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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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10 Cool Ice Bars Where You Can Chill in the Summer Heat
4 years ago

10 Cool Ice Bars Where You Can Chill in the Summer Heat

As summer temperatures start to soar, with heatwaves across Europe, and the UK recently recording its hottest July day in history, it’s good to think about a cooling cocktail in …
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Shock Top’s Lemon Shandy is Sunshine in a Bottle
4 years ago

Shock Top’s Lemon Shandy is Sunshine in a Bottle

The shandy has enjoyed popularity across Europe for decades.

The name is British, referring to the combination of beer mixed with fizzy lemonade, ginger beer or ale, and even fruit …
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Frank Dedieu Wins BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2015
5 years ago

Frank Dedieu Wins BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2015

France celebrates taking the trophy for a second time as ‘Le Latin’ is hailed as the BACARDÍ 2015 ‘Legacy’ cocktail.

SYDNEY, May 4th, 2015 – The BACARDÍ Legacy Global …
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15 Drop Dead Gorgeous International Bars
5 years ago

15 Drop Dead Gorgeous International Bars

Beauty is an impossible thing to define – it’s subjective and distinctly personal.

Trying to identify a short list of beautiful bars was not only an incredibly enjoyable task, but …
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Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces 2015 Results for Top Gin, Vodka, Scotch, Tequila and More
5 years ago

Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces 2015 Results for Top Gin, Vodka, Scotch, Tequila and More

Ultimate Spirits Challenge®, the world’s platinum standard for spirits competitions, announced the winners and full results for the 2015 Challenge. Photo Courtesy of Daniel Silbert Photgraphy

Ultimate Spirits Challenge, now …
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Tequila Patrón ESM and Rolling Stone Team Up for Le Mans
5 years ago

Tequila Patrón ESM and Rolling Stone Team Up for Le Mans

Tequila Patrón Extreme Speed Motorsports and Rolling Stone are joining forces for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where the team’s two HPD ARX-04b coupes will be emblazoned with the …
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Do You Speak ‘Absinthe’?
5 years ago

Do You Speak ‘Absinthe’?

An Abbreviated Alphabetical Primer about La Fee Verte Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com

Throughout history, alcohol has had to combat a lot of negative PR. In the 1700s, eager home distillers …
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Chartreuse, the Liqueur, Not the Crayon Color
5 years ago

Chartreuse, the Liqueur, Not the Crayon Color

Some liqueurs possess an inherent mystery. Chartreuse is one of them. Photo Courtesy of chartreuse.cz

Green or yellow. The 130 botanicals known only by two Carthusian monks at a time. …
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Four Old School Cocktails Worth Remembering
5 years ago

Four Old School Cocktails Worth Remembering

Before the current booze boom, one’s cocktail selections were relegated to the simplistically termed ‘classics’ – the Martini, the Manhattan, the Negroni, and a few others.

You could walk into …
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Rosé Champagne Shipments to U.S. Continue to Rise
5 years ago

Rosé Champagne Shipments to U.S. Continue to Rise

More and more consumers are turning their attention to the pink bubbles of Rosé Champagne.

Over the past decade, the shipments of rosé from the Champagne region of France have …
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ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE® Announces 2015 Results for Gin, Unflavored Vodka, Flavored Vodka and Vermouth

ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE® Announces 2015 Results for Gin, Unflavored Vodka, Flavored Vodka and Vermouth

The Challenge was held last month in the new Ultimate Beverage Challenge evaluation center in Hawthorne, NY.
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