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Why Gin Is Back With a Flourish

Why Gin Is Back With a Flourish | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Why Gin Is Back With a Flourish: Gin is experiencing the kind of boom the wine industry experienced in the mid-1980s, as boutique-distilled bottles with names like Half Hitch, Opihr and Ransom Old Tom give the classic G&T a new—and flavorful—twist

 

 
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An Absurdly Complete Guide to Understanding Whiskey

Everything anyone could ever want to know about whiskey and why it tastes the way it does.

 

 
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History of Wine in 100 Bottles: Barolo - Decanter

History of Wine in 100 Bottles: Barolo  - Decanter | From the Bar | Scoop.it
The fourth extract from Oz Clarke's book, The History of Wine in 100 Bottles, examines Barolo in the 19th century
 
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Smoked Americans -

Smoked Americans - | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Known mostly for rye and bourbon whiskeys, the American whiskey genre has increasingly used a handful of Scotch whisky production techniques. We’ve seen the success of American single malts and used barrel-finish programs in bourbon and rye. Now U.S. distillers are smoking grains. “American whiskey has been great, but it’s been like going to Baskin …

 

 
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The Vancouver Cocktail: The city's namesake drink + how to make it

The Vancouver Cocktail: The city's namesake drink + how to make it | From the Bar | Scoop.it
The story behind the Vancouver Cocktail, which is popular once again in the city's vibrant drinks scene. Plus: A recipe.

 

 
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B.C. wine sales top $1 billion for first time in 2014

B.C. wine sales top $1 billion for first time in 2014 | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Canadians to drink more wine, less hard alcohol by 2018: report
 
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The Art of the Cocktail Garnish

The Art of the Cocktail Garnish | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Our partner Tasting Table shares the best of food and drink culture. Today, Elyse Inamine describes eight eye-catching ways that bartenders are garnishing gourmet cocktails.
"Garnishes are an expression of a bartender's style," says

 

 
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The Five Biggest Irish Whiskey Myths

The Five Biggest Irish Whiskey Myths | From the Bar | Scoop.it
We got award-winning bartender Jack McGarry from New York’s acclaimed The Dead Rabbit to dispel the most common falsehoods he hears about Irish whiskey. Sláinte!
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Genever invention: The rich and malty ancient spirit is making a comeback

Genever invention: The rich and malty ancient spirit is making a comeback | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Chasing the provenance of a cocktail is always a tricky business, but when it comes to a Tom Collins, Bernard Filliers of the Filliers distillery in Belgium is not going to let gin claim another victory. When it was first shaken up at a bar in New York at the end of the 19th century, he insists it was not the clear, crisp spirit beloved of the British today that gave the famous cocktail its kick.
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The Science of Vermouth, Italian Drink Back in Style

The Science of Vermouth, Italian Drink Back in Style | From the Bar | Scoop.it
After nearly thirty years of anonymity, vermouth is very much back in style: find out more about a fancy drink you can even try to make and taste at home.
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How a Gin Craze Nearly Destroyed 18th-Century London

How a Gin Craze Nearly Destroyed 18th-Century London | From the Bar | Scoop.it
By 1730, an estimated 7,000 gin shops were turning Londoners into degenerate alcoholics, leading to violence, widespread addiction, and social devastation.

 

 
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The New Truffle Bitters that Will Revolutionize Cocktails - ForbesLife

The New Truffle Bitters that Will Revolutionize Cocktails - ForbesLife | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Truffe Amere from Rare Botanical Bitters Co. For years Rodrick Markus has experimented with truffles. A purveyor of the world's best and rarest ingredients to the country's top restaurants, Markus deals exotics from The Rare Tea Cellar, his shop/warehouse in Chicago. He offers exotics like peels of lemons that grow only outside the pyramids of Egypt, [...]

 

 
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Salt, booze-washing and the science behind the perfect cocktail

There's some solid science behind why a martini should be stirred and a daiquiri shaken.

 

 
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Canada's Wine Consumption Is On the Rise

Canada's Wine Consumption Is On the Rise | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Wine consumption is on the rise, specifically in Canada.

A new report released on Tuesday by International Wine and Spirit Research says the Gr...
 
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6 Of The Most Insanely Dangerous Cocktails Ever Created

6 Of The Most Insanely Dangerous Cocktails Ever Created | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Almost everything exciting or wonderful in life has a hint of danger. Cocktails are no exception....

 

 
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How to Drink Like Kerouac, Hemingway, and Other Famous Writers | The Freelancer, by Contently

How to Drink Like Kerouac, Hemingway, and Other Famous Writers | The Freelancer, by Contently | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Many famous writers were known for their extreme drinking habits, and to this day, the stereotype of the drunken, genius author still carries weight in pop culture regardless of its credibility. The topic got us curious: What exactly did these writers drink to get the creative juices flowing?
 
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The Secret Origins of the Bloody Mary

The Secret Origins of the Bloody Mary | From the Bar | Scoop.it
From Prohibition, Paris, and something called a "Bucket of Blood," to Hemingway, and your hangover
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Behind the Scenes at Fee Brothers | Serious Eats: Drinks

Behind the Scenes at Fee Brothers | Serious Eats: Drinks | From the Bar | Scoop.it
[Photographs: Nick Guy] On the eve of its 150th anniversary, Fee Brothers is busier than ever. In fact, Joe Fee, who owns and runs the company with his sister Ellen, says 2013 was the best year they've ever had, and...
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Drink Giant Pernod Ricard Unveils iPad Controlled Cocktail Mixer | PadGadget

Drink Giant Pernod Ricard Unveils iPad Controlled Cocktail Mixer | PadGadget | From the Bar | Scoop.it
In a project dubbed ‘at-home mixology’, the iPad finds its way into semi-automated drink mixing. The announcement of an experimental cocktail mixer showcases one of the smartest new designs that I have seen in some time. Project Gutenberg is a collection of modular drink containers that are controlled and monitored through an app, which makes [...]
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Pastis: The Aperitif That Will Help You Survive Winter

Pastis: The Aperitif That Will Help You Survive Winter | From the Bar | Scoop.it
We know you don't need a lot of reasons to drink your way through winter. With so many great hot, boozy drinks to choose, from, why wouldn't you?

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