spirits http://wwno.org en Stylish And Debauched: A Guide To The Bars Of The French Quarter http://wwno.org/post/stylish-and-debauched-guide-bars-french-quarter <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 16px;">On this week's&nbsp;<em>Louisiana Eats!</em>&nbsp;P</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 16px;">oppy goes for a tour around the French Quarter with<a href="http://spiritedtipplers.wordpress.com/" target="_blank"> the authors of the&nbsp;<em>French Quarter Drinking Companion</em></a>, a new guide to the classy drinking establishments and debauched hole-in-the-walls in the Vieux Carré.</span></p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 50106 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: Wine Tastings With More Than Wine http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-wine-tastings-more-wine <p><em>Across New Orleans, wine merchants are tapping the appeal of comfort food and street eats to promote, and possibly demystify, their product as the market gets more competitive. </em></p><p></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:36:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 48111 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: Crafting A Cocktail Capital http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-crafting-cocktail-capital <p><em>It’s one of those New Orleans clichés that just happens to be true: when we get together to eat in this town, the conversation reliably steers to the last meal we had or the next one we’re already anticipating. But this week that routine might be changed up a bit to focus more on the last and next cocktail and the places to find them.</em></p><p></p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:23:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 39819 at http://wwno.org Food And Drink Light Up Lee Circle http://wwno.org/post/food-and-drink-light-lee-circle <p></p><p><em>It’s time for another look at Lee Circle, where craft cocktails and a contemporary Southern bistro are drawing new interest to the landmark uptown/downtown juncture.&nbsp; </em></p><p></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:24:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 39351 at http://wwno.org Tales Of The Cocktail Inspired By The History Of Drinking And Dining http://wwno.org/post/tales-cocktail-inspired-history-drinking-and-dining <p><a href="http://talesofthecocktailtickets2013.eventbrite.com/" target="_blank">Tales of the Cocktail</a> has been shaking up the international cocktail scene since 2002. We'll speak with founder Ann Tuennerman for a retrospective of the annual event, and find out her plans for the future.</p><p>Then, we'll continue our spirited discussion by talking with <a href="http://www.kingcocktail.com/bookreview-08.htm" target="_blank">the King of Cocktails</a>, Dale Degroff. Dale outlines his involvement in the cocktail scene and discusses its return to popularity in the past decade.</p><p>Finally, we'll hear about a new collaboration between the Leidenheimer Baking Company and Tableau,<a href="http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/tableau/Content?oid=2222882" target="_blank"> a new restaurant in the French Quarter. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:02:28 +0000 Poppy Tooker 39316 at http://wwno.org Meadmaker Bottles A Taste Of Maine With Roots In South Africa http://wwno.org/post/meadmaker-bottles-taste-maine-roots-south-africa A few years ago, your best chance of tasting mead might have been <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/05/01/135818740/medieval-no-more-mead-enjoys-a-renaissance">at a Renaissance Fair</a>. We're going to wager the enduring memory is of overpowering sweetness and little desire for a second glass.<p>But a new generation of meadmakers is updating the ancient craft to produce a more drinkable product, closer to wine than a cloyingly sweet liquor. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:16:00 +0000 ELIZA BARCLAY 20669 at http://wwno.org Japanese Sake Makers Shake Off Tradition, Try Brewing Craft Beer http://wwno.org/post/japanese-sake-makers-shake-tradition-try-brewing-craft-beer Until recently, if you ordered Japanese beer, there weren't many to choose from. Before the industry was deregulated in the 1990s, four major brewers — Asahi, Suntory, Sapporo and Kirin – controlled the manufacture of Japanese beer.<p>But the major brands' domination is ebbing, for reasons that have as much to do with Japan's ancient history as with its evolving palates. And now some traditional sake brewers are ditching the tradition and trying their hand at craft beer brewing.<p>From a dusty country road about 100 miles north of Tokyo rises the white-washed facade of a sake brewery. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:33:00 +0000 editor 20199 at http://wwno.org How Oregon's Prized Pinot Noir Grapes Will Take The Heat Of Climate Change http://wwno.org/post/how-oregons-prized-pinot-noir-grapes-will-take-heat-climate-change Some grapes like it hot.<p>But for growers of Pinot Noir, mild summers tempered by chilly nights and fresh ocean air make for award-winning, fortune-finding wines. Such a climate has turned Oregon into a producer of some of the world's most highly regarded Pinot Noir. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:48:00 +0000 editor 19775 at http://wwno.org Want To Control Your Alcohol Intake? Ask For A Different Glass http://wwno.org/post/want-control-your-alcohol-intake-ask-different-glass Downed a few too many drinks at the office happy hour? The shape of the glass may be at fault — at least in part — for encouraging drinkers to overindulge. The reason, scientists say, is simple: A curved glass interferes with the ability to judge alcohol intake.<p>"When drinking alcohol, most of us pace ourselves," explains<a href="http://www.bris.ac.uk/expsych/people/angela-s-attwood/index.html"> Angela Attwood</a>. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:46:00 +0000 editor 19565 at http://wwno.org President Obama's Tour Bus Rolls With White House Home Brew http://wwno.org/post/president-obamas-tour-bus-rolls-white-house-home-brew It seemed normal enough when President Obama chatted with a coffee shop patron about beer in Iowa Tuesday. The president has shown he's a fan of beer — and it's the most politically expedient, "everyman" beverage a candidate can drink. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:19:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 17898 at http://wwno.org