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Archived Since:July 14, 2009

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Patrón Saint

It’s spring, and the U.S. is once again girding itself for Cinco de Mayo, our annual celebration of an attractively bastardized version of Mexican drinking culture. Cocktail sophisticates will explore the possibilities of mixing smoky mezcal with herbal Chartreuse and white tequila with freshly fashionable Cynar. Show More Summary

The Gin and Tonic

The restaurant’s main dining room was, like my lunch partner’s expense account, majestically commodious, and the light softly filling its temperate air seemed as buttery as the kitchen’s Dover sole. Earlier this month in midtown Manhattan,...Show More Summary

For Peat’s Sake

After a short trip abroad last fall, I flew into O’Hare and wheeled my suitcase directly to the duty-free Scotch. The shop's small, sturdy clerk spoke in a legit Scottish burr, and his palate, finely calibrated to the nuances of his home country's malts, had so far survived the brats-and-beers onslaught of Chicagoan cuisine. Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate’s Official Martini Madness Bracket It’s the Vermouth, Stupid (1) vs. Two at the Most (5) In 1944, Bennett Cerf, best known for building Random House and playing What’s My Line?, published Try and Stop Me, a compilation of “jocular...Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate’s Official Martini Madness Bracket By the 1890s recipes for a drink now known as the Martini were appearing. In Modern American Drinks: How to Mix and Serve All Kinds of Cups and Drinks (1895), George J. Kappeler writes: Martini...Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate’s Official Martini Madness Bracket Borked Up (3) vs. The Martini Is In (16) The FDR (3) vs. The Paisley (11) The Bernard DeVoto (2) vs. The Martini de Luxe (7) The Roger Sterling Silver Bullet (12) vs. The Old Hollywood (13) The Creative Commons (3) vs. Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate’s Official Martini Madness Bracket If the President made an especially good cocktail—sometimes he lost count of the gin he put in the silver shaker because he was telling a story as he mixed—he would take a sip and say, "Yummy,...Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate's Official Martini Madness Bracket Borked Up (3) vs. “The Martini—circa 1961” (14) The Dutch Martini (4) vs. The Gourmet (13) The King’s Gibson (8) vs. M.F.K. Fisher’s Gibson (9) The Bernard DeVoto (2) vs. The Garbo (15) The Contemporary Standard (2) vs. Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate’s Official Martini Madness Bracket Across the Bay in The City, which is the way you talk about San Francisco if you live just outside it, people drink whatever has the quickest answer. The bleak, stylish bars off Montgomery Street...Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate's Official Martini Madness Bracket The Los Alamos (8) vs. Traditional Martini (Sweet) (9) The Maddow (7) vs. The Martinez (10) The Rolls-Royce (5) vs. The Turf Cocktail No. 2 (12) A Perfect Martini (4) vs. Martinez Redux (13) The Third-Degree Cocktail (4) vs. Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate’s Official Martini Madness Bracket On Wednesday I flew to Portland where I lectured in the evening and debated Robert Bork the next evening at Pacific University. Bork turned out to be an affable, fat, bearded man, and we got along pleasantly. Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate’s Official Martini Madness Bracket It’s the Vermouth, Stupid (1) vs. The Giraffe’s Neck (16) James Carville’s recipe entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed overall, having received more aggregate “upvotes” than any other recipe presented last week. Show More Summary

A Prole’s Guide to Drinking

On precisely this date in 1844, the authors of The Communist Manifesto went on a bender in France. It was epic, and it was epochal, and it is hard to think of a drinking session more significant to the formation of the modern world. Both Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were in their 20s at the time, and neither was a drinking novice. Show More Summary

Past Their Prime

The first time I tasted a superaged spirit—a rare 50-year-old Glenfiddich single malt scotch—I was taken aback. Not by the whiskey itself, but by the rapturous swooning of the whiskey geeks all around me at a tasting hosted by the whiskey brand. Show More Summary

Watch It Wiggle

From the dance halls of Negril to the shores of Lake Havasu, the younger set formulates queries about the do’s and don'ts and oh-no-you-didn'ts of spring-break drinking. Naturally, a majority of these concern the official alcoholic beverage of spring break, cheap beer, best enjoyed with an open mind and throat. Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate’s Official Martini Madness Bracket For years, the cult of the cocktail has centered on an ecumenical rift between those advocating the consummately dry Martini and those seeking to play havoc with its genetic structure. Being the pampered pet of purists, the Martini has always flirted with at least an occasion violation. Show More Summary

Beer Me, Sommelier

It’s a busy night at the D.C. restaurant Birch & Barley, as well as its casual upstairs sister joint, ChurchKey. Greg Engert is guiding me through his beverage list with all the knowledge, talent, and grace one would expect from an award-winning sommelier. Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate’s Official Martini Madness Bracket Two at the Most (5) vs. The Martinez (10) The FDR (3) vs. M.F.K. Fisher’s Gibson (9) The Contemporary Standard (2) vs. The 1951 Martini (9) The Nick & Nora (1) vs. The Hoffman House (11) Guy walks into a bar. Show More Summary

Hyperdirected Oenophiles

It is good to be a wine drinker these days. Without question, there are more quality wines being produced in more places than ever before; our Riedels runneth over. But what if, in the face of this rising tide of quaffable South African...Show More Summary

The Lost Grape of Bordeaux

People turn up in the unlikeliest locations—think of the Jews of Cochin, for instance, or the Japanese community in Brazil, or Keith Richards falling out of a coconut tree. Wine grapes can also surface in unexpected places. Take carmenère. Show More Summary

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