Article

Strong Sake

An ancient Japanese beverage fuels Portland's newest bar.

05/19/2009 By Lizzy Caston

Article

Aging Gracefully

The mature flavor of a barrel-aged beer is worth waiting for.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Prost

Heavy Drinking

A high-octane combination of age and alcohol makes barley wine an effective antidote to winter.

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

For Sake's Sake

Taste Maker

Oregon’s only sake sommelier delivers Portlanders from the dark days of rotgut rice wine. Welcome to the age of watari bune.

05/19/2009 By Megan Callow

Article

Fool Proof

Once banned from being sold domestically because it was thought to drive people mad, absinthe makes a comeback in Portland.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Cuppa

Ground Coffee

The process it goes through is what makes it so sought after.

05/19/2009 By Patrick Alan Coleman

Cellar Notes

Port Authority

The fortified wine known as port deserves a closer look.

05/19/2009 By Condé Cox

Fermentation Confirmation

Strong Brew

Traditional kombucha tea promises long life; when it’s bottled by Tazo’s co-founder, it tastes good, too.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Pinkies Up!

Bubble Up

Domestic sparklers don’t even come close to trumping a superb bottle of champagne

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Cellar Notes

Sip-of-the-Month

Few wine clubs focus solely on our region’s viticultural offerings.

05/19/2009 By Ashley Griffin

Cocktails

Warm-Up Cup

It’s hard to resist the fireworks of a Spanish coffee, but for home consumption, Irish coffee is just the thing.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Cocktails

Mint Condition

Calling all parched ladies and gents: It’s time for an ice-cold julep. Here’s how to do it up proper.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Article

Vinomatic

Dozens of wines. One push of a button. Willamette Valley wine tasting enters the age of automation.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Article

Bio Bottlings

What’s wine got to do with cow horns and chamomile?

05/19/2009 By Condé Cox

Article

Summer’s Brewing

Despite their reputation for producing heavy, dense craft beers, several Oregon brewers have a lighter side.

05/19/2009 By David Welch

Article

Knockout Punch

Gone are the days of Everclear-and-Kool-Aid plonk.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Article

The Bitter End

What's so alluring about all the mysterious herbal aperitifs and digestifs in our local bars?

05/19/2009 By Tracy Howard

Article

Fizz Ed

A strict regimen of champagne cocktails is just what the Cupid ordered.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Article

Lifting Spirits

These artisanal infused vodkas are worth shaking for.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Bar News

Glass Precision

On a quest for the perfect old-fashioned? Take a page from the Oregon Bartenders Guild.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan