August 7, 2010

2 WhistlePig: Pure Rye Whiskey

WhistlePig Rye Last Thursday night, I had the pleasure of tasting one of the most exciting (new-release) whiskeys that I’ve had in the past several years.  And, I have the great fortune of tasting a lot of whiskey above and beyond the pre-Prohi...

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May 26, 2010

0 the Margarita

The Margarita, in all of its simplistic glory—with more self-professed originators than the internet, see Ted Haigh interview—is all too often forsaken.  In a town like Los Angeles, sadly, one couldn't find a decent Margarita until a few years a...

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February 23, 2010

0 L.A. Cocktails: Parting Shots

Next time you’re pouring top-tier tequila, line up a selection of piquant sangritas (literal translation: “little blood”). Each toothsome nonalcoholic companion acts as a palate cleanser between hits of the peppery agave spirit. by Wyatt Pea...

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February 22, 2010

0 L.A. Cocktails: Liquid Heaven

At the Varnish, a speakeasy-style downtown bar that is now the city’s shrine to the art of the cocktail, the who’s who of the L.A. mixology scene are arriving. Tucked into the back of Cole’s, it’s a fine gathering place for an event with ...

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