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What Are You Drinking, Lance Winters?

Master distiller Lance Winters produces delicious small-batch gin, absinthe, whiskey, rum, and more at St. George Spirits in Alameda, CA. We recently chatted with Winters about what he's drinking, how he got started in the distilling business, where craft distilling is going in the US, and a few fun projects he's releasing soon. More

We Chat with Aaron Polsky of 'Cripple Creek,' a Traveling Cocktail Collective

What if we took the craft cocktail experience out of a bar—and dropped it into something closer to a concert? Drinks as one part of a stage show, traveling between cities? That's what Aaron Polsky (Amor y Amargo, Neta, Manon) and Damon Boelte (Prime Meats) are going for. We chatted with Polsky about his plans for Cripple Creek, the talent involved, and what exactly a "live multi-sensory cocktail experience" means. More

Get to Know Us: Michael Neff, From Behind the Bar Columnist

We met our Behind the Bar columnist, well, when he was behind the bar—SENY editor Carey Jones was on assignment for New York Magazine, reviewing Ward III when it first opened. Carey found her way back there often enough to become a regular, and soon the rest of us followed. Now Michael is an important member of the Drinks team, sharing his insights on bartending and the cocktail world each week, so we decided to give him a little Q&A treatment so y'all can get to know him a little better. More

The Cider Press: Farnum Hill Ciders in Lebanon, New Hampshire

Since the 1980s, Farnum Hill Ciders has been at the forefront of the American cider revival. Their commitment to revitalizing the growth of heirloom apples in the United States is unsurpassed, and the nuanced beverages they produce are a reflection of that commitment. We recently had a chance to chat with Louisa Spencer, the self proclaimed 'mom' in this mom and pop outfit. More

Meet & Eat: Fred Dexheimer, Master Sommelier

Fred Dexheimer's motto when it comes to wine is "you only live once, so try everything you can!" By doing so, he earned the prestigious and fairly rare title of Master Sommelier; in 2007, he become the 79th Master Sommelier in the United States. Despite the fancy title, Fred's easygoing, down-to-earth attitude allows him to spread the grape gospel to newbies and experts alike. Fred took some time to share his advice on how to learn about wine and the perfect pairing for a cheeseburger. More

A Pint With: Dave Yarrington, Smuttynose Brewing

For many of us on the East Coast, Smuttynose beer is a standby. Dave Yarrington and his crew make dependably delicious beers in a number of different styles. I'm thrilled to welcome Dave to Serious Eats—he's got some wise things to say about craft beer and some exciting news about some possible new large-format beer releases! More

A Pint With: Scott Vaccaro, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

If you live in the New York area, you may have spotted Captain Lawrence beers on tap at restaurants around town. We highly recommend you give them a try—next thing you know it, you may find yourself on the Metro-North train at an ungodly hour making your way the brewery for a special limited-edition beer release. We caught up with Captain Lawrence's owner and head brewer Scott Vaccaro for the latest in our brewmaster interview series. More

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