Drinks

Malvasia, a Grape Variety With Ancient Roots

A malvasia vineyard on the island of Salina, Italy. (Manos Angelakis)
A malvasia vineyard on the island of Salina, Italy. (Manos Angelakis)

Malvasia is one of the grape varieties extensively planted in most of the countries bordering the Mediterranean. There are numerous clones of the basic malvasia...

Drinks

Festive Drinks for Those Who Don’t Drink

Chateau d’Estoublon has introduced Moukipic Rose & Blanc, a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage made of Muscat grapes. The bottle is gorgeous, and the bubbly grape juice lightly sweet and fragrant. It can be found at Ideal Cheese Shop and online at …... Read More




  • Daniel Fitzgerald on Wines to Offer (or Drink Yourself) for the Holidays

    Daniel Fitzgerald, Sommelier, Clay Pigeon Food and Drink, Fort Worth, Texas, on his holiday wine picks: Sparkling Bubbles for the Holidays The holiday season is... Read more

  • Mary Thompson on Wines to Offer (or Drink Yourself) for the Holidays

    Mary Thompson, Sommelier, Saint Martha, Los Angeles, Calif., on her holiday wine picks: For the Wine Aficionado Dario Princic Bianco Trebez Venezie 2006 “Orange wine”... Read more

  • Hai Tran on Wines to Offer (or Drink Yourself) for the Holidays

    Hai Tran, Advanced Sommelier at Herons, at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary, N.C., on his holiday picks: Tasting Blind By now a lot of... Read more

  • We know different coloured plates can affect how food ‘tastes’ … and now we know that the same applies to coffee. (Pete, CC BY)

    Bitter Coffee Today? Try Changing the Colour of Your Cup

    In Australia, around a billion cups of coffee a year are consumed in cafés, restaurants and other outlets. Even Britain, a nation famous for its... Read more

  • Frogs are crowded into a fishbowl at a juice stand in Lima, Peru, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that is revered by some Andean cultures for having the power to cure asthma, bronchitis and sluggishness. While the juice is popular, there's no scientific evidence that confirms the frog juice benefits. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Medicinal Peruvian Smoothie’s Secret Ingredient? Whole Frogs in a Blender!

    LIMA, Peru—Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andean mountains, some locals believe putting frogs in a blender is the answer. Unfortunately, there... Read more

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    How to Make: Glowing Greens Juice

    For a healthy glowing skin this juice includes cucumber, which contains silica to help keep the skin elastic, and a pear which has lots of... Read more

  • Left: ‘Village Fair,’ a German single-leaf woodcut, ca. 1530, by Barthel Beham. Right: (BananaStock/BananaStock/Thinkstock)

    How Much Did Our Ancestors Drink—Are We Drinking More?

    Autumn is awash with alcohol, and not just because of the new vintage. Oktoberfest plays a part, too, the 16-day festival in Munich that we... Read more

  • Assorted ciders at The Queens Kickshaw, in Astoria, Queens. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The Second Coming of Cider

    For the almost 100 years that followed Prohibition, hard cider in the United States kept a low profile. But in the woods and abandoned orchards,... Read more

  • Gin is a versatile liquor that works well with many flavors. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    9 Fresh Ways to Gin Up Your Holidays

    Much as we might like otherwise, few of us have the cash, time, or energy to maintain a full bar. And that can be a... Read more

  • Rows of Falanghina vines in Sannio, Italy (Manos Angelakis)

    Falanghina, Italy’s Liquid Gold

    Falanghina is an ancient grape variety of vitis vinifera used in Italy for white wines. It is cultivated mostly in Campania, north of Naples, and... Read more

  • According to a recent study, there more than a few microparticles floating around in several different kinds of German beer. (AOL Screenshot)

    Study Finds Plastic Microparticles in Beers (Video)

    What’s in your beer? According to a recent study, there may be more than hops and malts floating around in your pint. Researchers working in... Read more

  • Nunavut Mulls Opening Territory’s First Beer and Wine Store

    OTTAWA—Nunavut wants to deal with its alcohol problem by opening the territory’s first beer and wine store. Soon Iqaluit residents will have their say and,... Read more

  • Bottles of bourbon are on display in a case at the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky., in this file photo. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

    Bourbon Production Reaches High Point Since ’70s

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders’... Read more

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    8 Cool Summer Drinks to Try From Around The World (Recipes Included)

    After that hot summer day, all we want is a nice cooling refreshment. These are 8 summer drinks from around the globe you can try that... Read more

  • A couple dining in a Paris cafe. Dining or drinking at conscientious places is getting easier using the Conscientious Customer app.

    Fair and Funky: New Zealand’s Conscious Consumers

    In just four years time, bright colored, bright minded accreditation company Conscious Consumers boosts 30.000 likes on Facebook. As opposed to for example Bio Gro,... Read more

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    How to Make Healthy Soda Pop at Home

    I don’t know what it is about spring, but it seems that I am consistently bitten by the culture bugs at this time of year... Read more


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