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California’s Wildest Appellation

Bears, murderers, and endless switchbacks won’t stop producers from making amazing wines on the Mendocino Ridge On a chilly afternoon in February, as clouds gathered over mountains thick with redwoods and Douglas…

Tenango Rum’s Sofia Deleon Is Empowering Female Artisans in Guatemala With a Living Wage

You’ve heard of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, but have you ever heard of Sofia & Josés ice cream? Probably not. The short-lived business venture was the effort of an enterprising young…

6 Under the Radar Tequilas That Are Low-Key Amazing

Few spirits have the widespread appeal of Tequila. The well-known Mexican liquor has captured the hearts (and palates) of American drinkers for many reasons. Fresh, lively, fruity, and fun, it’s ideal for…

Two Crus in the Southern Rhône Bravely Face a Hotter, Drier, But Hopefully Fresher Future

Bonus: The resulting wines are a (relative) bargain. The Southern Rhône is known for powerful, robust, long-aging reds. From $6 bottles of Côtes du Rhône AOC to $1,000 bottles of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the…

Why You Need More Pecorino in Your Life

And we don’t mean the cheese. In our hyper-fragmented world, it would be difficult to imagine a grape enjoying the same sudden, all-encompassing success of, say, Pinot Noir.  Remember that rocket ride?…

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