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BEER, WINE, AND SPIRITS

Mixing It Up with Clarke Anderson

Atlanta Cochon555 barkeep on cocktails and pork

Atlanta Cochon555 Barkeep on Cocktails & Pork

When Clarke Anderson stumbled upon a copy of “The University Wine Course” at a yard sale, he had no idea he had made life-changing discovery. The textbook, a 12-week program on the science, production and study of grapes, shifted his interest and exposed him to the analytical side of what was going on inside the bottles he was serving as a ... Read More »

Bourbon Dinner @ The Shed at Glenwood

Local Menu paired with Locally Distilled Spirits

Our City Editor, Zee Richards, enjoyed an amazing Dinner courtesy of the hospitable folks at The Shed at Glenwood. Chef Deandre Kitchen and Sous Chef Matthew Magro did an amazing job. 13th Colony Distillery, located in Americus, GA,  provided the spirits for the evening which were all smooth, enjoyable and perfectly paired with the dishes. The Shed often hosts beer dinners but ... Read More »

COME CELEBRATE THE 21st AMENDMENT 8/29 IN CANDLER PARK

The Cork Pullers, Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival

The Cork Pullers, Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival Saturday, August 29th from 3-8pm Candler Park – 1500 McLendon Rd. Atlanta, GA 30307 COME CELEBRATE THE 21st AMENDMENT WITH THE CORK PULLERS! WWW.CORKPULLERSTOUR.COM Hello Atlanta! Are you ready to celebrate! Sample great local and national beers, wines, and liquors, listen to live music, shop with amazing artists and merchants. Check out Food Truck ... Read More »

From Basqueto to Bordeaux

Discovering a World of flavor in the Southwest of France

By Monica Parpal Tucked into the southwest corner of France, bordered by the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic coastline, lies the French region of Aquitaine. About the size of Belgium, Aquitaine (French for “land of water”) encapsulates diverse geographical, historical, and cultural characteristics. The terrain climbs skyward with imposing peaks to the south, descends into vinecovered landscape to the north, ... Read More »

Spring 2015: 30 Things We Love Right Now

In No Particular Order

1 | Penthouse Bliss at Suite Food Lounge In real estate, they say it’s all about location, location, location. For the Atlanta dining/club scene, Suite Food Lounge certainly makes a claim as a top destination, simply by sitting pretty in the burgeoning Luckie Marietta district at the nexus of downtown and Midtown West. It helps, of course, that this new player on the ... Read More »

Seasonal Sips

Four Drink Recipes We Love Right Now

Top Shelf Margarita From Agave Salt the rim of a lowball glass and set aside. In a shaker with ice, combine: 1-1/2 ounces Herradura Silver tequila 1-1/2 ounces Grand Marnier 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice 2 ounces sweet-and-sour Shake well and strain into lowball glass over ice. Garnish with a slice of lime. agaverestaurant.com   In a shaker, muddle: ... Read More »

New Face of the Old World

Village Market & Cafe treats Atlanta to fresh and casual European fare

Long has ICE Martini Bar held sway in Woodstock—an ultra-modern sushi and tapas fix for those with an appetite for electric atmosphere and mouthwatering maki. But the team behind the concept has decided to venture a bit further afield—to Europe. So we welcome Village Market & Cafe to Woodstock, an Italian-inspired deli and marketplace for locals to dine and shop. Each guest has ... Read More »

Cook with a Book (AND A DRINK)

The Naked Pint: An Unadulturated Guide to Craft Beer (Perigree Trade, 2012)

In The Naked Pint, authors Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune clearly and comically deconstruct craft beer, stripping it down to its core and celebrating all its complexities and flavors. The book breaks down the basics (beer is just hops, malt, water, and yeast, after all) and even offers insight on how to brew your very own batch. Put simply, it’s ... Read More »

A Mexican Spirit in Greek Bottling

The story of Demetrio tequila

By Maya Silver | Editor What’s a tequila company doing with a Greek name like Demetrio? That’s a good question, and the answer begets a not-so-short story. You see, Marion Mariathasan is not your average tequila company head honcho. Founding and managing Demetrio is just one of many of the sombreros Mariathasan wears. Originally from Sri Lanka, his family fled ... Read More »

Keep Calm and Chai On

Coffee brews step aside—chai beers have arrived

By Maya Silver | Editor The signature chai spice medley of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, fennel, and black pepper has us hooked—particularly when accompanied by caffeine and frothy milk. But how about paired with alcohol and hops? It seems to have started in 2009 with the Sah’tea. This modern version of a ninth century Finnish ale is part of the Dogfish ... Read More »