No. 64 November/December 2016

2016 holiday issue

    Features

    Sour Power

    Brighten holiday drinks with the crisp flavor of winter citrus.

    Holiday Gift Guide

    Imbibe-approved gifts for everyone on your list. Read More »

    Get Jolly

    From spiced ales to super-fresh IPAs, holiday beers are the season’s best pours. Read More »

    The Case of the Missing Merlot

    Twelve years after Sideways, Merlot is still largely overlooked— can it recover? Some signs point to “maybe.” Read More »

    Made in the Shade

    Grown under cover, gyokuro tea steps into the light.

    Cuba Libre

    As U.S.-Cuba relations thaw, Americans are packing their bags for Havana. How has Cuba’s capital weathered a half-century of embargo and isolation? Read More »

    Departments

    Uncorked

    Five chai blends, date cocktails, anatomy of the New York Sour, and behind the scenes with handmade-goods purveyor The Commons.

  • Three Ways: Booze-Free Holiday Drinks
  • Q&A: Ray Oldenburg
  • Behind the Bar

    Paying homage to the past has always been in style.

    Taste Test

    Spiced rum finally grows up.

    Gear

    Quality burr grinders for your morning cup.

    Elements

    Bringing the virtues of Barolo Chinato to the cocktail glass.

    Characters

    Bartender Doug Quinn is right at home in the spotlight.

    Mix It Up

    Make your holidays extra decadent with this dreamy drinking caramel.

    Scene Scout

    Brewer Todd Crowell on where to drink in Missoula, Montana.

    Cravings

    Crab soaks up the flavors of beer and wine. Read More »

    Quench

    A legendary bar keeps a tony Boston neighborhood real.

    Bonus Articles

    Wines to Have on Your Radar

    Sommeliers weigh in on the wines you should be drinking now. Read More »

    A Guide To Japanese Green Tea

    If you like matcha, you might find a new favorite here. Read More »

    Havana By The Frame

    Cuba’s drinking capital is a feast for the eyes. Read More »

    What American Bartenders Can Learn From Cuba

    Bartenders reflect on their travels through Cuba. Read More »

    History Lesson: The Cuba Libre Cocktail

    Discover the story behind the iconic cocktail’s name. Read More »

    Doug Quinn's Rules of Etiquette

    Bartender Doug Quinn explains his approach to hospitality and the deeper truth behind the “Quinn’s Laws.” Read More »

    10 To Try: Holiday Beers

    From Sierra Nevada’s Celebration to Great Lakes Beer Christmas Ale, we’ve rounded up some of the season’s best brews. Read More »