Beverages

Catch some sun and some suds on these brewery trails....
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William Heritage Winery in Mullica Hill becomes the first New Jersey winery to put wine in a can: the 2017 William Heritage Dry Rosé, now available in four-packs....
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Pisco, an unaged distilled spirit made in Peru and Chile, is the basis for the famous pisco sour cocktail. But pisco is becoming a mixology favorite and is turning up in enticing new cocktails....
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White wines aren't just for the summer months. Before spring rolls around, enjoy the colder season with this selection of winter whites....
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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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Creativity was on tap as Garden State mixologists crafted storied cocktails at the fifth annual Iron Shaker competition....
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At the Iron Shaker competition, creativity was on display as world class bartenders created stunning cocktails. Here are two of our favorites....
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Partners have turned a single block in Montclair into a restaurant fiefdom, culminating in the smash opening of their pub, the Crosby. ...
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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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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

Malt: The Missing Link

July 13, 2017

A beer made with all Jersey ingredients was not achieved until last year. The advent of Jersey-made malt finally made it possible....
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New Sips by the Shore

June 8, 2017

The newest distilleries and breweries that have opened on the Shore, plus tips on tours and tastings....
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The Rise of Rosé

May 30, 2017

Three newly released wine books explore rosé and show its popularity is here to stay....
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Women Who Whiskey

May 12, 2017

Women who enjoy whiskey will have plenty of opportunities to do so at several events throughout the state. ...
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Dashes of Distinction

April 4, 2017

The buzz on bitters....
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