Grape Eyeball Punch.

Spirits: Punch up your holidays

Punch, ideal for holiday entertaining, has a history that goes back to the British sailors of the 17th century.

4 days ago

 A "speakeasy" that had no permits, in the 600 block of Miller Avenue in Clairton. It was the site of a shooting early Friday.

What makes a place a speakeasy under Pennsylvania law?

People hear the word “speakeasy” and think secret passwords, but often it’s no more illicit than a college keg party.

6 days ago

Craft Pittsburgh beer would go great with Thanksgiving dinner

Local beer makers share some of their holiday traditions and recipes.

1 week ago

 Roots Run Deep Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tastings: What to drink with your Thanksgiving dinner

Our expert says it’s not hard to pick wines that will work.

2 weeks ago

 This is the cover of the new "Tasting Whiskey" by Lew Bryson.

Spirits: New drinks and other drinks news

Local distillers releasing a mocha porter whiskey, barrel-aged rums and a pear eau de vie.

3 weeks ago

 "The Ultimate Beer Lover's Happy Hour" by John Schlimm.

Beer: Straub, Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey hitting Pittsburgh bars

Old and new brands holding a variety of events, while Wigle holds its first “Beer Week.”

3 weeks ago

 Food writer Gretchen McKay shovels pomace, the solid remains of grapes after pressing, at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, Calif.

Our writer spends a week in California wine country

At Wente Vineyards, hands-on is the best way to learn.

4 weeks ago


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