Thursday, May 13, 2021


The Sip: Wild and Regal – The California Alps Are Alive

  I’m just going to come out and say it: Americans are flavor wimps. While Europeans are off enjoying the good life with their delightfully bitter spritzes and herb-infused digestifs, we stick to our same old...

Sip: Brisk and life-affirming white zinfandels

If oats can be milk, then rosé can be an act of protest. Hear me out. Last summer a friend came to me for wine help. July was nearing to a close, and he felt lost...

The Sip: A Field Guide to Orange Wine

It’s said that the best wines flirt with faults. This could be the motto for orange wine, which luxuriates in the flavors and textures that conventional white wines will do just about anything to...

Now is the time to drink brown spirits

Elijah Craig Small Batch, Kentucky Straight Bourbon, $35.99  A perfect blend of whiskeys eight to 12 years in age, features deep amber color, a nice touch of vanilla spice and butterscotch. A round, rich classic...

Alchemy: A drink for every occasion 

In its 20 years in business, Alchemy has always offered “really good cocktails.” That’s how Alchemy’s beverage manager Meaghan Hughes remembers it — freshly 21, visiting the Island for a summer turned to fall,...

Summer Brew

  Hot summer days demand cool refreshing craft beers! Here are a few of our most quenching, from light, low-alcohol session ales to max-flavor imperials.

A kinda-sorta bar in a kinda-sorta dry town

It starts with a lime wedge and a handful of fresh basil — as fresh as you can get, Jenna Petersiel tells me. She drops one ice cube into a shiny silver shaker, followed...

The Grape: Jamie McNeeley’s wine picks for early summer

Here are a few interesting and different wines for summer. They’re available at Our Market, on the harbor in Oak Bluffs.  2018 Summer in a Bottle Rosé, Wolffer Estate, Long Island, $25.99. A shock to the...

Sippin’ the Spring Darling

Caitlin Lewis likes her tequila neat, and her martinis slightly dirty. Mezcal? Pass. Poblano liqueur? Never. Gin? No thanks. Cocktails? Ha. But just because Lewis knows the limits of her palate doesn’t mean she...