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Wonder Women in Wine Seeks to Change Business As Usual (News & Features)

A new conference, Wonder Women in Wine, launching in Austin in March, seeks to address issues of gender equality in the wine industry. {image_1}Or, consider the fact that when a female wine director approaches a table and asks if she can help with the wine list, the response...Read Full Story

Deep Dives (Book Review)

Mapping Barolo Alessandro Masnaghetti has revolutionized the study of Piedmont’s most famous wines with his extraordinarily detailed books, mapping the crus, or MGAs (Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive), of Barolo and Barbaresco. Now, with Barolo MGA, Volume II, he’s delved even deeper into Barolo, tracing...Read Full Story

Ontario’s Whisky Boom (News & Features)

Now that Ontario has cemented a place in the world of fine wines, the region’s distillers are working on restoring the name of Canadian whisky. Rachel DelRocco Terrazas suggests a tasting tour from Toronto to Niagara.The Canadians have been making whisky since the 1800s, after...Read Full Story

Sauvignon Blanc from Chile’s Cold Coast (News & Features)

Rachel DelRocco Terrazas makes peace with sauvignon’s grassy flavors through the distinctive character of Chile’s far-coast versions.I’m an avid drinker of agave spirits and have spent a fair share of time in Mexico. So when I put my nose in these glasses of sauvignon blanc,...Read Full Story

Vodka’s Quiet Craft (News & Features)

Vodka is colorless and flavorless, right? As a bartender, Rachel DelRocco Terrazas long dismissed vodka, until she started looking more closely.{image_1}My dad is an avid vodka-soda drinker and often, when visiting him, I find myself lecturing him about his choice in cocktails. But recently, he mixed me...Read Full Story

Sparkling Cocktails (News & Features)

W&S resident bartender Rachel DelRocco puts a slew of Prosecco to the test: She and a panel of mixologists suggest how to choose the right sparkler for your drink.{image_1}Rarely, however, does much thought go into the quality of those bubbles; many bartenders would admit...Read Full Story

Summer Drinking Essentials (News & Features)

There’s no better season than summer for light and spritzy imbibing. These new releases will help you do it right. The Dark Side of Summer {image_1} Summertime can be rough for the “stirred, not shaken” drinker, but for those who can’t resist a Manhattan, Traverse City Whiskey...Read Full Story

Summer Reading (Book Review)

A User’s Manual to Drinking Well Drinking Distilled (Ten Speed Press; $17) is not your usual cocktail guide. Author Jeffrey Morgenthaler is the bar manager at Clyde Common and Pépé Le Moko in Portland, Oregon, and he shares what he’s learned during 20-plus...Read Full Story

Speed Rack (News & Features)

If you’re heading to Chicago to take in the James Beard Awards or Chicago Style, a cocktail conference, leave time for the Speed Rack National Finals. Launched in 2011 by bartenders Lynette Marrero and Ivy Mix, the event pitches female...Read Full Story

Madre Mezcaleria (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

This small space, with its Talavera tiles and extensive mezcal selection, looks like it’s been airlifted into Brooklyn direct from Oaxaca. There’s no printed menu, just a list of bottles scrawled on the mirror behind the bar, but the bartenders are happy to offer guidance, and they...Read Full Story

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