Beverages

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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Making the world's most popular beer requires a bit of extra TLC....
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In a new book, Atlantic County oenophile John Mahoney posits that fermented grapes led to the birth of Western civilization....
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A novice gets his feet wet (literally) on the canning line at New Jersey Beer Co. in North Bergen....
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The Glassboro brewery's "go-big-or-go-home mentality" yields exciting results....
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Our panel of experts pick their favorite Jersey beers in eight popular styles. ...
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Erika and Michael Kane spent years visiting breweries before starting Kane Brewing Company in 2011. Here, we take you through the company's history and future plans....
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These three brewery tasting rooms are the best in the state....
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At the Referend in Pennington, James Priest specializes in an age-old technique that yields complex beers that defy expectations....
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There’s no business like beer business—and it’s booming in New Jersey, which now boasts nearly 100 breweries. Here are the best of the best....
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Meet the New Brut IPAs

February 20, 2019

A year ago, brut IPAs were barely on anyone’s radar. Now they’re in the spotlight....
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Brandy Earns New Respect

January 9, 2019

Better brandies, and more types of brandy, are capturing consumers’ fancies....
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Baijiu is the best-selling liquor on earth (largely because of the number of people who consume it in its native China). Its aroma is super-funky, and that’s a good thing. At 100-to-120 proof, it’s not to be trifled with. But this ancient spirit can definitely be enjoyed....
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Jersey brewers, looking to the past for inspiration (and improved flavor and texture), are revive the centuries-old method of bottle or cask conditioning....
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Pétillant-naturel—pét-nat for short—is both a sexy debutante in today's wine world and a form of sparkling wine that predates Champagne by centuries....
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Care for a refreshing chardonnay? A marvelous merlot? You'll find plenty to sample on these trails, linking some of the state's top wineries....
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Japan Rises to Rival Scotch

September 19, 2018

Japanese whisky (which adopts the Scotch spelling) isn’t exactly new. But it’s taken off as a category in recent years, and demand has outpaced what was already a limited supply....
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