Anthony Giglio

Ghosts of Hangovers Past

With recipes that evoke the old days (or actually hail from them), bartenders are serving up lessons in local history. Anyone who likes a well-crafted drink will be impressed with Boston’s current cocktail revival, with its emphasis on painstaking technique…

Drinking Ahead

What will you be sipping in 2008? Boston’s wine pros and top mixologists peer into their crystal decanters to make some predictions for the new year. Pinot’s Second Act Oregon’s Willamette Valley is the wine region of the moment, and…

The Shipping News

Bay State wine-shipping laws continue to keep great bottles out of your hands. A new lawsuit intends to fix that. If you’ve always thought wine would make a nice gift, especially for the holidays, just try to send a friend…

How D’ya Like These Apples?

When it comes to boasting about New England’s alcoholic offerings, here’s what we can be proud of: valiant winemakers who manage to craft delicious vintages despite our region’s capricious climate, a few dozen brewers who survived the microbrew bubble and…

The High-Teq Boom

Even discriminating quaffers are warming to upscale versions of that one-time diabolical drink, tequila. Ask Dawn Lamendola for a glass of tequila, and she might suggest the Herradura Añejo, with its earthy, slightly floral notes; pronounced ripe-apple aroma; and deep…