13 Exceptional NYC Bars + Booze Brands That Deliver

Cider from micro-wineries, cocktails from the world's best bar, natural wines and more

On 16 March, New York City’s mayor announced that all restaurants and bars were to suspend on-premise drinking or dining for the foreseeable future. The executive order went into effect at 9AM the next day. Shortly thereafter, the New York State Liquor Authority swiftly updated its longstanding rules for selling alcohol to help businesses cope with this detrimental disruption to traditional hospitality. While countless restaurants …

Behind the Scenes at California’s Organic Cowgirl Creamery

Dedication to local ingredients, experimentation, tradition and science provides the foundation for this beloved brand

Encased in a white bloomy rind, Cowgirl Creamery’s signature, triple-cream Mt Tam on a Rustic Bakery cracker with a dab of Jamnation‘s seville orange marmalade is more than the perfect mouthful, it’s also a taste of Northern California. Pairings with neighboring collaborators (be it bakeries, farmers, winemakers and beer-brewers) have always been integral to the mission of Cowgirl founders Sue Conley and Peggy Smith and …

Calexo’s Refreshing and Relaxing Cannabis-Infused Citrus Drinks

Nano-emulsified THC complements a base of fresh citrus and hand-picked botanicals

Unlike many edibles and drinkables that dominate the current cannabis market, Calexo‘s pair of refreshing infused beverages—Citrus Rose and Cucumber Citron—hit precisely and progressively, imparting a more mellow, more exact high. Inside each 22oz bottle, 10mg of THC (and no CBD) blends into an effervescent base of citrus and botanicals. The cannabis infusion—produced by Vertosa specifically for Calexo—calmly onsets and offsets (15 minutes and an …