – Wine Category in the World

Sherry Offers Quality, Versatility and Value.

Photos courtesy of the Consejo Regulador

Maybe it’s because you struggled through Edgar Allan Poe’s “Cask of Amontillado” in high school, or maybe …
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