Planter's Punch  One, Two Punch

Planter’s Punch
One, Two Punch

by Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist

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Cider’s Time Has Come (Again) by Stephen Beaumont

Cider’s Time Has Come (Again) by Stephen Beaumont

Cider has seen double and sometimes triple digit growth, with enduring labels like Strongbow and Woodchuck experiencing renewed interest and newer brands like Crispin, Angry Orchard and Original Sin surging towards the top of the market.

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Features

Mixology and Flair Bartending

Mixology and Flair Bartending

A touchy subject, I hear you say. Well, it’s about time someone tackled it.

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Godard’s Rockin’ Olives

Godard's Rockin' Olives

“I’ve always loved to draw. If you’d asked me if I thought I’d ever be able to make a living at art, I would have said, “I’m a dreamer but it’s a long shot.” Now, if you had told me I’d be painting little olives with arms and legs playing in martinis, I would have said, “Obviously you are a lunatic! Wait . . . what?” – Michael

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Sip, Taste & Savor

Sip, Taste & Savor

This is not your grandmother’s white wine spritzer. No, the term “spritzer” as it relates to adult beverages has been elevated in recent years.

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Some of Our Favorite Sipping Rums

Some of Our Favorite Sipping Rums

Some New and Some You May Not Have Experienced Lately

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Designing Bars Forward

Designing Bars Forward

One of the more interesting cultural accelerations that is perhaps most affecting bar design today has been the shift to “place matters.” “Where do you live” replaced “what do you do” as the most asked question among young adults. Rather than moving up and out, 20- and 30-somethings want to put down roots, connect to family and embrace local culture.

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An American in Tuscany

An American in Tuscany

While there is no doubt that several historical personalities have played a key role in the evolution of Brunello di Montalcino’s worldwide reputation, arguably none has been as significant as John Mariani, though his modesty would preclude such affirmation.

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Events

Happenings

Happenings

A recap of this springs gatherings; CORE, VIBE, Stoli’s Holy Grail, EPIC and the National Restaurant Show.

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Recipes

Sangria

Sangria

Endless Variations of a Summer Sipper

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Spotlight On

David Sipes

David Sipes

Cider Maker at Angry Orchard

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On-Premise

Bill Marriott:
Where Hotels Are Going

Bill Marriott: Where Hotels Are Going

The Marriott International chairman on Chinese menus, bigger lobbies and the future of hotels.

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News

Leading Restaurant Chains Reduce Wine Listings

Leading Restaurant Chains Reduce Wine Listings

Eight of the 10 largest casual dining chains have slashed their wine selections by a combined 17 percent in an eight-month period ending in March 2014.

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Video

New Amsterdam Vodka

New Amsterdam Vodka

Backyard Party

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