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The Destructive Nature Of Alcohol

Brandon Krogel
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I feel like alcohol rarely gets the recognition it deserves as one of the most destructive and detrimental creations to ever affect the human race. Maybe there's a reason for that. Booze is sneaky. It...

Best Rum Cocktails for Parties

Skunk Uzeki
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Rum cocktails tend to have an intimidating or downright bad reputation among drinkers. Possibly because of how sweet rum can be, or because of how many bad decisions seem to come from drinking them, r...

The Best Bars in NYC for Summer

Scott Snowden
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A quick glance at the clock tells you it's 5:45 pm. No one is responding to email requests or phone calls now, let's face facts, the rest of New York has probably already gone home. To hell with it, y...

Myths About Alcohol You Shouldn't Believe

Daniel Falconer
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If you’re of above legal drinking age, or for some of you, even if you’re below it, you’re likely to know exactly how it feels to go to the bar and order your first alcoholic drink. The excitement and...

History of Wine and Church

Cato Conroy
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The church is not exactly what most people would think of when they are asked to name a champion of partying. However, it'd be a lie to say that the often straight-laced church didn't have a major con...

Best Wine Bars in NYC

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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Prior to my current job, I was a food critic. I spent a huge amount of time going to bar after bar, sipping wine and cocktails while I took mental notes on everything from the service, to the ambiance...

Rise of the Mobile Wine Bar

Anthony Beal
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We live in a wonderful age of accessible, affordable street food. Food trucks are mobile marvels of modern meal management from which hungry passersby can avail themselves of breakfast, lunch, dinner,...

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sake

Anthony Beal
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Japanese sake has one of the longest, most storied histories of all alcoholic beverages, yet its tale remains largely unknown outside the country of its birth, or to anyone who isn't a dyed-in-the-woo...

Signs You Need to Stop Drinking

Rowan Marley
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Have you ever met someone who never seemed to be fully sober? They may have an overall cloud of melancholy around them, may have health problems that involve alcohol as a root of the problem, and are ...

Themed Cocktails

Skunk Uzeki
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Themed cocktails are big now – really big. This is particularly true among geeks who enjoy cocktails named after their favorite characters and drinks featured in movies, TV shows, and books. In fact, ...

Alcohol Addiction: Mental Disease or Choice?

Taylor Flaherty
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As I reach for my third water bottle within the hour to cure my killer hangover, I think back to the vague events of the night before. I scroll through my camera roll at the numerous pictures taken to...

Just One More Round

J.C. Marie
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I was never a big drinker before college. My parents occasionally let me try their beer or a shot if we were at one of their friend's houses, but I never got drunk. I wasn't friends with the party cro...

Unconventional Uses For Wine

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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Wine has become the choice drink of Millennials, Gen-Xers, as well as Gen Z kids who are old enough to drink. It's easy to see why there are so many wine drinkers out there, why wine accessories are s...

Best Whiskey Cocktails

Anthony Gramuglia
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For any experienced whiskey drinker, any list of the best whiskey cocktails may appear more than a little familiar. Chances are, you've drank all of these before. And for good reason: they're really, ...

Should You Get a Wine Fridge?

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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Back in the 19th century, any wine that was worth preserving would be sent to the wine cellar. Nowadays, most of us don't have the space for a wine cellar...but do have the space needed for a wine fri...

Best Nerdy Bars In the World

Anthony Gramuglia
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The world is full of great bars, bad bars, and even ridiculous bars, but very rarely do you encounter one of the best nerdy bars in the world. While there are many themed bars and restaurants in the w...