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Apéritif Cocktails

Apéritif Cocktails | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Choosing libations with a lower alcohol content and a lighter touch doesn't mean sacrificing flavor or fun.
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James Bond helps boost British gin shipments

James Bond helps boost British gin shipments | From the Bar | Scoop.it
Some of Britain�s best-known exports, including the James Bond franchise and Downton Abbey, helped boost the nation�s gin shipments to the US by 7% last year
 
 
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Cognac makers ramp up U.S. efforts as China sips less

France's centuries-old cognac houses are raising their bets on the U.S. market with new products and campaigns to broaden the drink's appeal beyond its African American stronghold.
 
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Why Gin Is Back With a Flourish

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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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This Year’s Best Whisky Is from Canada

This Year’s Best Whisky Is from Canada | From the Bar | Scoop.it
"Rarely is Canada mentioned when it come to the world’s top whiskies."
 
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Scotland Could Be Running Out of Gin

Scotland Could Be Running Out of Gin | From the Bar | Scoop.it
A new study has found that Scotland’s supply of juniper, the plant used to flavour gin, is being killed off by deadly fungal disease phytophthora austrocedrae.
 
 
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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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