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Posts By Lance Mayhew

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5 Don’t Miss Events at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival
4 years ago

5 Don’t Miss Events at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

From Tuesday, September 15th to Sunday September 20th, Bardsville, Kentucky will be throwing the biggest party around.

If you have never visited the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, the schedule can be …
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Smoked Cocktails — Playing With Fire is Serious Fun
4 years ago

Smoked Cocktails — Playing With Fire is Serious Fun

Smoke isn’t just for peaty scotch or mezcal any more.

Boundary-pushing bartenders from around the world are using unique techniques to imbue their creations with smoke. In the past, the …
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Fernet Branca — “The Bartenders’ Handshake”
4 years ago

Fernet Branca — “The Bartenders’ Handshake”

“[Fernet Branca]… it’s not a spirit for everybody,” admits Edoardo Branca, the scion of the famed Milanese Branca family.

This is not typically what you expect to hear when you …
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6 Patriotic Spirits for July 4th and How to Drink Them
4 years ago

6 Patriotic Spirits for July 4th and How to Drink Them

The 4th of July conjures up images of backyard barbecues, apple pie, and fireworks.

Of course, cocktails are always appreciated as well on this most American of holidays. From vodka …
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4 Spanish White Wines for Summer Sipping
4 years ago

4 Spanish White Wines for Summer Sipping

Warm weather and a chilled bottle of white wine are a perfect pairing, and Spain offers some of the best discoveries for your summer wine drinking.

While Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, …
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Flavor Trend: Bananas — Go Bananas for These 6 Cocktails
4 years ago

Flavor Trend: Bananas — Go Bananas for These 6 Cocktails

“Go bananas!” These same words from John Stanton of Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago and Joanne Spiegel of Dead Rabbit Grog and Grocery in New York City set me …
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8 Whiskeys for Father’s Day and Beyond
4 years ago

8 Whiskeys for Father’s Day and Beyond

Every year on Father’s Day, people pay tribute to one of the most important men in their life, their father.

In spite of that, Father’s Day gifts are a long …
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5 Oregon Pinots to Rock Your World
4 years ago

5 Oregon Pinots to Rock Your World

Thirty-six years ago in Paris, a wine made in a converted chicken barn turned the wine world upside down. Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com

That wine, a 1975 Eyrie Vineyards South …
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Starka: Bridging the Gap Between Vodka and Whiskey
4 years ago

Starka: Bridging the Gap Between Vodka and Whiskey

Four craft distillers are giving this rudimentary 15th century white spirit a distinctly American twist.

The men worked hard, the cool damp earth falling steadily from the blades of their …
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Easy Drinking in Portland’s Outer Neighborhoods
5 years ago

Easy Drinking in Portland’s Outer Neighborhoods

North and east of the Willamette River — No Tourists Need Apply.

Portland is a city of neighborhoods, each one unique. The Alberta district is home to artists and musicians, …
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Sacramento’s Cocktail Scene Reinvented
5 years ago

Sacramento’s Cocktail Scene Reinvented

Craft ingredients have replaced sour mix; lounges and speakeasies have emerged.

It is Wednesday night in Sacramento and the whole city seems to be out for drinks. Snippets of conversations …
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