Ice Surge, Tropical Freeze

by Jason Lightner October 20th, 2016
Out and about two nights ago, my wife and I stopped by a neighborhood bar to enjoy some comfort food and drinks while awaiting the results of the preliminary matches of the annual U.S. Open Squash Championship here in sunny Philadelphia. The bar
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Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout

by TK October 13th, 2016
It is important to note as you read this article that I am not from Rhode Island.  While I have visited "The Ocean State" many times, I can't say that I have an deep personal connection to the state.   So when I decided to review a beer that was described to me as a "unique collaboration between two Rhode Island staples", I came in with no expectations.  There were not childhood memories or sentimental warm and fuzzy emotions that
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Smirnoff Wild Honey Vodka

by TK October 6th, 2016
When someone thinks of something in the wild, thoughts that may pop into his/her head are things that are unshackled, uncompromised, and have an overall freshness that can't be found in the human-manufactured or tainted world.  So when I was walking through my local liquor establishment and saw Smirnoff Wild Honey Vodka, I figured I had to give it a shot.  Because frankly, what man can't use a little bit of wild in his life?

Before I opened the bottle
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  • Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon Reserva 2009

    by PNM Editors September 29th, 2016
    Another week in fall, another bottle of red. Much like the Rioja from last week, this was an enjoyable bottle of wine.

    The second half of September has been a harsh introduction to fall in New Hampshire. The weather changed from humid, summer-like conditions that required air conditioning to nearly freezing temperatures overnight, which required windows to be closed, in a span of 48 hours. So much for the lovely, open
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  • Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Bordon Reserva

    by PNM Editors September 22nd, 2016
    You know how there's the fashion rule that white shouldn't be worn only between Memorial Day and Labor Day? It's a rule that I follow most of the time. In the world of wine drinking I have a similar rule. Whites in the spring and summer; reds in the fall and winter. While this isn't a hard and fast rule, because some days just call for whatever wine I'm craving,
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  • Jose Cuervo Cinge: Get Ready for A Surprise

    by TK September 22nd, 2016
    Ok, be honest here for a second, you have never even had a passing thought that tequila and cinnamon should go together in into your mouth at the same time.  These two flavors are not things that are deeply rooted together in the culinary or libation lexicon.  Everyone is familiar with cinnamon liqueurs; infused vodkas and whiskeys are all too common.  But putting the cinnamon flavor with fermented agave
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