2024-05-24 6:31 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Dowd On Drinks: Oldies Still Can Be Goodies

Breaking up a house full of stuff can uncover a cache of treasures or a pile of junk. Of course, defining the terms “treasures” and “junk” is a very personal thing.

Dowd On Drinks: World Whiskies Awards Are Out

More than 200 whiskies were considered for this year’s edition of the World Whiskies Awards, sponsored by Whisky Magazine, the U.K. publication that sets the pace for the international whisky coverage.

Dowd on Drinks: My Better Beverage Moments

I have always disliked year-in-review top 10 lists simply because it's such an arbitrary number. So here, in no particular order, are just some of my favorite drinking-world moments of 2007.

Dowd on Drinks: Trust Labels More Than Bragging

I was perusing a heavily-advertised superstore in upstate New York the other day, a wine and spirits emporium near fabled Saratoga Springs — a great business location when the historic thoroughbred horse racing season runs in August through Labor Day and lots of money comes to town.

Dowd on Drinks: History Lives On In A Glass

MOUNT VERNON, Va. — As white-gloved volunteers carefully doled out the amber liquid into tiny plastic cups, a tall, white-haired man regally strolled the ground, accepting congratulations and handing out compliments to his staff.