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A Giant Steppe in Vodka

I am a ginhead, and have always been pretty dismissive of vodka -- until now, when a particular bottle came into my possession. It bore the name “Taiga Shtof” and came from Siberia. It also bore a hefty price t...

Is This the Ultimate Summer Red?

“Around here,” says the winemaker, as he pours me a glass of brilliant, shimmering ruby-red liquid, “we like to think there are actually 4 types of wine: red, white, rosé... and Schiava.” It was Matthias Hauser...