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  • Drynuary

    Even those of us at Wine & Spirits don’t want wine all of the time. And yet, we’re loathe to give up on flavor. Here are some options to consider if you’re starting the year with a brief detox.

    Upmountain Switchel
    Ginger root, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar go into this spicy, refreshing drink, said to be an old Vermont tradition. It had nearly fallen out of ...Read More

    By Tara Q. Thomas | Date Posted: Jan 21st 2015
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  • The Art of American Whiskey

    Whiskey is having a moment right now. Or, at least that’s how it appears in the pile of new books focused on the topic stacking up on the desks of the W&S editors. Noah Rothbaum, a veteran of the spirits ...Read More

    Review by Caitlin Griffith | Date Posted: Jan 23rd 2015
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Jeff Kellogg of NYC’s Maialino on older glass pours and craft beer

Jeff Kellogg has worked harvests in Napa Valley and Walla Walla, and passed the Court of Master Sommelier's Advanced Exam with the top score, earning the coveted Rudd Scholarship. He moved to New York two years ago from San Francisco's RN74, and has significantly expanded Maialino's Champagne and Barolo offerings. Read more ⇛

Pix Patisserie: Bubbles & Dessert

Cheryl Wakerhauser builds her restaurant around sparkling wine and patisserie. The pastry chef, owner and wine director of Portland's Pix Patisserie shares her baking prowess, presenting one of her favorite desserts to match with Champagne. Read more ⇛

Spirits Books for 2015

The flow of great spirits books has not let up since last fall, when we highlighted several standouts, including Death & Co, Liquid Intelligence and The Bar Book. Here are the best of the new releases for your library in 2015. Read more ⇛

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Pix Patisserie: Bubbles & Dessert

Cheryl Wakerhauser builds her restaurant around sparkling wine and patisserie. The pastry chef, owner and wine director of Portland’s Pix Patisserie shares her baking prowess, presenting one of her favorite desserts to match with Champagne. You can find a more in-depth report on Wakerhauser’s Champagne and patisserie, captured in an interview by Elaine Chukan Brown, featured in the December issue of Wine & Spirits.

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  • 2014: Jeff Kellogg | Maialino, NYC

    A bit of non-direction landed Jeff Kellogg at the doors of a fledgling restaurant group in Charlotte, North Carolina, 131 Main. After helping the group open and expand four restaurants and a wine bar, he headed to the historic Greenbrier Resort in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia. Kellogg was seduced by the ...Read More

    Date Posted: Oct 1st 2014 | Posted in: Best New Sommeliers, 2014 | 0 Comments

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  • 2014: Mullineux

    Chris and Andrea Mullineux settled in Swartland in 2007, attracted by the region’s old-vine plots of syrah and grenache. The couple produces reds, but we were intrigued by their 2012 Swartland white. It blends old-vine chenin with clairette blanche and viognier, offering fresh peach flavors with pale scents of wheat and honey. And ...Read more

    By: Josh Greene | Date Posted: Oct 29th 2014 | Posted in: Wineries to Watch, 2014 | 0 Comments

  • 2014: Zuccardi

    These are times of radical change in Zuccardi. Sebastian Zuccardi, third-generation owner, has led this traditional winery from Mendoza to explore the region in search of new flavors for its wines. At their new winery in Altamira, they are creating a series of wines deeply identified with their origins. Today, Zuccardi has ...Read more

    By: Patricio Tapia | Date Posted: Oct 29th 2014 | Posted in: Wineries to Watch, 2014 | 0 Comments