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These 10 Women Whiskey Distillers Will Make You Crave A Manhattan

These leading women distillers in the US share their love of whiskey and bourbon through innovative whiskey-based cocktails that you can make at home.

Idle Hour exterior. Photo courtesy of William Bradford.

Savor Nostalgia: America’s Best Restaurants In Historical Buildings

Do you like your lasagna with a side of living history? Your coffee sweetened with the spirit of yesteryear? Your spirits garnished with golden days? Bars and restaurants around America are re-purposing old spaces so your dinner and drinks can […]

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Sommelier Certification: Exploring Spirits From Navy Gin To Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Fifteen tastings. Not wine, but spirits. Gins, vodkas, whiskies, rums, scotches, brandy, cognacs and liqueurs. While I thought blind tastings were a challenge, this would be my biggest feat yet. The life of a sommelier isn’t just about vino, but […]

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Epicure’s Guide To Artisanal Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon, is possibly the most sustainable city in America. Farm-to-table isn’t a trend, it’s a given. Carbon neutral and energy-efficient building models aren’t hot-right-now, they’re the norm. Artisans work together instead of cut-throat competing in order to create interesting […]