Beverages

A willingness to let grapes be grapes is gaining traction....
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The versatile spirit is finally hitting more Jersey menus and shelves....
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This year, Denise Ford-Sawadogo and Leo Sawadogo are honoring the late Chadwick Boseman and Gil Noble with special brews....
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Thanks to a change in liquor laws in 2013, distilleries have been cropping up across the Garden State. Here, an overview of the craft spirits they produce....
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A leading producer of applejack and apple brandy, Laird's came about in Colonial times. (George Washington even requested a recipe!)...
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Muckraker Beermaker specializes in labor-intensive Belgian-style lambic beers....
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The quality of Garden State wines has improved greatly in the last decade—and more recently, wineries are making strides in sparkler production....
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Here’s what it looks like these days to choose booze without the buzz....
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As a category, the fizzy drink has steadily grown in sales since 2014, when the first commercially available brand launched in Brooklyn....
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Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, sales of premixed cocktails have exploded....
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With nearly 900 participating breweries, the collaborative effort aims to raise awareness for the injustices people of color face daily. Denise Ford-Sawadogo of Montclair Brewery explains the beer's importance....
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Alcohol producers have pivoted to hand-sanitizer production and expanded home delivery—much to customers' relief....
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Under Cannoncru, his new label, Chris Cannon works with with makers worldwide to bottle lesser-known wines that are sustainable, organic and/or biodynamic....
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Blaufränkisch originated in Austria in the 1700s but has more recently been popping up in the Garden State....
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This Edison-produced syrup makes grown-up slushies a snap....
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Some Jersey breweries and brewpubs are limiting the presence of kids....
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And why they're a warm-weather staple....
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Sake, a fermented-rice beverage, has traditionally been consumed on its own but is increasingly showing up in mixed drinks....
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How one family turned a bare-bones Absecon shop into a 32,000-square-foot staple....
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Ready-to-drink vodkas, gin and tonics, and Bloody Marys are increasingly popping up at liquor stores and supermarkets....
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