Why This 19th Century Liqueur Is Perfectly Primed for Our Wellness Era

These are strange times in the spirits world. Studies show that younger generations aren’t drinking as much hard liquor as they used to, wary of losing control and having their foibles forever archived on social media. Vodka and beer sales are down: last month, Molson Coors announced it would cut approximately 500 jobs and swap
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On a sunny afternoon in Tuscany this past September, approximately 40 people sat along a narrow table under a leafy pergola, dripping with red grapes. On one end, friends, couples, family, and strangers chatted with the matriarch of this hillside estate, Sarah Sesti and her daughter Elisa. Way over on the other end sat a
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Earlier this fall, Philadelphia’s already-impressive pizza scene got another star player. Emmy Squared, inside the new Queen Hotel in the city’s Queen Village neighborhood, specializes in thick crust, Detroit-style pies and Le Big Matt—a double-patty burger on a squishy pretzel bun with a well-earned cult following. The fifth location of Emmy Squared features menu favorites
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Accessibility is hardly the word that most often comes to mind when discussing private clubs, but Sharon Provins and Kim Bosse, founders of the five-year-old Birch Road Cellars, aren’t shying away from it as a goal. Tossing out the old models that excluded members on the base of class, race, religion, or gender, and rejecting
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The holiday season presents most of us with a minefield of gifting protocol. Saying “thanks” to a gracious hostess, presenting a loved one with token of affection, letting a colleague know know you appreciate her time and efforts—every scenario requires a touch of nuance and personalization that can be difficult to execute when you’re doing
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Long considered of the most prestigious hotels in Scandinavia, the Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, Norway, recently reclaimed its place as one of Europe’s premier accommodations after a three-year, multimillion-dollar renovation. The original hotel began as a converted farmhouse in 1870, and in 1897 it was turned into the palatial structure that stands today. Throughout the
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If Jenny Gao were a tech bro, the headlines would say she was trying to disrupt the hot sauce industry—perhaps purporting that her brand is the Uber of Chinese condiments. But instead, as an immigrant woman chef, Gao is forging her own quiet path toward her dream: creating a conversation about the flavors of her
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Ever sit down for a steak that is so sumptuous you think about it for days after? A steak whose marbling melts like silk as it’s entering your mouth? Then, when it finally does, all your worries seem to dissolve away with it? That’s a Holstein; an iconic black-and-white breed of cattle commonly lauded for
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In the same way that Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, the day after Halloween seems to serve as the unofficial opening day for the holiday season. (Despite whenever pumpkin spice lattes hit the market.) Thus, ye olde holiday shopping time is here, and some retailers trot out blockbuster deals as soon as
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Over the past several years, Portugal has seen a boom in tourism—especially in the coastal cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, which mirrors Porto on the opposite bank of the Douro River. A favorable exchange rate and a slew of new low-cost airline carriers routing to the area have made the region a
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