Serbian Rakija: A Strong Drink With Good Spirit

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In the heart of the former Yugoslavia lies an old tradition still quite unknown to the rest of the world: rakija (pronounced RA KEE YA). Rakija is the Serbo-Croatian name given to an alcoholic drink made from the distillation of fermented fruit. It is a clear-as-water kind of drink, with a percentage of alcohol that can range from approximately 40% to 65%. You might think that rakija is similar ... Read Full Article

Cavour 313: Rome’s Oldest Wine Bar

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  The primary reasons for checking out Cavour 313 are a warm welcome, an overall sincerity and lack of pretension, a massive, 1000-bottle-plus wine list, and an awesome décor. The food is also good, but should be viewed as an afterthought to the wine. If you’re like me, this doesn’t pose a problem. It seems strange that the wine bar is famous for being the oldest enoteca (wine bar) ... Read Full Article

Warm up to English Beer


  Although everyone knows that England is an island, it sometimes takes the dissection of a particular subject to fully remember just how separate the country can be. One such point of comparison is the tradition of English beer. Warmer fermentation, as opposed to the lager-based traditions of the Czech Republic or parts of Germany , has given England a long history of porters, ales and ... Read Full Article