December-15 2011

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Mixologist of the Month: Lynnette Marrero

Bar Consultant and President of LUPEC, New York City

Gold Rush! West Coast Distillers

Artisan-crafted spirits can noticeably boost the quality of cocktails. Here are five West Coast distillers whose bottlings are worth exploring.

A Broader Look at the Southern Rhône

Values abound in the French region's three far-flung appellations of Ventoux, Luberon and Costières de Nîmes.

Natale in Toscana

Four legendary families of the Italian wine world open their homes and share their Christmas traditions.

The Tantalizing Taste of Morocco

The proper wine selection can coax even more flavor from this robust cuisine.

The Power of Pinotage

Better understanding of this oft-maligned grape is allowing South African winemakers to let its true colors shine.

Coquito (Puerto Rican Egg Nog)

This festive tipple combines the exotic flavors of coconut milk and cinnamon bark for the perfect holiday drink.

Vino Files: Auckland, New Zealand

This enocentric region gives wine lovers plenty of reasons to visit.

Destination: Bilbao

Spain’s fabled northern port city is an architectural gem and a gateway to Rioja wineries and the Basque Country.

Five Under-the-Radar Beer Nations

These often overlooked beer-producing countries bottle some serious suds.

Drink Well, Give Generously

These wineries prove to be extra generous this holiday season.

Heat, Drink and Be Merry

Warm libations are the new trend for bars this holiday season.

In-Room Cocktail Service

New York’s The Surrey Hotel celebrates the decadent days of the personal bartender.

Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2011

The year's most important collectibles.

How To: Make Apple-Cinnamon Syrup

Use this spiced syrup to make your cocktails more festive this holiday season.
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