Wine & Spirits

What Mixologists Really Think When You Order Non-Cocktails at Craft Cocktail Bars

They're not mad; they're just a little disappointed.

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How Empress Gin Gets Its Indigo Hue

The distillery uses only all-natural products to get the desired color.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Portuguese Wine

From Porto to Madeira, we take a wine-influenced road trip through one of the world's most popular travel destinations.

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Why the World is Running Out of Japanese Whisky 

And what's next for the high-demand spirit?

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The Secret Behind the World's Most Expensive Whisky

The Macallan’s “curiously small stills” are the key to its reserves of aged whisky, including the new "M Black" and "72 Year Old."

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7 Pink Summer Drinks That Aren't Rosé

Rosé isn’t the only delicious pink summer drink in town.

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The Best Drinks to Fête Bastille Day (and How to Make Them at Home)

Ring in the République with these celebratory French-themed cocktails and spirits.

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11 Microbrews You Need to Try Now

Meet the craft brewers elevating the global artisanal beer scene.

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Cristal Pulls Back the Curtain On Their Legendary Champagne Making Process

For the first time, the luxury champagne house opens its doors to press. DEPARTURES visits Reims, France to learn more how the legendary spirits...

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Meet the Spirit That's Uniquely New York

Kentucky has bourbon, Tennessee has Tennessee whiskey. Now New York has Empire Rye.