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By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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Expert Guide to Drinking

Entering the wide world of sake isn’t easy when you’ve only tasted hot, label-less shots at a sushi bar. For most sake neophytes, it’s like getting into craft beer after years of Bud Light or PBR.

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Sure, you could have a glass of wine or beer with your meal but next time, consider a cocktail. Here, rising star mixologists featured in Food & Wine Cocktails 2015 (on sale now) share their favorite, sometimes unexpected and oddly specific, food and cocktail combinations.

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When I was a child, I watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and thought, gee, I wish that fantastic candy dream world was real. Last week, I discovered that while that sugary, chocolate-covered acid trip might not exist, a boozy equivalent does—at least for a few days every year in New Orleans. It’s called Tales of the Cocktail.

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Expert Guide to Drinking

What do you drink with sushi? Sake is the obvious choice—but which one?

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Expert Guide to Drinking

Aside from the occasional shot of soju, most Americans know little about Korea’s boozy offerings.

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Expert Guide to Drinking

It’s Negroni Week, which means bars and restaurants around the world are celebrating the bracingly bittersweet aperitif. Fifteen years ago, the idea of dedicating a spot on a cocktail menu—let alone an entire week—to a Negroni would have been unheard of. It’s bitter! It’s medicinal! Whoever would drink such a thing? It turns out, a lot of people.

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Expert Guide to Drinking

Today is Cinco de Mayo, which means tonight’s happy hour will be fueled by tequila. To help make your Cinco the best ever, here's our mini guide to the best tequilas to buy according to your budget.

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Expert Guide to Drinking

In our upcoming book, Food & Wine Cocktails 2015 (on sale April 24), we feature phenomenal recipes from 25 of the country’s top rising-star mixologists. Here, they reveal their favorite guilty pleasure drinks.

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Expert Guide to Drinking

Here’s a look into the three biggest trends in cocktail ingredients of this year, as revealed by some of the incredible mixologists who contributed to our upcoming book, F&W Cocktails 2015.

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While it’s cropping up on cocktail bars across the country and a quickly growing spirit category, pisco is still a mystery to most. Here, a helpful pisco primer.

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