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Does Alcohol Go Bad? The Definitive Booze News Guide

Hard fact: alcohol does not, in fact, last forever. We know, how could that be? Well, every day factors like temperature and the amount of sunlight a bottle gets can in fact change the flavor and amount of booze in the bottle. It’s science.


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Fact vs. Fiction: Bacardi Rum Isn’t from Puerto Rico

Though most people associate a glug of Bacardi with a tropical cocktail, sipped while strolling the grounds of El Morro or lying on a white sandy beach… Bacardi isn’t actually Puerto Rican.


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Tipsy Timeline: The Curious History of Don Q Rum

What kind of rum is in your pina colada? It better be Don Q, the top selling rum in Puerto Rico, where they know about rum (more than 70 percent of the world’s rum is produced on the tiny Caribbean island).


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Florida's Rum Revolution: St. Augustine Distillery Marries Flavor with History

There's a rum revolution going on in St. Augustine, Florida and it's proudly taking place in the coastal city's historic Florida Power & Light Ice Plant. The beautiful building, dating back to 1907, now houses the St.


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Mezcal 101: The Modernization of Mexico’s Smoky Sip

“Mezcal has been produced here in Oaxaca for at least four hundred years,” Silvia Philion tells me from behind the bar at Mezcaloteca, one of the city’s most prominent mezcalerias.


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Video: How to Make Agua de Valencia (aka Your New Fave Cocktail)

Also known as Valencian Water, this cocktail made with fresh orange juice, champagne, vodka, and gin can be served in a pitcher. The name Valencia comes from the Valencia orange named after the city in Spain, but they are actually grown in America.


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Sticker Shock: The High Cost of Making Tequila

A decade ago, you might have been hard-pressed to find anything other than a $20 bottle of Jose Cuervo at your local liquor store. Back then, there probably wasn't even a shelf dedicated to tequila.


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