The idea of a digestivo is more an Italian concept than something we Americans practice. But maybe we should. The sipping of an amaro (bitter) or vermouth, which are basically fortified wines infused with myriad botanicals and herbs, really does soothe the stomach after a rich meal.
In Italy, the digestivo of choice is an amaro—the country makes dozens in different styles.Read more
On Thursday morning, before you preheat the oven, before you clear the table to make room for the gravy and the squash and the fried rice and the so on, likely you'll make a cup of coffee. Or should, anyway.
It's also not a bad idea to have coffee on hand to offer to friends and family who prefer caffeine to alcohol, or to gift a bag of beans to your host.Read more
Happy Thanksgiving! You might think the exclamation point conveys our sincerity about the season but, in truth, we are not completely onboard with the holiday sentiment -- we regard it with a wariness that is sometimes difficult to contain.Read more
Craft Beer Cellar, a New England-based franchise with locations around the country, has opened a bottle shop and taproom on Colorado Boulevard. The Eagle Rock location is the first on the West Coast, with planned openings in Torrance and Oakland to follow.
The shop offers bottles to go, refrigerated six-packs and large-format bottles on the sales floor.Read more