Author: Tara Nurin

Chocolates for your Valentine are nothing new, but Libations columnist Tara Nurin recommends snuggling up with your sweetie and a bottle of a surprisingly complex chocolate stout.

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In their new book, Clean Cocktails, holistic health coaches Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli propose a potent mixology minus artificial ingredients.

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Aperitifs in The Spotlight

December 5, 2017

Aperitifs, which are relatively low in alcohol and semidry, with herbal notes, make ideal appetite stimulants.

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Tart Beers for Turkey Time

November 7, 2017

The category known as sour beers deserves a place at the Thanksgiving table. Some are fruity, but all deliver varying degrees of refreshing tartness.

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The comfort-food BYO lists 31 entrées at brunch. At lunch and dinner, there are just seven appetizers, 15 sandwiches and eight entrées to choose from.

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Here are the top whiskey bars chosen by our readers.

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Making wine (as opposed to marketing, selling or writing about it) has long been a male domain. But Jersey’s female head vintners are changing that.

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Lager, a Beer Most Naked

September 14, 2017

Fermentation can generate unpleasant “off” flavors, which in ales can be masked by assertive fruit, hops, malt and higher alcohol levels. But lagers can’t resort to such fixes.

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A handful of South and Central Jersey tavern owners protest possible changes in brewery rules.

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Tiki, Untacky

August 7, 2017

Implausible as it may sound amidst the brown whiskey boom and serious cocktail culture, tiki-style drinks are making a comeback.… Read the rest

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