21 Oct 2019

How Booze Helped Britain Conquer a Quarter of the World

by Xan Holbrook As a people, we Britons are stereotyped according to our drinking habits. This usually falls into the twee joshing about tea, as Americans love to remind us with teeth-grinding regularity. However, it is no exaggeration to say that the British love of alcohol is fabric-of-the-nation stuff. But,

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14 Nov 2017

Popular Cocktails and Spirits of San Francisco in the 1800’s

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. We all have ideas in

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23 May 2012

How to Build Your Home Bar – Part I: Bar Basics

I’m shocked no one has talked about this yet, but it’s high time we discussed drinking at home in more depth. Getting hammered in bars is all well and good, especially if you can get someone else to buy your drinks. But then you always end up owing somebody something.

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27 Jul 2011

Win Tickets to the Bloom Cocktail Contest

Gin has always seemed like a pretty hardcore masculine drink – images of old men with red noses come to mind when I think of the typical gin drinker. Then came BLOOM! BLOOM is the first premium gin that is distilled, blended and balanced specifically for the female palate. It

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