Cocktailia’s newest trend catches fire—plus, recipes from some of the country’s best barkeeps
Grab a glass—premier sommelier Maxwell Leer is leading a magical tasting tour
A recipe to take the venerable spirit from mundane to magical
By the Glass—a Macallan cocktail worthy of its home at £10 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Nothing’s better in August than a tall, cold one—see how bartenders across the U.S. take the pause that refreshes.
New iterations of premium agave give sippers their choice of taste sensations; plus, 13 brands worth a try.
From Russia with love, infused vodka and the cocktails it inspires.
With its origins in the smokiest of spirits, this combination of rum and bitters is right on target.
A two-fisted combo of Jameson Irish whiskey and pickle juice—how can you go wrong?
It’s long been revered as a spirit—now today’s cocktalians are giving the libation a second go-round in eight delectable recipes.
An evolution that expands the definition of a classic cocktail; plus, five recipes.
The apricot is one of California’s most luscious fruits, and while its season may end in summer, its liqueurs can be enjoyed year-round.
Francesco Lafranconi melds gin, vodka, sweet sherry and maraschino liqueur to create a cocktail
that is both complex and perfectly balanced.
The premier cocktailians of Caña put their own inimitable L.A. spin on what was once the drink of the tropics.
Santa Barbara is pinot noir heaven, but just which one is best? We give 'em a taste test.
Chandler’s The Long Goodbye stoked interest in this simple but elegant cocktail to Americans across the country.
There's a new kid in town on the L.A. cocktail scene, and this one means business with an array of only artisanal mezcals.
Ron Cooper's journey from artist to mezcal producer started with a single question: “Do you think the Pan-American Highway really exists?” From there, he was driven to show the world the joys of the most complex, versatile and rarefied distillate on earth.
The history of chardonnay in California may hold the key to its future—white wine's biggest fashion victim is finally getting a makeover.
Jim Duane at Hi-Time Wine Cellars has put together one of the greatest collections of champagne outside of Reims, France. Bonus: recipe for a wild hibiscus champagne cocktail!
Who knew wine fraud was 2,000 years old? Even connoisseurs get fooled by fake labels—and it can cost big. New safeguards include bottle numbering and hologram technology.
Sonoma's Lioco Winery produces the deliciousness only California wines can deliver. Meet the men behind the Chardonnays, Pinots and standout Carignan.