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TALES OF THE COCKTAIL-IN THREE COCKTAILS

By Kirsten Amann “When the Tales of the Cocktail first began,” my seatmate Mark tells me, “we locals wondered, ‘is drinking cocktails really enough to base a festival around?’” We are twenty minutes out from touching down in Boston, home for me and a layover for Mark, discussing why I’d...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH-THE REVOLVER

By Pink Lady A little over a year ago, drinks writers were abuzz about the “resurgence” of the Espresso Martini. A NEW YORK TIMES column titled “The Espresso Martini Is Everywhere (Again)” wondered about the drink’s comeuppance: was it pandemic related, 9Os nostalgia, or simply a case of “everything old...
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WACHUSETT BREWING COMPANY

By Andy Crouch Wachusett Brewing Company has long enjoyed its status as a local powerhouse, distributing its beer throughout its central Massachusetts home. Founded by three local guys, all friends who attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute together, Wachusett remains a community-oriented brewery. Founders Ned LaFortune, Kevin Buckler, and Peter Quinn developed...
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A DRINK WITH MISTY KALKOFEN

By Maia Merrill Gosselin If you are involved with the beverage industry or have spent any time at all in the Boston bar scene, then Misty Kalkofen’s name is likely known to you. The theologian-turned-bartender is widely considered to be one of the industry’s truly great mixologists. During her tenure...
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ANCIENT CULTURE AND INNOVATIVE WINE SICILY

By Seema Tikare Sicily is a land of rich history, ruined splendor, and infinite possibilities. Despite traveling extensively in many parts of the world, it is hard to think of any place that contains more contradictions – of poverty and bounty, mountains and sea, simple ingredients and high concept cuisine,...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH=NEW ORLEANS FIZZ

by PINK LADY Tales of the Cocktail makes its in-person return this month, will you be there? Three years have passed since cocktail enthusiasts and beverage alcohol industry professionals have been able to convene IRL for this annual cocktail festival. Now in its 2Oth year and arguably the festival that...
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