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Letter of Recommendation: Drinking at Lunch
Magazine, Today

A pleasant protest against the tyranny of workplace productivity.

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Distillery Brings Spirits Back to Manhattan
Dining, May 21

Our/Vodka’s latest urban distillery opens this week in Chelsea.

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Strawberry Preserves Worthy of a Champagne Toast
Dining, May 21

A new flavor from Josephine’s Feast combines lush berries with pink Champagne.

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In Summer’s Heat, Lighter Cocktails Keep You on Your Feet
Dining, May 18

Celebrating the return of “session” cocktails, low-alcohol drinks with less kick but lots of complexity.

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20 Wines Under $20: Plenty of Variety and Not One Chardonnay
Dining, May 17

Finding value means forsaking some of the most popular grapes and best-known places. That leaves almost an entire world to choose from.

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Wines to Slake Summer Thirsts
Slideshow, May 17

Eric Asimov’s seasonal list of twenty wines, each under $20, to savor and explore.

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Op-Ed Editor by Day, Whiskey Connoisseur by Night
Insider, May 15

An opinion editor reflects on the hobby-turned-passion that offers him a respite from policy stories.

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Left Bank Street Fight
Op Ed, May 11

Everything changes. Something in France does not.

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Hot Grapes and Liver: Outtakes From an Australian Restaurant Critic
Dining, May 10

Many spots don’t make the cut — but some are still worth visiting.

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Silvaner, a Lovely yet Unloved Spring Wine, Needs Friends
Dining, May 10

Once it was widely planted in Germany and Alsace and easy to find, but bad practices made for bad wine, which ruined the market. Can it come back?

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Schneiderman’s Downfall Puts a Spotlight on Men, Alcohol and Violence
Metropolitan, May 9

Professional women are often told that consuming alcohol is a problem. And yet the men seem to be causing all the trouble.

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Dropping Our Monocles
Insider, May 7

When it comes to writing accessibly, some beats make it tougher than others.

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Toast the Royal Couple With British Bubbly
Dining, May 7

If you didn’t get an invite to the Royal Wedding, you can still raise a flute of British sparkling wine.

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2016 Dry German Rieslings: Graceful, Resonant, Delicious
Dining, May 3

The label terminology can be confusing and confounding, but the best wines speak a universal language.

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Adopt 5 Healthy Habits, Live 12 to 14 Years Longer
Well, May 1

A healthy diet, not smoking, regular physical activity, moderate alcohol consumption and normal weight were tied to a longer life span.

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Bob Dylan’s Latest Gig: Making Whiskey
Sunday Business, April 28

A move into the booming celebrity-branded spirits market is yet another career twist for an artist who has spent five decades confounding expectations.

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Bob Dylan’s Whiskey: A Taste Test
Sunday Business, April 28

Notes of sandalwood, soft cocoa, black pepper, tobacco “and a slap of leather” show up in the surprisingly drinkable Heaven’s Door whiskeys.

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Your Next Lesson: Fiano
Dining, April 26

This ancient grape from Campania has been resurrected in recent decades. It is now considered one of Italy’s best white grapes.

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From the Savory Side, the Salty Carricantes of Sicily
Dining, April 26

Salinity is not a quality that often comes to mind about wine, but quite a few whites show off herbal, spicy, mineral flavors rather than fruit.