Designer Kestin Hare + BenRiach Whisky’s Capsule Collection

An unexpected collaboration between two Scottish brands, forged by a devotion to craftsmanship

A century-old Scotch whisky distillery and a contemporary menswear label may not seem to have much in common, but a shared passion for craftsmanship and innovation has brought Speyside whisky brand BenRiach and Edinburgh-based designer Kestin Hare together for a unique collaboration. Hare’s spring/summer 2019 collection includes a series of garments inspired by tones and textures found at BenRiach’s distillery, which will appeal to whisky …

Hudson Valley Brewery Makes Beer Based on Instinct, Not Instructions

This upstate New York upstart is already drawing drinkers by the hundreds

Hudson Valley Brewery, a mid-level upstart, has the prowess of a business bound for broader horizons. Their beer—oftentimes pillowy, velvety or (on the occasion when its sour) almost more like Kombucha than beer—is consistently named among the best in the country. The brand’s success thus far certainly pertains to the fact that beer doesn’t have to fit into any theoretical box. Other, stricter drinks—like wine or …

Brilliant Wine Born From Strange Weather: Cheval des Andes 2014 Vintage

An almost-calamitous change in climate led to a vibrant, elegant and unique blend

After visiting the 35-hectare Cheval des Andes estate a few years ago—just outside of Mendoza, Argentina—we have been anticipating their 2014 vintage. This elegant red wine is unlike almost any other, thanks to the year’s odd climate. It’s also the first vintage that Lorenzo Pasquini (Technical Manager and Winemaker at Cheval des Andes) worked on. The result is, Pasquini says, the most unique in the brand’s history. Regarding the uncanny weather, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Lesbian archives, water on Mars, essential art terms, saying goodbye to Jonathan Gold and more

1. Farewell to Jonathan Gold More than a restaurant critic and Pulitzer Prize winner, Jonathan Gold was a champion of his native Los Angeles. Gold, who wrote with genuine fondness and excitement about his food adventures, passed away this weekend at 57 years old. With over a thousand reviews published throughout his career, he wrote about everything from “Korean porridge parlors, Lanzhou hand-pulled noodle vendors, …

“Connected” Glasses and Bottles Will Track Your Alcohol Consumption

Long lines at the bar, iffy brand loyalty, and out-of-touch leadership are among the woes of the liquor business—and issues that brands are looking to solve for their consumers. With “connected” cocktail glasses and liquor bottles, brands will be able to track consenting party’s habits, preferences, take their orders, and provide them with real-time discounts and recipes. The question is: it unnecessary intrusion or considerate …