Category: Destination

Picking Up the Pieces: Storm-struck Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico assess damage and move forward.

Talk to people in the beer, wine, and spirits business, and the three historically powerful hurricanes that devastated parts of Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico were severe, but they could have been worse. Spirited checked in with a handful of producers across the region to find out how they fared—and what’s being done to help those in need. “We were pretty lucky,” says Ron Yates, whose family owns Spicewood Vineyards in the Texas Hill Country, which got as much as 10 inches of rain in three or four days—about one-third of the area’s average annual total. That’s because Hill...

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The Crawl: Denver, Colo.

Denver, Colo., is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation—but we’d argue that’s about a lot more than population growth. It feels like a new bar, brewery, or restaurant (or marijuana dispensary) opens its doors in the Mile High City every other day. Lace up your drinking shoes (heads up: Denverites dress casually) and point them toward any of the metropolis’ myriad microhoods. Each has its own charm, character, and plenty of worthy watering holes. Get started with this boozy tour of four of our favorite neighborhoods. River North Locals refer to this onetime industrial neighborhood—now the city’s...

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The Crawl: San Diego, Calif.

Often tagged as “the mecca of craft beer,” San Diego, Calif., has a national reputation for creating some of the most popular and award-winning brews in America. Known for aggressive use of hops in single, double, and triple IPAs, San Diego brewers have made a distinctly funky imprint onto the craft consciousness. But riding the wave just behind the tsunami of beer is the craft cocktail movement, alive and kicking with its own genesis of bars and restaurants in the local scene. In fact, some of the most popular and beautifully designed locations in San Diego feature lip-smacking cocktail...

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The Crawl: New York City

You’ll never go thirsty in New York City. From the northernmost borough, the Bronx, down to the Financial District on the southern tip of Manhattan, you’ll find plenty of great drinks to try and the never-ending activity of one of the busiest, most exciting cities in the world. The entirety of NYC (never “The Big Apple” if you want to pass as a local) comprises five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx. While all offer eating and drinking experiences worth seeking out, here are four can’t-miss areas for visitors where the drinking scene is especially vibrant....

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September/October 2017