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Oaxaca's new sustainable mezcal distillery to welcome visitors

  Most of us are familiar with tequila, but fewer realize that tequila is just a subset (made only in the Mexican state of Jalisco) of mez…

Started by Tripatini

0 Apr 21, 2018

At a Cooperstown, New York brewery, Ommegang means 'OMG!'

When one hears the name “Cooperstown,” sports aficionados think of baseball and the National Baseball Hall Of Fame, located in the quaint…

Started by Tripatini

0 Feb 11, 2018

A toast to a European beer powerhouse - the Czech Republic!

Ach, du liebe! It’s that sudsy time of year again, as Germany’s Oktoberfest begins anew later this month. When many of us think “beer”, De…

Started by David Paul Appell

0 Sep 9, 2017

Micheladas, Mexico's spicy beer cocktails

The michelada became popular in Mexico during the 1940s, when people started to mix beer and spicy hot sauces. There are two versions to ex…

Started by EnLinea Media

0 Jun 1, 2017

Savoring Cognac on its home terroir

One of the world's most coveted terroirs, the region and town of Cognac, just in the Charente region of southwestern France, three hours aw…

Started by EnLinea Media

0 Apr 17, 2016

'Rhum' (not 'rum'), the spirit of Guadeloupe

In the Caribbean, between Puerto Rico and St Lucia, is the archipelago of Guadeloupe (pronounce gwa-de-loop). The French West Indies or Fre…

Started by Tripatini

0 Oct 19, 2014

In Crete, a festival in honor of firewater tsikoudia

Starting the first week of November, tsikoudia, a local spirit also known as raki, is the subject of yet another great Cretan festival in…

Started by Tripatini

0 Oct 29, 2013

Mamajuana, the Dominican Republic's boozy cure-all

As I travel around the Caribbean (and to some extent this is true in Latin America, too), I find nearly every island has some kind of homeg…

Started by Tripatini

0 Aug 16, 2013

Riding The Whiskey Trail in Scotland's Speyside

In early November I embarked on the one hour EasyJet flight from London Gatwick to Edinburgh to make my first visit to Scotland, and final…

Started by Tripatini

0 Jun 15, 2013

A Drinking Tour of St. Croix

This week's Cocktail Hour is an island-wide pub crawl of sorts as we suss out all the unique opportunities for libations on the largest of…

Started by Darryl Musick

0 May 12, 2013

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