Polpette alla Romana (Roman-Style Meatballs)

Polpette – aka meatballs – is a staple in much of Italy and can be found on the menu at any old-school restaurant in Rome. Polpette is served as both an antipasti (appetizer) and as a secondi (main course). Americans and Italians both love meatballs while they do differ on how they should be served. Many Americans and Italian restaurants in America believe that...

Clarity on Vodka

There is a lot of chatter lately about the decline of Vodka and rightfully so. However, it’s still the king among spirits in the USA making up about a quarter of all spirits sales. The worry is in the fact that five years ago Vodka accounted for one in three bottles of spirits sold in the nation. It can be reasonably argued that Vodka...

The 143rd Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 6,  America and the world will be glued to their TV sets to watch the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby was first run in 1875 and was witnessed by roughly 10,000 people. The first race was run on a 1 1/2 mile course that was quickly changed to 1 1/4 miles the next year in 1876 and remains...

Glorious Rosé

Walk by any sidewalk cafe in Manhattan, Houston, San Francisco, Atlanta, or Milwaukee and count the glasses of pink wine on the tables. My friends, we are in the midst of a Rosé invasion and all that I can suggest is to surrender. Being in and around the beverage biz for three decades (but who’s counting…) I’ve seen my share of trends and fads...

Pasta Amatriciana

At BevX I like to offer up favorite recipes to our hungry and thirsty readers. I refrain from overloading the content with food recipes but the numbers don’t lie — our readers really eat up the recipes and simply tolerate the bad puns. Today, before revealing the recipe I must make a confession. I do withhold a number of favorite recipes for fear that...

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