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A refreshing take on an old drink, in honor of IRON MAN 3.
The Badass Sommelier reports on what can be found inside Iron Man's wine cellar.
Our badass sommelier tackles some veal cutlets with a copy of ABSOLUTE WATCHMEN.
Our Badass Sommelier heads south to investigate some of the best Lone Star wines.
What does wine represent in film? Our Badass Sommelier hazards a guess.
Bill Norris instructs on drinking vinegars - and mixing them with hooch.
Our badass sommelier gives practical tips for opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew. (Bonus: the history of corks!)
Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris travels to the Crescent City for this week's cocktail.
Just in time for St. Pat's!
Dan ties in Raimi's new OZ film with Australian wines, because why not?
Weak beer, tied beer, lambic beer and legal beer.
David Lynch designed a bottle for the Dom Pérignon Artist Series.
It's time for a more sensible approach to viewing alcohol content online.
Dan investigates the little bugs that cause big damage to vineyards worldwide.
So what of this idea of fasting for Lent and drinking doppelbock? Jim investigates.
Bill weighs in on Maker's Mark's controversial decision to go 84 proof.
The NRA has a wine club now - but not all wineries are thrilled to be involved.
Let's have a virtual blowout before the dietary proscriptions of Lent begin on Wednesday.
Dan teaches you to make Coq au Vin with Côtes du Rhône wine, so get ready to impress hungry people.
Last year Dr. Greg Zeschuk left the video game development company BioWare to start the show THE BEER DIARIES, which celebrates and promotes craft beers around the world. Badass sat down with him.
A Polish beer style that's making a comeback.
Dan talks celebrity winemakers, including Coppola, Depardieu, Sam Neill and Fergie. Yes, that Fergie.
Some very fine beer is being brewed north of the border. Raise a glass of it to Robert Burns.
Learn the French and English schools of mixing this three-ingredient cocktail.
Prepare for the glorious absurdity of HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS with a primer on German wine.
Time to start stocking up on beers like Brooklyn Monster, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, Anchor Old Foghorn and Stone Old Guardian.
How did a manga become the world's most important wine publication?
We barely scratched the surface of these seriously off-piste beers last week. Let's look at them in a little more depth.
The recipe and history for a cocktail that calls to mind sunnier places during these cold winter months.
The Badass Sommelier dives into the world of Port.
A beer with terroir.
The best cocktails are often the ones with a combination of ingredients that, at first glance, appear to be a tad off kilter. Behold: the bijou.
Loath to break tradition, Jim brings us the 24 beers of Christmas. Keep that holiday spirit alive a couple days more with these brews.
Ring in the new year with a bulletin on bubbly.
Bill Norris tells you the 12 boozes you must have stocked at home.
Christmas and New Year's bring headaches with good cheer!
It's four days until Christmas, so celebrate with two recipes for the storied holiday drink.
In LES MISERABLES, the French Revolutions meant a lot of heartache. But they also meant a drastic and permanent change to the vineyards of France.
It's been a busy, beery week.
Prepare for THE HOBBIT with, what else?, wine.
Alex visited the NYC Craft Beer Fest Winter Harvest and recorded his findings.
The straight pint glass isn't evil, despite what some beer nerds may say.
It's hot, it's buttered, it's rum. What more do you want?
See wine labels designed by Mike Mignola, John Huston, Warhol, Dali and others.
It took Jim a while, but now he gets it.
As the temperatures drop, enjoy the warm holiday beverage courtesy of Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris.
Jim doesn't care whose beer is best as long as he can drink it.
In anticipation of HITCHCOCK, read about the director's great love of the grape.
(and breakfast and supper and dessert.)
Get three different recipes for the light morning bracer, courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris.
Let's resurrect an old beer style or two, starting with a Bavarian speciality.
Learn the history of the brandy cocktail and three different recipes!
Celebrate the election results with beer! Alex looks forward... to four more years of homebrew.
Learn about 007's favorite wine from a cinematic sommelier.
Get the history and recipe of this whiskey cocktail.
Jim talks Bond and beer.
Heart surgery won't have The Last Word.
$160+ for a bottle of beer? Yes please!
Halloween lends itself to a devilish drink. Get the recipe and history for Satan's Whiskers!
Wet hop? Fresh hop? Dry Hop? Bunny Hop?
An occasional series about pubs with interesting stories. This time: a pub which has seen the best and the worst of humanity, and a new beer style.
As the weather cools, Bill turns to the perfect Irish coffee.
Alex is gearing up for the beer fest - get the scoop!
Jim discusses the etymological difference between beer, lager, ale, stout and porter.
The delicious cocktail's history and recipe. Plus - make your own fancy grenadine!
This is what you look like to your children when you drink!
Is having a favourite beer really as bad as some people make out?
Bill Norris delivers the history and recipe for an autumnal libation that looks like a hot mess on paper.
Alamo Drafthouse beverage director Bill Norris and founder Tim League craft five exotic beverages to complement THE MASTER’s boozy lifestyle.
Our resident Beer Expert gives the recipes for five delicious foods that use beer as an ingredient.
Learn the history and recipe for the perfect julep from Alamo Drafthouse beverage director Bill Norris.
It's the anniversary of Beer Hunter Michael Jackson's death. Let's toast him at the perfect pub.
A miscellany beer post.
I can resist everything but the temptation of good beer.
A tasty, bracing and refreshing aperitif or front porch sipper. Get the history and recipe from the Alamo Drafthouse beverage director!
Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris discusses the classic New Orleans cocktail.
Today's the day to search out a hop bomb or two at your local beer bar.
A famous Manchester pub that disappeared in the middle of the night. No, really!
Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris guides you to your weekend's libations.
If breweries insist on giving away glasses and bars keep having pint night promotions, Jim is going to need more storage space.
Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris delivers the history and recipe for a perfect Ramos Fizz.
BAD's beer maestro tells you how much head is the perfect amount for your pint.
Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris guides you your weekend's beverage consumption. This week: The Last Word.
It's time to change these pointless restrictions.
Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris is back with our new series guiding you to your weekend's libations.
Jim travels to California and tries some regional brews.
Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris finishes out the MAD MEN season with Betty Draper's favorite drink: the gimlet.
Will someone please make that big white empty text box go away?
Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris continues his excellent series on the history of the cocktails guzzled on MAD MEN.
Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris continues to educate on the finer cocktails of the MAD MEN era. This week, learn the history and original recipe for the Mai Tai.
This week we take a look at an upstart brewery from Scotland which has been annoying more people than Simon Cowell, but which could be one of the most exciting things to happen to British brewing since the introduction of hops.
Churchkey Can Company brings the punch can back, while another brewery creates a 'Digital Age' series of beers, complete with QR code packaging.
Welcome back to Cocktails With MAD MEN with Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris. Today he gives the history, social context and recipe for a legit Martini.
They say don't fix it if it ain't broke. I say get your spanner out and start messing with it!
Welcome to a new series with Alamo Drafthouse beverage director Bill Norris! Learn the ingredients, history, social context and recipe for an Old Fashioned.
An occasional series about bars with interesting stories. This time: The City Barge in London, a pub that gets occasionally flooded by the Thames, and where RIngo was once menaced by a tiger.
Let's get some respect for beer.
Tuesday March 27th would have been Beer Hunter Michael Jackson's 70th birthday.
Disclaimer: Other 'What was your first beer?' experiences are available.