The Agents of Smash
Whiskey smashes are really hot right now, and just the thing to cool you off on Labor Day.
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!
Against Hoppy BeerThe craft beer industry’s love affair with hops is alienating people who don’t like bitter brews.
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.
Craft Whiskey Isn’t Necessarily BetterBig distilleries like Jim Beam make a mighty fine product. (Also, “craft” doesn’t mean what you think.)
Patrón SaintThe latest tequila news, analyzed with the help of a business book by a woman calling herself “The Widow Patrón.”