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TASTEMAKERS OF DRINKS, a special showcase on page 50, explores the 'must-know' local purveyors of cocktails. From Speakeasies and Distilleries to Pubs and Bistros, there is extraordinary creativity at the LOCAL level. So, raise your glass to the Drink Masters.


Aubrey Ducane
Community Editor

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An apéritif, the before dinner drink, is not only a nice gesture to your guests, but serves a purpose as well. It actually prepares the stomach and the palate for food.  Based on presentation, ingredients, and creativity, we've hand selected the top ten ARTFUL APÉRITIFS on pg 58.


Candace Mattingly
Contributing Writer


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A study linking different kinds of alcoholic drinks with different mood states were making the rounds recently. The research found that people attached different emotions to different alcoholic drinks. On page 18, find out if Different Drinks Make You Different Drunk.


Nicole Lee
Contributing Writer