Boss Troy Patterson AroundTell Slate’s drinks columnist which cocktail to order for his birthday.
Location, Libation, LibationA tale of two quintessential Argentine beverages: wine and yerba mate.
A 12-Pack of Beer CocktailsNotes on the theory and practice of the shandy, the michelada, and 10 other beer adulterations.
The Mint JulepA complicated refreshment best consumed cold, in a silver goblet, while wearing your second best seersucker jacket.
Watch It WiggleThe delicate art of the jello shot.
Irish Coffee, Blue Blazers, and Hot ToddiesAdvice on hot drinks from the experts, like Samuel Beckett, the NIH, and Kingsley Amis.
Beer Me, SommelierWhy beer deserves the same kind of expertise as wine.
ApplejackA favorite liquor of the Founding Fathers and a certain foolhardy underage drinker.
Drink Cheap WineI mean, really cheap.
Beyond OktoberfestThere's more to German brewing than Munich's lagers. Five delicious styles from the rest of the country to sample this fall.
PiscoDon't hate it because it's fashionable.
The Greatest Wine Retailer in AmericaHow Chambers Street Wines eschewed critic ratings and built a loyal following.
Patterson's Pimm'sNotes on the official drink of tipsy toffs.
The Portland of the Far EastCraft beer is booming in Japan.
Hedonistic Fruit BombsThe debate over wine alcohol levels is getting out of control.
To Arthur!Guinness has created a new Irish drinking holiday that is ridiculed yet widely celebrated.
A Prole’s Guide to DrinkingWhat beer to quaff on Labor Day—and on the job.
Brewing the BestPliny the Younger is supposedly the best beer in the world. What does that even mean?
Should You Let Your Kids Try Wine?Does exposing children to alcohol make them more or less likely to abuse it when they grow up?
Grab Me a Warm OneDon’t believe Coors and Budweiser—cold temperatures ruin good beer.
Drinking in the Morning AfterThe do's and don’ts of imbibing in the a.m.
Could You Be a Cicerone?Take our quiz.
The Old-FashionedA classic that can be destroyed, perfected, perverted. It can also reveal the depths of your character.
Can American Fans Save German Riesling?Germans don’t make sweet rieslings like they used to—except to export them to us.
That's AmariA lonely woman falls in love with Campari, Aperol, and other bitters.
Beyond BacardiRum deserves more respect.
Wieners and WineSlate's wine critic and competitive eater Sean "Flash" Gordon conduct a tasting.
Rooibos TeaIf you haven't heard of it, you will soon.
The Master of Wine ExamIs the reputed "hardest test of knowledge" in the wine world worth taking?
Tequila!On Cinco de Mayo, consider a few margarita alternatives.