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Featured Classic Cocktail – Boulevardier

Boulevardier A cousin of the Negroni, the Boulevardier simply substitutes bourbon in place of gin with slightly different portions. This cocktail is from Harry McElhone’s 1927 Barflies and Cocktails. For …

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If Bitter is Better, Why is Blended so Bad?

Yes that’s a really horrible use of an old grammatical technique to catch your attention: alliteration.  Use so many words that start with the same letter and the human eye …

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A Visit to Boston (Beer)

I enjoy traveling and seem to be doing more and more of it. Whether a trip is personal or business I always try and look for local beer.

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Whisky vs. Whiskey – There Just Isn’t (E)nough to go Around

Yes, it’s cliché.  Great rivalries are not born; they are made over years and decades and centuries.  Local?  Michigan vs. Ohio State (sorry Sparty).  National?  Lakers vs. Celtics.  British?  One …

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Featured Craft Cocktail – Subtle Smoke

Subtle Smoke Subtle Smoke is a cocktail I created years ago in an attempt to get non-scotch drinkers drinking Scotch whisky. These types of drinks I refer to as Gateway …

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Keg Wines!

An old idea + new technology = a wine revolution* The most seasoned (read: oldest) of those reading this might remember ‘draft wines’ from the 70’s and 80’s. Usually in …

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The Other 1,350 Grapes

Think you’re a Geek? Let’s talk about the ‘other’ 1350 grape varietals and see what you’ve got…  Jancis Robinson, OBE/MW is irrefutably one of the greatest wine writers living (or …

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I’m Very Sorry, But Our Blender is Broken…

“We’ll have 4 Strawberry Daiquiris!”  It’s not something you hear everyday in a discerning watering hole.  Even in places of ill-repute, most people would opt for something with an airtight …

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Darkside Revisted – Guinness Draught

So… my malty beer resolution has kind of fallen by the wayside. My beer drinking in general has slowed down this summer due to lack of time. Yes, you read …

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Featured Classic Cocktail – The Sidecar

The Sidecar The Sidecar is a classic cocktail traditionally made with cognac, orange liqueur and lemon juice. Today, most Sidecars are crafted with added syrup or a sugared rim garnish. …

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