Agiorgitiko Punch

- July 8, 2016

Agiorgitiko is best known as the grape used for the dry and sweet red wines of Nemea in Peloponnesos. It is one of the most widely planted red […]

Summer Cocktails- Ouzotini & Ouzini

- June 14, 2016

Ouzo served with mezedes and a cool glass of water is a classic way to enjoy the Greek national spirit. Mixing ouzo into cocktails adds […]

Ardbeg 10 Year-Old Scotch

- May 7, 2016

Sometime last year I reviewed the Ardbeg Uigedail (pronounced OOH-ged-ahl), one of the best Single Malt Scotches on the market – and close to $100 […]

Choklat: A Smokey Chocolate Stout

- February 18, 2016

You’ve heard of “vanilla beer,” “chocolate beer,” “citrus beer,” and while those have hints of those flavors within them, they still taste, more or less, […]

Bluecoat: the Gin-Scotch

- February 6, 2016

They say Humphrey Bogart’s last words were: “I never should’ve switched from Scotch to gin.” Well, with Bluecoat Barrel Reserve, you don’t have to. It […]

The Unheralded 5-Star Metaxa

- February 1, 2016

What exactly is Metaxa?  “Cognac,” a Greek will say, even though Cognac (like Champagne or Scotch) applies to drinks specific to a particular region.  “Brandy, […]

Tsolias: Ouzo in Winter

- January 12, 2016

My annual Ouzo Review series usually goes on when people typically drink ouzo: during the hot summer months, and preferably at a seaside taverna at […]

A Good Christmas Scotch Find

- December 26, 2015

Along Tampa’s Dale Mabry Highway, near the airport, is one of the best-stocked liquor stores in the entire Northeast. It’s Tampa’s version of Total Wine […]

Biscotti Liqueur: Cookies in a Bottle

- November 25, 2015

Some years back when I was a college dean in New York City, some colleagues and I walked into one of our usual haunts, the […]