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The Best Bars in Västerås, Sweden

by R. Carnavale
Västerås, Sweden's up-and-coming resort and conference city located on the shores of Lake Mälaren, is home to several excellent bars, from a sophisticated cocktail bar to an American-style sports bar. If you're looking for some place that's trendy and high-energy, try The Circus, which is known for its DJs, live music (think jazz to electronica, rock

Review: The Original Dark Horse Big Red Blend

by Jason Lightner
The Original Dark Horse
Proprietary Red Blend, California, 2012
$8.99/750ml
13.5% abv

Now here's an interesting entry into the table wine category. While (The Original) Dark Horse brand may have been around for a few years, this is all news to me, and good news for our readers as well!

This Modesto, California brand is produced by the E. & J. Gallo Winery, and touts

Review: Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka

by Jason Lightner
Skinnygirl
Illinois, Underproof Vodka
$18.99/750ml
60 proof

"Please Do Not Freeze" the bottle states very plainly on the rear label — an interesting request if you don't happen to be up on the current trend in vodka culture, and don't quite know what you're getting into with Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka (or any of their flavored offerings). See, it's currently the popular thing to store one's vodka

Review: Redbridge Gluten-Free Sorghum Beer

by Gary Hays
I nearly broke out in hives at the prospect of reviewing a gluten-free beer. Being totally void of wheat and barley, how could this even be classified as beer, at least a drinkable beer. After making the supreme sacrifice of reducing my gluten intake by foregoing doughnuts, ice cream, bread, pasta, and cereal, there comes a point of drawing