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Fortified Wine Week: Vermouth This week, we're giving fortified wines some attention. They're part wine, part brandy, essential to cocktails, and each delicious in their own unique way. We started by talking about fortified wines generally, and then gave each of sherry and port their day in...

Fortified Wine Week: Sherry This week, we're giving fortified wines some attention. They're part wine, part brandy, essential to cocktails, and each delicious in their own unique way. Yesterday, we discussed fortified wines in general. Today, we'll focus on sherry. You probably have a bad impression of sherry; most...

Fortified Wine Week: Introduction A little while ago, we did a post on the three basic alcoholic building blocks of a cocktail: spirits, liqueurs, and fortified wines. We discussed the part each of them plays in your cocktail, and tried to help you get a sense of...

Capitoline: DC's only Vermouth + Drink of the Week: San Martin When we decided on the contestants in our vermouth tournament (cheap sweet bracket, cheap dry bracket, expensive dry bracket, expensive sweet bracket, championships), we disqualified American vermouths. We felt that they were a bit too newfangled for...

Spirits Week: Rum Last week, we gave a brief overview of the three big categories of liquors, their distinctives, and the part they each play in cocktails. Over the course of this week, we'll be going into more detail on one of those three categories: the base spirits. These...

Spirits Week: Whiskey Last week, we gave a brief overview of the three big categories of liquors, their distinctives, and the part they each play in cocktails. Over the course of this week, we'll be going into more detail on one of those three categories: the base...