Interview: Paul Feig on Artingstall’s London Dry Gin

When a search for the perfect martini turns into making your own gin

The way Paul Feig—of Artingstall’s London Dry Gin brand—talks about cocktails sounds like a pitch for a classic movie, which makes sense considering he’s also a prolific director. Feig is known in the industry for valuing downtime, making sure all casts and crews on his projects spend no more than 10 hours shooting, leaving time for drinks, dinner and a full night of sleep. It …

Editors’ Selects: At-Home Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

An opportunity to reflect on Mexican design, heritage and history

A celebration of Mexican culture and its international influence, Cinco de Mayo evolved from the commemoration of a battle in the Franco-Mexican War on 5 May 1862. Today, within the Mexican state of Puebla, festivities abound. Across the US, many indulge in traditional Mexican cuisine and music, along with cocktails featuring the country’s beloved spirits, tequila and mezcal. For us, Cinco de Mayo extends beyond an …

Admiring the Bobal Wines From Spain’s Bodega Chozas Carrascal

An affordable option from one of the rare Vino de Pago designations

In the province of Valencia, Spain, the vineyards of Bodega Chozas Carrascal flourish in the Denominación de Origen Protegida (a protected domain) known as Utiel-Requena. Helmed by María José, the daughter of founder María José López-Peidro, the winery’s still and sparkling wines represent the region’s highest standards. It was there—on a sourcing trip through the Utiel-Requena DO—that Mika Bulmash, founder and CEO of the NYC-based importer Wine …