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Of Wine, Mystery and Local Life
Insider, Yesterday

Eric Asimov, The Times wine critic, explores the intersection of French mystery novels and wine in the spirit of local tradition.

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The Delicious World of Bruno, Chief of Police
Dining, July 24

Martin Walker shares the wines and food of the Périgord region, which inspired the fictional world of Bruno Courrèges, his small-town French police chief.

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Newspeak on the Stage, but Real Glassware at a Theater’s Bar
Metro, July 23

The Hudson Theater, home to a stage adaptation of “1984,” serves drinks in real glasses, not the plastic ones used by most other Broadway theaters.

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Danny Meyer’s Empire Goes Roman With an Indoor Piazza
Dining, July 20

The restaurateur will open a Rome-style coffee bar and a wine bar alongside Marta, his pizzeria in a NoMad hotel.

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Wine Shop With Neighboring Bar Opens in Brooklyn
Dining, July 17

Mahesh Lekkala, who runs a chain of liquor stores in New Jersey, has opened a branch of his Wine Legend bar and store in Downtown Brooklyn.

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If the Spirit Moves You
Games, July 15

Andrea Carla Michaels and Pete Muller buy the first round.

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Lively and Refreshing Wines at the Right Price
Dining, July 13

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo doesn’t have the star power of many other Italian wines and regions, but it has enough going for it to warrant a second look.

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The East Village Cocktail Bar Elsa Reopens in Cobble Hill
Styles, July 12

Closed three years ago in the East Village, the bright and airy bar and its patrons are back, now on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

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Taxing Bourbon
Letters, July 12

“Stiff upper lip, bourbon lovers overseas,” a reader suggests.

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How to Drink Well on the Road
Travel, July 11

Use apps and Instagram, ask local servers and bartenders for suggestions, and talk to retailers before you go.

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Will Trump Kill the Bourbon Boom?
Op Ed, July 11

The American whiskey industry offers a case study in how the president’s trade policy could backfire.

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A Spirit With an Identity Complex
Dining, July 10

Strict definitions may remove the One and Only Buckwheat from the whiskey column, but it still sips like one.

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A Memoir of Speedos, Cocktails and Living Overseas
Well, July 7

Giving up alcohol in the Persian Gulf.

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Aligoté, Burgundy’s Other White Grape, Makes Its Case
Dining, July 6

In the hands of producers who cherish its heritage, the often despised aligoté grape expresses the region’s terroir in wonderful wines full of character.

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Is Alcohol Good for You? An Industry-Backed Study Seeks Answers
Science, July 3

A $100 million study on the benefits of moderate drinking is largely funded by the alcohol industry, and many of the scientists have industry ties.

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Diamond Reef, a Tropical Bar for Brooklyn Summers
Styles, July 3

A cocktail lounge and patio, from the owners of Attaboy, is on an industrial stretch in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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Red, Wet and Bitter … but Not Campari or Aperol
Dining, June 30

The traditional aperitivos have been joined by a new generation of rivals, including several from America.

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How Much for This Jeroboam? For This Famous Chef? Food Festivals Lure the Wealthy
Business, June 30

Rubbing elbows with famous foodies is part of the allure of the spring and summer food festival circuit, where access is sometimes auctioned off.

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Don’t Think, Just Drink
Dining, June 29

Thirst quenchers do not reward contemplation. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Your Next Lesson: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
Dining, June 29

This wine has been a popular and influential style, but how has it fared as it’s gained a worldwide following?...

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The Most Delicious Summer on Record
Interactive, June 27

Advice for camp cooking, picnics and potlucks, along with recipes, cocktails, frozen desserts and a taste-test of the best supermarket hot dogs.

The Most Delicious Summer on Record
Interactive, June 27

Advice for camp cooking, picnics and potlucks, along with recipes, cocktails, frozen desserts and a taste-test of the best supermarket hot dogs.

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Rosé Makes a Peachy Base for Summer Cocktails
Dining, June 27

The wine adds freshness, flavor and color to several popular new drinks.

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These Drinks Have a Secret
Dining, June 27

For those who yearn for the crisp, complex notes of wine or a cocktail but don’t necessarily want the alcohol content, there’s the mocktail.