"As 2011’s winter draws to a frigid close, cozying up with a glass of mellow Armagnac brandy is the very thing"
Armagnac, that underappreciated and fiery Gascon brandy, has a long history. David Lincoln Ross pays tribute...
<span class="fullpost"> Read more: Armagnac History and How to Choose the Best Brandy; thedailybeast.com
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It's one of the most stoutly contested Irish boasts in bars the world over...
Read more: Why Guinness tastes better in Ireland than anywhere else in the world; dailymail.co.uk
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The master patissier Eric Lanlard is taking the traditional tiered cake to the next level...
Read more: Eric Lanlard: Fabulous baker boy; telegraph.co.uk</p>
Today’s big photographic irony is that we take our super high-tech digital cameras, machines that can capture better photos more easily...
Read more: DIY Retro Ikonette Lens Is an Analog Instagram; wired.com</p>
~ Today, Chicago’s mixology scene is bursting with forward thinkers and fresh blood...
Read more: Chicago Cocktail Scene 2011 vs. 2005, a night and day transformation; starchefs.com</p>
~ Once derided as tequila’s raffish, crazy-making sibling, mezcal is the spirit du jour, popping up on cocktail menus around the globe...
Read more: Mezcal Supreme; nowness.com
~ How to have a beer-pairing dinner at home; washingtonpost.com
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~ The 3 Best Crossover Beers for Wine-Loving Women; esquire.com
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