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Distilleries Pivot to Hand Sanitizer (News & Features)

According to the CDC, sanitizers need to contain at least 60 percent alcohol by volume in order to be effective. This is a higher percentage than you’d find in vodka, whiskey and other spirits. But the first runs of distillation—material left out of the final product—clock in...Read Full Story

Remembering Gaz Regan (News & Features)

{image_1}Gary (Gaz) Regan’s words have inspired a generation of bartenders, and his legacy has changed the course of cocktails over the past fifty years. Regan passed away on Friday, November 15, in New York from complications of cancer. He was 68. Born in Rochdale, England, Regan worked at his...Read Full Story

Back Bar Confidential (News & Features)

“I was tending bar, and I quickly and clearly realized it wasn’t a healthy environment to be in,” says Laura Green, a licensed mental-health counselor who recently gave a seminar on alcohol and moderation at Bar Convent, a...Read Full Story

Mediterranean Spirits (News & Features)

{image_1} Grace Gin The Katsou sisters make this gin at their family’s distillery on the island of Evia in the Aegean Sea. Working with local botanicals such as myrtle, skinos and critamos, they’ve created a spirit that evokes the Greek isles in its fruity, herbal notes and...Read Full Story

A Different Glass of Mexican Wine (News & Features)

{image_1} While Bichi has generated the most interest in the US, they’re just one part of a growing community of enólogos defining the terroir of the desert southwest in Baja California. Drive from the border town of Tecate to Ensenada on the Pacific Ocean and...Read Full Story

Best Somm at TexSom (News & Features)

{image_1}Walther and her colleagues at Jeffrey’s swept the top three spots with the runner-ups including Skyler Ring and Austin Farina, also employees of the restaurant. All received scholarships from SOMMFoundation to be used toward a Court of Master Sommeliers certification exam. Co-founded by Master Sommeliers...Read Full Story

Global Distillery Tour (Book Review)

For the avid traveler with an affinity for spirits, Lonely Planet offers a guide to distilleries in more than 33 countries. The Global Distillery Tour (Lonely Planet Guides, $20) highlights the best stops for whisky in...Read Full Story

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