Welcome to Imbibe Magazine's between-issues look at liquid culture with drink recipes, news and more. From coffee to cocktails, Imbibe celebrates your world in a glass.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Think northern Italy only produces Pinot Grigio? Think again. Washington Post
Sales of wines at auction are expected to drop next year, meaning 2012 might be a good time to restock the cellar. Reuters
Large-format beers are primed for sharing this season. Wall Street Journal
10 sparkling cocktails to help you ring in the New Year. Imbibe
Zagat names the 10 coolest coffee shops in the U.S.—do you agree? Huffington Post
Small-production “grower” Champagnes aren’t just for special occasions. USA Today
Friday, December 23, 2011
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
What it takes to keep a Bagdad bar stocked. The Atlantic
Forget the cookies—some households treat Santa to everything from bourbon to cranberry-spiked cocktails. Cooking Light
Still shopping for last minute holiday gifts? We’ve got ideas every imbiber will love. Imbibe
Kim Jong Il and his annual six-figure Cognac habit. Bon Appetit
A new kosher brew pops up just in time for Hanukkah. NPR
Friday, December 16, 2011
Looking for a well-priced go-to wine for the holidays? We recommend the 2005 Podere San Giovanni Vino Nobile di Montepulciano—perfect for any holiday occasion and available across the country. Straightforward and slightly rustic, with notes of ripe berry fruit and just a hint of dusty spice, this is the kind of wine that offers something for palates of all persuasions. A blend of 90% Sangiovese (the same grape used to make Chianti) with Italian-indigenous varietals Cannaiolo and Mammolo also added to the mix, we’ve sipped this second-label wine from Tuscany’s Corte alla Flora estate alongside everything from radicchio salad to lasagna and wood-fired pizza, and it holds its own with every bite.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Four senators proposal to help save the postal service? Let them ship wine and beer. Huffington Post
Is Washington State’s move to privatize liquor fraught with unintentional consequences for craft distillers? Mynorthwest.com
Mourning the hiatus of NBC’s Community? One writer starts a movement to send the network gallons (and gallons) of Seven and Sevens. Good
A peek at who made Food Republic’s list of the most influential coffee people in the industry right now. Food Republic
Is Norway at the onset of a national butter shortage?? NPR
A beer specifically marketed toward women? No thanks. Baltimore Sun
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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What does your drink say about you? Gourmet Live
An Alaska man stuck in a snowdrift subsists on frozen cans of beer until help arrives several days later. ABC News
A small New York soda company toasts its 140th birthday. NPR
Did a scandal in the wine world force a longtime writer to leave his post? Thedrinksbusiness.com
A Grammy Award winner’s tour rider reveals some pretty particular imbibables. The Daily Mirror
One writer goes in search of obscure cocktail ingredients in order to mix up a few drinks at home. The New York Times
Friday, December 02, 2011
This Monday marks the 78th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, so for today’s Drink of the Week we’re marking the occasion with not one, but five cocktails to help you celebrate. From what American expats tippled during that era to a contemporary cocktail that wouldn’t exist if not for Prohibition’s repeal, here are five ways to toast your right to imbibe.
New York City barman Harry McElhone didn’t wait for Prohibition to hit before he crossed the Atlantic in favor of more cocktail-friendly climes. He eventually ended up in Paris where he mixed drinks for a number of expats, including bon vivant Erskine Gwynne whose magazine The Paris Boulevardier became the namesake of McElhone’s 1920s mix of bourbon, Campari and vermouth. Click here for the recipe.
During Prohibition, countless Americans fled to Cuba, and chances are a good many of them tipped back an El Presidente or two. Named for that country’s head of state from 1913 to 1921, this mix of white rum, French vermouth, orange Curacao and grenadine offers a commanding taste of the Caribbean. Click here for the recipe.
First mixed at Ciro’s of London in the 1920s, this sister cocktail of the better-known Sidecar is the namesake of a Titanic-sized ocean liner and offers equally seismic flavors with its mix of Cognac, orange juice and a spiced orange liqueur. Click here for the recipe. Photo: Stuart Mullenberg
Another lost cocktail of the Prohibition-era, this mix of gin, lime, Angostura and crème de menthe, first shone as the namesake to Noël Coward’s 1927 Broadway play and later found print in Harry Craddock’s 1930 cocktail tome, the Savoy Cocktail Book. Click here for the recipe.
Without the repeal of Prohibition we wouldn’t have gems like this 21st century Manhattan riff, which is well on its way to becoming a classic in its own right. Click here for the recipe. Photo: Stuart Mullenberg