Women Running The Liquor World: Edition Six

Though the spirits industry is often characterized as one dominated by men, that isn’t to say that there aren’t plenty of women who are currently at the helm of some of the world’s most notable liquor brands. From master distillers, brand ambassadors and owners to those at the forefront of marketing, innovation and every role in between, these women haven't let stereotypical industry “norms” hold them back. Today they are leaders in their respective fields, shaking up the world of liquor, all wh

Want An Authentic Philly Cheesesteak In San Francisco? Go Here Now.

The Tilden Hotel is a chic boutique property once known as the Mark Twain Hotel. Originally built in 1928, the reimagined property boasts a rotating art collection of local artists; Tilden Cafe which serves a selection of high quality coffee and tea drinks alongside SF-based JANE’s pastries; a lively lobby that doubles as a great workspace thanks to free Wi-Fi, charging areas, a hip vibe and communal spaces; and last, but certainly not least, The Douglas Room.

The World Of Winemaking With Passalacqua Winery's Jessica Boone

Located in Dry Creek Valley, California is Passalacqua Winery, a family-owned establishment that’s been growing grapes in the region for five generations. It’s a winery that, unlike most, boasts a tradition of female winemakers. This began with the current owner’s Great Aunt Edith. In 1933, she opened Sonoma County Cellars making her one of the first women to make wine and own and operate a winery in California post-prohibition.

The Evolution Of The Espresso Martini And Craft Coffee Cocktail Culture

Craving a sweet, boozy way to wake up, post-dinner? The Espresso Martini has just what you need: a jolt of caffeine made decadent with a creamy coffee liquor served up in a classy V-shaped glass, garnished with a few coffee beans. Though it’s an easy, three-ingredient cocktail, it’s super versatile and can be made with almost any spirit, espresso and your choice of coffee liquor, most often Kahlúa.

Game Night: Booze To Pair With Your Board Games

While there will always be something to be said for going out on a Friday to a fancy cocktail bar, or a night out at the club — let’s be real — it’s winter, it’s freezing and you just want to get cozy and stay in your sweatpants. That said, if you’re still looking to stay social, why not throw the ultimate game night for you and your friends? Say goodbye to the drunken, annoying bar crowds and ridiculous cocktail prices and instead unwind and make new memories with your close friends at home. G

21 Most Historic Wineries In Franciacorta

Sparkling wine enthusiasts should visit Franciacorta, Italy, a region famed for its namesake wine and the storied history behind its many wineries. Sparkling wine has been produced in Franciacorta since the 16th century, though it wasn’t until 1961 that the first bottle of Franciacorta was produced. Here’s a look at some of the most historic, picturesque wineries in the region, some of which are housed in ancient family villas, others decorated with 15th century frescos.

Reddit's Alexis Ohanian Aims To Put Armenia Back On The Spirits Map With Shakmat

The Reddit and Initialized Capital co-founder Alexis Ohanian has tapped into his Armenian heritage to bring to the American spirits market Armenian brandy, known as konyak in Armenia. Launched in collaboration with Flaviar, a direct-to-consumer spirits club with whom the entrepreneur had initially invested in via Y Combinator, the brandy is appropriately named Shakmat, the Armenian word for chess which is one of the country's most beloved traditions.

A Taste Of Long Beach, California

When’s the last time you dined in Long Beach? From Mexican, Cambodian and French to vegan and barbecue, you can find nearly every cuisine under the Californian sun in this diverse coastal city. Thanks to its array of multicultural influences, local California classics such as fresh seafood never get old. With an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and hometown pride for locally owned businesses, Long Beach has an under-the-radar culinary scene waiting to be explored. Check out this roundup o

New York City's Most Festive, Over-The-Top Holiday Pop-Ups

It's the most wonderful time of the year and there are few places better to take it all in than New York City! Aside from shopping at Christmas markets, ice skating, admiring the Rockefeller tree, seeing the Rockettes, strolling by glowing storefronts and other Big Apple traditions, this city gets extra lit thanks to outrageously festive holiday pop-ups that completely transform favorite hot spots into whole new worlds filled with more spirit than you could ever wish for.

All-Female Bartending Competition Speed Rack Is Back For Its Eighth US Season

The eighth US season of Speed Rack is back and stronger than ever with 25 of New York City's fiercest female bartenders kicking off the competition this Sunday, Nov. 18th at Melrose Ballroom. For those that don't know, Speed Rack is a nationwide competition that was specifically designed to showcase the talent of up-and-coming women in the cocktail industry, along with giving back to individuals who have been affected by breast cancer.
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