Drinks 2016

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January, February   – Shawn Plunket, owner of 1864 Tavern in Reno, says about crafting the perfect cocktail”]Here is the magic formula: liquor, fruit, sweet, sour … that’s it. It’s […]

Cover – Bitter Bounty

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cover BITTER BOUNTY Add aroma and flavor to cocktails and more. WRITTEN BY ANN LINDEMANNPHOTOS BY CANDICE NYANDOILLUSTRATION BY BAMBI EDLUND Burdock root, milk thistle seed, and wormwood herb. When […]

Cover – Rebirth of Shrubs

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cover REBIRTH OF SHRUBS Vinegar-based mixtures are re-emerging in cocktails, mocktails, and recipes galore. WRITTEN BY AIMEE EIGURENPHOTOS BY MICHAEL OKIMOTO Dating all the way back to 15th century England, […]

Cover -Artisanal Ice

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cover ARTISNAL ICE The science of cooling down. WRITTEN BY ANN LINDEMANNPHOTOS BY CHRIS HOLLOMAN Some say ice is the most important, and most neglected, component of the cocktail craft. […]

Cover – Craft Embellishment

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cover CRAFTY EMBELLISHMENT Transforming cocktails from mundane to marvelous. WRITTEN BY ANN LINDEMANNPHOTO BY CHRIS HOLLOMAN Fine chefs know the importance of presentation, as diners eat with their eyes first. […]

Edible Notables – Making a Mark

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edible notables MAKING A MARK Verdi Local Distillery competes for coveted title. WRITTEN BY HEIDI BETHELPHOTOS BY ASA GILMORE Verdi Local Distillery is the smallest licensed distillery in the world. […]

Cover – Citrus Punch

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cover CITRUS PUNCH When life gives you lemons … make limoncello. WRITTEN BY ANN LINDEMANNPHOTOS BY CHRIS HOLLOMAN   Perhaps you’ve just come back from a trip to Southern Italy, […]

Edible Notables – Ice Ice Baby

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edible notables ICE, ICE, BABY Truckee winery hosts carving competition. WRITTEN BY MELISSA SIIGPHOTOS COURTESY OF TRUCKEE RIVER WINERY Wine and ice don’t usually go hand in hand, but in […]

Toast of the Town – Setting the Bar

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 toast of the town SETTING THE BAR (WITH A SPLASH) Three Reno friends brew a winning mix of creativity, craft, and caring. WRITTEN BY SUE EDMONDSONPHOTOS BY CHRIS HOLLOMAN   […]

Edible Notables – Stoneware Sustainability

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edible notables STONEWARE SUSTAINABILITY Earth-In Canteens are natural, beautiful, and local. WRITTEN BY ERIN MEYERINGPHOTOS BY CHRIS HOLLOMAN Keys? Check. Phone? Check. Water bottle? Check. Carrying a reusable water bottle […]