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History of Whiskey

History of Whiskey

History of Whiskey — Whiskey Tasting at Cullen's Pub The history of whiskey is surprisingly long and adventurous. Believe it or not, we can thank traveling monks for kicking it all off.  Over 1000 years ago, distillation migrated from mainland Europe into Scotland and...

Bar None: LOVE

Bar None: LOVE

This month is obviously the month of “LOVE.” The aisles of Target are filled with pink and red. Our eyes are assaulted by cheap heart-shaped boxes of chocolate (which are actually far from cheap) and, of course, the large stuffed animals that would frankly be a red...

Bar None: NEW YEAR NEW VESSEL

Bar None: NEW YEAR NEW VESSEL

As I was working hard playing bartender at my most recent holiday get together, I thought to myself, “I either need to stop volunteering or I need a tip jar.” Neither one is a fair solution when it’s not your actual job. My favorite thing about attending parties is...

Holy Cannoli!

Holy Cannoli!

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”  –Socrates Chef Massimo of Amore Bistrot has prepared and sold this amazing quantity of Italian cuisine in the span of one year!  Incredible!! Twelve months ago,...

Bar None: Thankful for Wine

Bar None: Thankful for Wine

Tis the season to be thankful. I’m pretty sure the dedicated readers of Benicia Magazine are well aware of my passion for boozy, silky, bubbly, pungent beverages. So the question is, why are we grateful for wine? I can’t speak for every drinker, but I can explain my...

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