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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....
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Drinking in a Foreign Language

On German wine shops, first-time awkwardness, and falling in love.
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That’s the Whiskey Talking

Tennessee tinkers with its liquor laws, to good and ill effect.
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Bartenders Who Farm

Is this the next logical step in the modern cocktail movement?
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Eight Great Aperitif Wines

When it’s so hot that it’s hard to think of eating, aperitif wines come into their own. A little sweet, a little bitter, with unusual herbal notes to get the brain and palate ready for food, these...
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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...
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Eight Great Affordable Spirits

Times may be tough, but that doesn’t mean you have to resort to off-brand booze. Here are eight fantastic bottles that will keep you in, er, fine spirits.
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Château-Chalon: The Forbidden White

Illegal in the United States, this nutty, salty wine is worth seeking out. (And of course, it’s much easier to find if you happen to be hanging out with one of the region’s top vintners.)...
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The Allure of Albariño, the Trauma of Traminer

Australian winemakers have been in love with Albariño—one of the great Spanish whites—for years. But now the country’s white-wine industry has been turned upside down by a DNA...
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A Crash Course in Greek Wine

Searching for gold—and finding it, occasionally, despite the odds—at an international wine competition.
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