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How "The Rum Tasting of the Century" and a 200-year-old rum led me to question the spirit's problematic legacy.
Don’t like vanilla, caramel, and oak flavors in your Cabernet, Calvados, or Cognac? Too bad, says whiskey expert Susannah Skiver Barton.
Pastis and tapenade are a perfect pairing. We will not be taking any questions at this time.
We've asked a lot of questions of rum this week. Here are some recommendations and recipes.
Our man in Madrid reports that Spanish vermouth is so good, you'll want to drink it on its own.
Eau de vie means "water of life," but will it ever take off in this lifetime? A look at fruit brandy, along with how to use it in cocktails.