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Catch This Before the End of Summer . . .

Catch This Before the End of Summer . . .

Or Wait until next May
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Foie Gras Vodka Could Be Delicious with Your Meal

Foie Gras Vodka Could Be Delicious with Your Meal

A Japanese Bartender Reinvents the Savory Factor Read More ==>

Cognac: In It for the Long Haul

Cognac: In It for the Long Haul

Market Ups and Downs aside, Cognac Producers Remain Committed to Growth Read More ==>

A Japanese Ice Master

A Japanese Ice Master

What it takes to perfect the craft.

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Can Rum's Reputation Be Saved?

Can Rum's Reputation Be Saved?

The West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers' Association agrees to a set of rum-making standards. Read More ==>

Singular Whites from Tiny Collio

Singular Whites from Tiny Collio

White wines from Collio, a tiny region north of Venice, are coming onto our radar now.
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Cachaça Is Back on the Horizon

Cachaça Is Back on the Horizon

Thanks to the 2014 World Cup, the 2016 Summer Olympics and Brazil’s impact on fashion, entertainment and design, its culture and flavor is gaining momentum. This may be the right moment to get to know cachaça, its national spirit. Read More ==>

Cottage Industry: The U.K.'s Craft Gin Boom

Cottage Industry: The U.K.'s Craft Gin Boom

We Stick Our Noses into the U.K.'s Craft Gin Boom

Britain has never seen anything like it—well, not since the 1750s that is, and few of us remember the original Gin Craze.

But gin is very definitely the spirit of the age once again, with premium brand sales growing fast and any number of craft distillers opening their doors, attracted by gin's sexy new fashionable image.

In fact, the U.K. government's Customs & Revenue service says it has been overwhelmed by applications for small-scale distilling licences. Despite revised staff training procedures having been put in place the time taken for approval has been extended: bad luck for those fledging operations hoping to apply in the near future.


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Mixing It Up in Hong Kong and Macau

Mixing It Up in Hong Kong and Macau

As Hong Kong is one of the world's most truly "international" business cities, it should be expected that the bartending community is just as eclectic and cosmopolitan, with talent from around the world shaking and stirring.
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Mark Reynier Returns

Mark Reynier Returns

The man who save Bruichladdich has purchased the old Guinness brewery in  Ireland and plans a new Irish whiskey distillery. Read More ==>

Seven Stills for Seven Hills

Seven Stills for Seven Hills

Seven stills is a tall order, especially for a duo of San Francisco craft distillers who don't even have one still—yet. Read More ==>

Treaty Oak Distilling Makes All the Right Moves in Texas

Treaty Oak Distilling Makes All the Right Moves in Texas

In September, MicroLiquor honored Treaty Oak Distilling Co. of Austin, Texas, with several accolades. Read More ==>

Earthquake Harvest

Earthquake Harvest

The response to the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the Napa Valley in the early hours of August 24 has been overwhelming. Read More ==>

Profile: Ryan Magarian

Profile: Ryan Magarian

Ryan Magarian has had a major impact on the national, and particularly Pacific Northwest, bartending scene for more than a decade. Read More ==>

Good, Cold Fun: Frozen Cocktails for Late Summer

Good, Cold Fun: Frozen Cocktails for Late Summer

Long the embarrassing stepchild of the artisan cocktail world, frozen cocktails are cool again. Read More ==>

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