Browsing by Category: Wine & Spirits

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On last week’s broadcast of Food Talk with Mike Colameco on Heritage Radio Network, Chris Struck stopped by to talk about the sensational orange wines of Georgia and I was in the studio to chat about Rome’s restaurant scene and the wines of Lazio. HRN is listener-supported radio. If you like what you hear, please consider a donation. Happy listening!

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Photos: Lizzie Munro for PUNCH

Thanks in large part to the success of the two titans of the category, Campari and Aperol, and their associated cocktails, Italy’s red bitter liqueurs are experiencing something of a boom. Both new and established brands are finding a market in America thanks to pioneering importers and enthusiastic bartenders. (more…)

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Ordinarily, I find no joy in receiving press releases announcing a new opening in Rome. More often than not, they are about another useless burger joint, a lame “strit fud” stall, or a brunch-buffet-bisto-ristorante-mixology-cafe-all-you-can-eat-ribs-on-Tuesdays disaster. But today I received a joyous email signaling (more…)

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Illustration: Maddie Edgar.

By definition, the lives of professional drinkers are fraught with occasional property damage, impaired judgement, and an insatiable thirst for booze knowledge. My illustrious colleague Whitney Adams surveyed the crowd over at PUNCH and here’s what we’ll be hitting or quitting in 2016. Happy New Year!

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Illustration by Yoonhwa Jang.

The Expo may be wrapping up, but that’s no reason to skip a trip to Milan! Italy’s fashion and business capital has a robust drinking culture, thanks, in part, to its historic bars and liquor companies. Sara Porro and I created a guide for Punch detailing the best places for aperitivo, cocktails, craft beer, and wine. Head on over to PUNCH for the full scoop.