How Bourbon Became “America’s Native Spirit”Forget small-batch producers carrying on family traditions. Cutthroat capitalism is what made bourbon “a distinctive product of the United States.”
The Rise of the Four-Figure CocktailBartenders are charging hundreds and even thousands of dollars per drink. It’s as indefensible as it sounds.
How Anheuser-Busch Can Beat Craft Beer at Its Own GameThere are some craft styles that small breweries can’t—or won’t—make. It’s time for the big guys to step in.
The Importer!Steven Soderbergh is in love with a Bolivian eau de vie. Now he wants America to fall in love with it, too.
Duck Dynasty Chardonnay Tastes Better Than Downton Abbey Bordeaux BlancA professional drink writer reviews 13 pop-culture-branded wines.
Pass the CourvoisierThe decades-long love affair between French cognac producers and African-American consumers.
17 Cocktails for a Better BodyTone your butt and firm up your buzz with Slate's healthy drinking diet!
The Bloody MaryHow to make a simple, elegant brunchtime cocktail. (Resist the urge to garnish it with a hamburger.)
The Agents of SmashWhiskey smashes are really hot right now, and just the thing to cool you off on Labor Day.
The RickeyCelebrate the Fourth of July with this democratic, pluralistic, highly refreshing cocktail.
Good Riddance, Glen McKennaI’ll miss How I Met Your Mother, but I won’t miss its stupid fake Scotch.
Three Days of Vodka With Gary ShteyngartA boozy trip down memory lane—and through Russian history—with the author of Little Failure.
Every Ivy League School Has a Cocktail Named After ItBut not all of them are elite. Here are the best and worst.
Be a B+ Coffee SnobIt’s possible to care about how your coffee tastes without making your whole life about coffee.
The Sherry CobblerIt’s the quintessential American beverage, and it’s what you should be day-drinking this summer.