food + cooking

Holy Spirits

James Rodewald delivers the gospel on transcendent beers, wines, and liqueurs made by religious orders
food + cooking

What Your Drink Says About You

David Wondrich decodes the imbiber’s manual and tells us you are what you drink
wine + spirits + beer

Eight Great Pilsners

Pilsner, the world’s most popular beer style, may also be the most maligned. The pilsener was invented in Bohemia in the 19th century, honed in Germany, and nearly destroyed in America. After years of mass-market, ersatz suds, the style has had a resurgence. Here are eight great examples....
travel + culture

Hallo Berlin! Part One

Yes, there are the museums and the galleries and the nightclubs, but what’s most exciting about Berlin is the sense of openness and what is possible.
food + cooking

The Mixologist and the Meyer Lemon

Don’t scoff until you taste what this hybrid citrus can do for an ordinary glass of beer.
wine + spirits + beer

Eight Great Saison Beers

With temperatures inching north, now is the time to ditch dark stouts and reach for a refreshing saison. Brewed in winter to be drunk in summer (originally by seasonal workers in the French-speaking part of...

Cocktail of the Week: Black and Tan

Not to be confused with the beer drink of the same name, this Black and Tan is a balanced and refreshing rye whiskey cocktail.

Homemade Ginger Beer

This spicy ginger beer is made the old-fashioned way, with lots of fresh grated ginger, sugar, yeast, and water.
June 2009

Ruth’s Mother’s Recipes: Shrimp in Beer

Here’s one of my mother’s very favorite dishes.
April 2009
food + cooking

Sonoma’s Food, Wine, and Film Mashup

This year’s Sonoma International Film Festival features some surprisingly good pairings (Chardonnay and kettle corn) and very some odd choices (a lifetime achievement award for Bruce Willis?)....
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