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No. 4: November/December 2006



Holiday Drinks & Entertaining Guide
Get in the spirit with these 10 festive cocktails. Plus, 10 time-saving entertaining tips.


Imbibe Gift Guide
Swoon-inducing ideas for the drinkies on your list.


The Prague Paradox READ »
Where unexpected drink cultures converge.


Wine by the Numbers READ »
Gen Next challenges the relevance of wine scores, but the 100-point system still rules the school—for now.


A Radical Brew
Love ’em or hate ’em, lambics will never leave you indifferent.


Tasting the Place
Can’t make it to Guatemala? A cup of coffee might be the next best way to get there.



Uncorked Drink news you can use.


Dr. Cocktail Rediscovering vintage drinks with Ted Haigh.


Distilled Your questions, expert answers. Ask your own question to our drink experts here.


Taste-Test Seven premium drinking chocolates.


Gear See which tea infusers we like best.


Elements Herbsaint, the spirit of New Orleans. READ »


Characters San Francisco mixologist Alberta Straub is the hostess with the mostest.


Real Deal Five affordable champagne alternatives.


Style Label artist Friederike Paetzold makes good wines look even better.


Mix It Up Warm your spirit with Irish coffee.


Scene Scout Where to go now, from Barolo in Seattle to Amra’s in Raleigh.


Cravings Dave Lieberman’s Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes.


Quench There may be no egg and no cream, but egg cream soda is a New York classic.



Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum, Rototo, Herbsaint Frappe, Cocktail à la Louisiane, Cocktail Creole, The Pear Necessity, The Emma Peeler, The Temptation of Emma, Cinnamon Campari Sidecar, St. Nick Sour, Tom & Jerry, Cherry Chocolate Amnesia, The Baron's Punch, Irish Stout Sangria, Spiced Tangerine Caipirinha, Bleeding Orange, Crantopia Martini, Old Fashioned, The Metamorphasis, Bellini, Winter Citrus Mimosa


Mocktail Ruby Sparkler


Alcohol-free Egg Cream Soda


Food Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes


How-to Irish Coffee