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Join us in the windy city for some world-class midwest escapism. We visit the historic Hala Kahiki, the revolutionary Three Dots and a Dash, & the ridiculously hip Lost Lake. We also make an informative pit stop at the home of tiki mug designer and collector Darick Maa...

Join us as we travel to the beautiful and secluded Monastery of Christ in the Desert to sit down with Berkeley Merchant, brewer & manager at Abbey Brewing Co.—makers of Monk's Ale and other fine beers that are carrying the tradition of monastic brewing into the 21st ce...

A very educational chat with the impressively-bearded and incredibly-named Joe Head, co-owner and bartender at The Century Bar in downtown Dayton, Ohio. For those of you who don't know, this is the city where Lauren and I grew up and the bar at which we developed our f...

"Le Beaujolais est Arrivé!”

Do you know what today is?! It’s the third Thursday of November i.e., the day this year’s vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau is released! In places of the world where people care about such things, lines started forming in the wee hours of the mor...

Every year in July, bartenders, cocktail geeks, and the simply bar-curious head to New Orleans, LA for Tales of the Cocktail—the premier industry event for beverage professionals from all around the world. For nearly a week participants are immersed in seminars on ever...

We toast to General James Oglethorpe, the British soldier and humanitarian who in 1733 founded the colony of Georgia.. Learn a bit about historic Savannah - Oglethorpe's first settlement and now one of the few cities in America that allows drinking on the street (which...

Why we think it will work:

Lauren: A good quality, slightly off-dry riesling is a great match for rich, buttery foods (think crab cakes, roasted foul in cream sauce, or french toast smeared with mascarpone). The bright acidity and slight sweetness of a typical spätlese...

Why we think it will work:

Branden: Salty and sweet, duh. Also starchy foods just seem to be at home with cream (e.g., mashed potatoes, rice pudding, etc.). Such a comforting drink pretty much demands some sort of comfort food. Lettuce was just not going to work here.

La...

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