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15 awesome fall beers you can only get during Oktoberfest

Reuters/Leonhard FoegerCelebrate Oktoberfest with an unforgettable pint. For a limited time, breweries across the world are whipping up special-edition blends to commemorate Oktoberfest, the annual celebration of German culture and beer. Our friends at Graphiq looked at awards and reviews from RateBeer and BeerAdvocate to find the best possible brews for the occasion.  With notes of […]

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The 25 coolest speakeasies in America

Facebook/The-Franklin-Mortgage-Investment-CoPhilly’s Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. was inspired by the country’s largest bootleg alcohol ring during Prohibition. Over 80 years ago, bartenders and drinkers alike kept the nation’s booze knowledge alive in speakeasies during prohibition.  While the temperance movement is long gone, the hidden bars prevail. From upscale dress codes to passwords, these establishments transport […]

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The definitive glossary of wine tasting terms

Getty Images/Renee McKayFlabby, jammy, and wooly are just a few wine tasting terms you can start using after you read this list. There’s a lot of ego in wine speak, both on the part of eager oenophiles who want to assert their expertise and occasional wine drinkers who keep mum for fear of saying the wrong thing.  […]

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35 wine tasting terms and what they actually mean

Getty Images/Renee McKayFlabby, jammy, and wooly are just a few wine tasting terms you can start using after you read this list. There’s a lot of ego in wine speak, both on the part of eager oenophiles who want to assert their expertise and occasional wine drinkers who keep mum for fear of saying the wrong thing.  […]

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Here’s the perfect twist on the original Piña Colada recipe from 60 years ago

ShutterstockA classic Piña Colada with garnishes. See Also 30 iconic American hotel bars everyone should have a drink at The best rooftop bars in New York City Everything the modern gentleman needs to know about ties for summer Fruity and cold, tiki drinks are the perfect summer quaff. And the king of all tiki drinks […]

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The most efficient way to stock a home bar, according to someone who’s done it

Skye Gould/Business Insider Stocking a home bar can be daunting — unless you have one of New York’s savviest cocktail minds guiding your every purchase, which, thanks to this graphic curated by Eamon Rockey, you do.  A veteran bartender and the general manager of midtown’s Betony restaurant, Rockey recently visited the B.I. offices to school […]

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Buy these home bar basics, and you’ll be prepared to whip up 9 essential cocktails

Skye Gould/Business Insider Stocking a home bar can be daunting — unless you have one of New York’s savviest cocktail minds guiding your every purchase, which, thanks to this graphic curated by Eamon Rockey, you do.  A veteran bartender and the general manager of midtown’s Betony restaurant, Rockey recently visited the B.I. offices to school […]