Welcome to the doldrums of winter. Unless you spend your weekends driving to the mountains, you're probably dreaming of warm, exotic locales to escape to during these blustery months. But don't imagine bland lagers and coconut cocktails -- the old drinks of tropical travels -- because more tourists ... More >>
What's a really awesome gift to get for a person who knows way more about wine than me? I don't want to spend a ton of money on some fancy bottle, especially if I'm not sure it's to their taste ... Help!
It can be a bit intimidating to pick out a gift for a wine nerd, but it shouldn't be.
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The Obama administration has had a tough time fighting the War on Leaks. From Bradley Manning's arrest in the WikiLeaks controversial to the successful subpoenaing of Twitter, critics have heralded the Presidency as one of the most anti-leak executive reigns in recent history.And a new chapter was w ... More >>
Robert Parker is quitting the wine reviewing game, passing most of his responsibilities on to his colleague, Antonio Galloni.
Joe Santos and Brad Estabrooke both make a Brooklyn gin (the latter is actually Breuckelen gin) and are locked in a trademark battle over the name.
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StarChefs collects the cocktail shaking secrets of 33 bartenders. Joaquin Simo of Death & Co. says, "A shake should wake up a cocktail. Its function is to make it greater than the sum of its parts." His colleague, Alex Day, adopted a variation on the hard shake style to avoid the shaking-related inj ... More >>
Wine ratings kingpin Robert Parker has come under scrutiny since news spread that one of his critics accepted a $25,000 trip to Australia to taste that country's wines. Parker advocates staunch objectivity when reviewing wines, but apparently, several others among his staff have admitted to taking f ... More >>
Spanish wine critic José Peñín unveiled his Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine 2009 yesterday at a wine tasting held at the American Museum of Natural History. We had a quick tête-à-tête with the critic over a glass of vino or 30.
You've often been compared to Robert Parker for your use of the 10 ... More >>