Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Eat, Drink and Be Merry

From delicious to design-forward, presents for cooks, chefs, drinkers and diners

There are few things as special as preparing and sharing a magical meal with those you love—and many covetable items go into making these memories. Whether you’re searching for a gift for a natural wine enthusiast, whisky expert, talented chef, aspiring cook, or someone who simply loves to discover new flavors, our Eat, Drink and Be Merry Gift Guide brims with new ideas. From cookbooks …

Gift Guide: Culinary Los Angeles

Snacks, sauces, munchies and moles that are worth sharing

From sauces and caramels to wine and bitters, these products from LA-based makers conjure up distinct memories for those who live there; for others, it’s a virtual culinary trip to California‘s largest city. Treat yourself to the bar version of the gooey, filled bombolini at Jon & Vinny’s, or pick up the secret ingredient to mole enchiladas at Guelaguetza, grab a bottle of Angeleno Wine …

Amalgam’s Experimental Cherry Reduction Beer

The Denver brewery uses a centuries-old technique to extract deep, complex notes from sour beer, barrels, and fruit

To produce in the traditional ice wine style requires patience. Grapes—while still on the vine—are frozen and subsequently concentrated, as the water within freezes but the sugars do not. When pressed, their juice proves far richer, deeper, and sweeter. Using this centuries-old concept as a starting point, Amalgam Brewing co-owners Eric Schmidt and Phil Joyce sought to replicate a similarly complex and concentrated beer. Beginning with …