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Cognac: The world’s most famous brandy

Cognac is the world’s most famous brandy. It’s made in the region of the same name in Southwestern France, just north of Bordeaux along the Charente River. The Romans built settlements here and were the first to plant vines recognizing the area as a strategic trading center. Easy access to ... Read More »

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Beyond the myths and legends of tequila

Tequila myths and legends abound in the modern world as well, albeit primarily in the mortal world (although I thought that I died one night in Guadalajara, but that’s another story). Much confusion still surrounds the unique agave plant and tequila. Is it a cactus? No, actually it belongs to a ... Read More »

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How to make Caipirinhas at home

The greatest aspect of the cocktail renaissance is that people are making cocktails at home once again. Home bar kit sales have skyrocketed in recent years, as most anyone who entertains or simply enjoys a post-work drink at home now owns a basic set of bar tools. Today we want to focus on the caipirinha, ... Read More »

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The best Bloody Mary cocktail mix ever

The Bloody Mary is all about the mix. Use a substandard mix and you’ll have a rather forgettable cocktail despite the use of even the best Vodka. Speaking of Vodka… BevX.com recommends using a quality, and sensibly priced Vodka. There is no better way to spot a status-seeking fool than to witness ... Read More »