IT’S EASY BEING GREEN

IT’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY ALL YEAR LONG AT THESE LOCAL PUBS

MEEHAN’S PUBLIC HOUSE

STORY: Angela Hansberger

Come March 17, we have a valid justification for wearing green and drinking beer. But you don’t have to wait till St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate Irish culture. Both authentic and unique, Atlanta’s Irish taverns preserve a time and way of life full of laughter, comfort food and seriously […]

ALCOHOL NOT INCLUDED

COCKTAILS REINVENTED WITH ZERO ALCOHOL

MEDICINE MAN

STORY: Angela Hansberger

APPLE-OPAL BASIL

It’s the new year, when everyone’s calendars fill with the marks of lofty resolutions and goals of self-improvement. Let’s face it: The holidays can make us feel a bit pickled. Along with working out, meditating and organizing, many of us opt to start the […]

OH, SHERRY

LEARN THE NUANCES OF THE WINE WORLD’S UNDERDOG

photo: Brett Ferencz

STORY: Angela Hansberger

While it’s the darling of sommeliers and cocktail makers, sherry is a hard sell for the average tippler. An aficionado knows of its transportive qualities that conjure halcyon days near the Mediterranean seaside, but the average drinker is often dissuaded by images of sweet stuff being dusted off for the holidays or […]

WINE GLASS 101

WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR VINO DRINKING VESSEL, SHAPE MATTERS

STORY: Angela Hansberger

Why are there so many types of stemware on store shelves? Because the enjoyment of wine actually begins with the right glass. The proper vessel allows the drinker to explore the intricacies of the tastes and scents, while the wrong one can flatten a vintage.

“Part of my job as the chief sommelier at Restaurant Eugene […]

SMOKE ’EM IF YOU GOT ’EM

THE ART OF PAIRING CIGARS WITH SUITABLE LIBATIONS

STORY: Angela Hansberger
PHOTO: Brett Ferencz

Peanut butter and jelly, avocado and toast—they just go together. Similarly, a fine cigar has a harmonious relationship with spirits. Think of classical pairings, such as a stogie with a glass of scotch or cognac. But today, the art of creating such a melodious experience has also moved into beer and wine.

Pairing beverages with cigars […]

THINK INSIDE THE BOX

A BOXED WINE TASTING WITH AN ATLANTA SOMMELIER

During our taste test, St. Cecilia Sommelier Clarke Anderson sniffed, swirled and sipped a handful of boxed wines.

STORY & PHOTOS: Angela Hansberger

Believe it or not, the much maligned box of wine has grown into a thing. Once scoffed at as low-quality or a cheap buzz, cartons of vino […]

A SUMMER DAY SURPRISE

PRESENTING FIVE WARM WEATHER SCOTCH COCKTAILS

Scotch, served in refreshing cocktails such as Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern’s Christmas in Ireland

STORY: Angela Hansberger

W e tend to gravitate to different spirits when the seasons change. Scotch isn’t the libation that springs to mind when the temperature rises, but there’s no reason why it shouldn’t; it doesn’t have to only be a wintertime ambassador. It’s warmth and occasional […]

THE SECRET IS THE SWIZZLE

With the arrival of rising temperatures, it’s time to add a swizzle to your repertoire.

Inspired by the changing of the seasons, Atlas’ My Secret Answer swizzle is a treat for the senses.

It may sound like a hot new dance move, but swizzles are actually a class of cocktail named for the manner in which the drink is mixed rather than its ingredients. Essentially, […]

SPIRITED AWAY

UNIQUE INGREDIENTS MAKE EXTRAORDINARY COCKTAILS

Himitsu barman Shingo Gokan has all sorts of tricks up his sleeve, including using unusual ingredients like 80-proof Benedictine.

For years, cocktails at restaurants and bars were pretty predictable. These days, the shelves behind bartenders are lined with unique liqueurs and bittering agents for the more discerning palates of today’s cocktail drinkers. These expressive elixirs lend depth and breadth to […]

WE’LL DRINK TO THAT

Katy Harrison’s vintage glassware adds classic style to your cocktail.

Some of Katy Harrison’s fondest memories growing up in West Palm Beach, Florida, are of watching her parents unwind over Manhattans poured into cut-crystal glasses. Their time of conversation and reconnection became a sacred nightly ritual. Today, the South Buckhead- based entrepreneur is hoping that the fine vintage glassware she sources through her company, Antique Your Drink, […]