Breweries, Vineyards, and Distilleries, oh my!

Street Urchins:

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Papi lunged for the nape of Baby's neck. Thought he had, anyway. She moved fast. Lighting fast. A simile. Yes, he thought, I still have it. A bad simile, sure, since lightning is quick and unpredictab...

Questionable Drinks to Have on a First Date

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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First impressions are a big deal, and the fact is that they can make or break our ability to find the right person for us. That first date, we're looking at every little detail to see if there are red...

Best Breakfast Beers From Around the World

Hannah Louise Grugel
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Believe it or not, having a beer with breakfast is an age-old tradition. As far back as the 17th century monks at the Paulaner monastic brewery in Munich sipped on a dopplebocks in the early morning a...

Facts About Alcohol You Didn't Know

Shinji Kazuma
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Many people feel they have a good grasp on the various elements of alcohol after just buying one drink, as if that somehow makes you know every aspect of the drinking world. However, while many know t...

Weird Drinking Laws in Europe

Miranda O'Conner
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I wrote an article awhile back on weird American drinking laws, and, while there are more than enough to fill a second list, it's time to look across the pond at Europe. Europe has a long, storied his...

Beer and Chocolate: A Match Made in Heaven

David Greenwood-Haigh
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Have you ever thought about pairing beer and chocolate? Want to know more about it? Here are some things I learned from Cheryl Cade beer sommelier at The Thirst Consultants (yes real job who knew) whe...

Refreshing Summer Vodka and Gin Cocktails

Anthony Gramuglia
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Considering how many different cocktails and mixed drinks there are, and the number and variety of new concoctions that are created every year, it's surprising to discover that two of the most popular...

What Makes a Manhattan a Manhattan?

Connor Ferguson
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There are approximately 12 million Google results for "Manhattan recipe." Every major food website and cocktail blog offers their take, and each of these recipes is ever so slightly different. Chowhou...

How the Swizzle Stick Made a Comeback

Ray Shikinami
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Swizzle sticks may appear to be a bit of a relic from the 70s, but, in recent years, have made something of a comeback thanks to old-school nostalgia. Nostalgia tends to bring a lot of antiquated or o...

New York's Speakeasy Bar Scene

Scott Snowden
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The popular Crif Dogs diner is pretty easy to spot along St Mark’s Place; the words ‘Eat Me’ hang high above the sidewalk emblazoned across a giant frankfurter. There’s already quite a queue forming i...

Rock Climbing, Booze, and Existential Ennui

Joseph Ferguson
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After the Crux Originally appeared in Swift Kick No. 5/6 “Death and Transformation” 1987. Basement Man was the strangest fuck I ever met. I mean the guy looked like he just busted outa the pen, or wan...

Write For Proof Today

Proof Staff
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Proof has now joined the Vocal platform, allowing alcohol lovers around the globe to share intoxicating ideas, suggestions, stories, and ever-shifting tastes to a spirited community.

Say Hello To Verdejo

Yolanda Shoshana
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Wine cocktails can actually be a very sexy thing, once we take wine coolers out of the equation. When it comes to white wine in cocktails, most of the time the wine used is whatever is available. Next...

Do Bloody Marys Really Cure Hangovers?

Iwan Palinski
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"I pray thee let me and my fellow have A hair of the dog that bit us last night— And bitten were we both to the brain aright. We saw each other drunk in the good ale glass." —John Heywood, 1546 There ...

All About Liqueurs

Iwan Palinski
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Liqueurs, those sweet after-dinner drinks, are available in a remarkable range of flavors, including apricot, mint, peach, cherry, coffee, and orange. Proprietary brands, whose exact formulations are ...

Is Your Bartender Actually Into You?

Lynne Shumaker
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Pull up your barstool if you’ve ever been stumped by that age-old question: is the girl or guy tending the bar actually flirting with me, or simply trying to lock in a good tip? Maybe she is just bein...