Category Archives: Libations


  Crus’ing to New Prominence CRU GAMAYS GAIN RESPECT   By David Lincoln Ross A perfect storm of positive marketplace trends is boosting the 10 crus of Beaujolais to new prominence and popularity. Merchants, restaurateurs and somms, together with customers, are … Continue reading

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Punch Renaissance – What Goes Around Comes Around

PUNCH’S CREATIVE REVIVAL by David Lincoln Ross Rowdy libation it may be when consumed to excess, as famed illustrator William Hogarth depicts Punch’s potent effects in this evocative 18th century engraving, today classic Punch recipes are being creatively re-interpreted by … Continue reading

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Armagnac Talk & Tasting for the Culinary Historians of New York at Astor Center

ARMAGNAC Talk & TASTING for the                                                                       Culinary Historians of New York   From Ancient Egypt to Gascony: The Story of France’s Oldest Brandy                                                                                  December 3, 2012, Astor Center,  New York City Presented by David Lincoln Ross,                                                                                           Member, Compagnie des Mousquetaires … Continue reading

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  Craft lagers, artisanal lambics, locally brewed ales, hearty stouts and creamy porters are surging in popularity from Alaska to Maine, Maui to Miami! Sales are projected to double in five-to-seven years, and by 2017 such frothy brews will account … Continue reading

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South Beach Food and Wine Festival Review Anthony Bourdain, Rachael Ray, and a coterie of the food world’s finest came out for the just-wrapped South Beach Food & Wine Festival. David Lincoln Ross has the insiders’ guide. Celebrating its tenth … Continue reading

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Armagnac: A True Winter Warmer

  GASCONY’S FIERY BRANDY: ARMAGNAC by David Lincoln Ross Info Armagnac, that under-appreciated and fiery Gascon brandy, has a long history. David Lincoln Ross pays tribute—and shares a recipe for a winter warmer perfect for a musketeer. As 2011’s winter … Continue reading

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