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For oenophiles, beer lovers and aficionados of fine spirits

From wine reviews, food pairings, cocktail recipes and top spirits to the best beers, bar accessories and events, GAYOT provides a wealth of information for anyone interested in adult beverages. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just getting started, there's always something new to learn. Explore the new wine releases for June and GAYOT's list of top 10 barbecue wines.

Shake up a classic daiquiri using rum from Appleton Estate, the oldest sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica

Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaica Rum Review and Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

A non-vintage blend of 20 aged rums, the Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaica Rum offers a honeyed aroma and can be enjoyed with mixers or neat. Find out more with GAYOT's review, and mix up a delicious daiquiri with an easy recipe.

GAYOT's Top 10 Sipping Beers include rich stouts, Belgian-style ales, special-release strong ales and more

Top 10 Sipping Beers

Some beers are meant to be enjoyed slowly. From stouts to Belgian ales to barleywines, GAYOT's Top 10 Sipping Beers boast complex flavors that invite contemplation. Check out the entire list to find sophisticated options worth savoring.

Try a delicious Maui Rum mojito from Haleakala Distillers, located in Kula, Hawaii

Maui Rum Review and Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Derived from the only working distillery in Hawaii, Maui Rum is handcrafted with the island's pure ingredients — rainwater and molasses made from local sugar cane. Check out GAYOT's review, and try the distillery's classic mojito recipe.

Just a few miles from St. Tropez lies the Estate of Château Saint-Maur, shielded from strong winds and enjoying a mild maritime climate suited to winemaking

Wine Reviews

From sparkling champagnes and Italian whites to Uruguayan reds and great Stateside choices, here are our latest selections of wine for the month.

New Wine Releases

A classic martini is a mix of gin, vermouth and crushed ice, shaken or stirred

The Classics Never Fade
Some cocktails transcend current trends — they're timeless and always delicious. Try making these winners from GAYOT's collection of classic cocktail recipes.

Try GAYOT's martini recipe

Make GAYOT's gimlet

The Negroni by Gary Regan explores the history of the iconic cocktail, with recipes and lore

The Classic Negroni
Explore this iconic cocktail's Italian roots and American connections (hint: it was born from a drink called the Americano) in Gary Regan's new book. Then try whipping up different kinds of Negroni drinks and desserts from his varied recipes.

Discover the Negroni


O. Fournier 2012 Urban Uco Torrontes is a great summer wine; David Codney, executive chef at The Roof Garden restaurant in The Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, dishes up delectable grilled fare; Starborough 2014 Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is refreshing chilled

Top 10 Barbecue Wines

Wines from Uruguay to California, bubbly for special celebrations, and luscious reds for your grilled steaks, GAYOT's list of the best barbecue wines out there will help you get the party started.

What is on GAYOT's Top 10 BBQ Wines list?

Explore over 120 wine-inclusive recipes in "The New Wine Country Cookbook" by Brigit Binns

The New Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California's Central Coast
The flavors and ingredients of California's Central Coast abound in this cookbook by author Brigit Binns. Take a look at the beginnings of the region's viticulture, in addition to wine-friendly and vino-inclusive dishes such as the petrale sole with Pinot Noir butter sauce, Passoulet (a Cassoulet from Paso Robles) and more.

Upgrade your recipe collection

Macchu Pisco; Avant La Nuit cocktail with pisco; Prunier Family Reserve Cognac

Top 10 Spirits

This lineup includes a bourbon from Colorado, a mezcal made according to ancient Mexican methods and a gin that is blended with pure Icelandic water. On-trend but not trendy, GAYOT's list is in a class of its own.

Read the best spirits list

GAYOT's Top 10 Low-Calorie Beers include ales and lagers in a variety of different styles
Top 10 Low-Calorie Beers

Check out GAYOT's Top 10 Low-Calorie Beers for an eclectic selection of ales, lagers and lambics boasting no more than 150 calories and an ABV of around 5 percent or less.

Enjoy these beers guilt-free


India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans.

Although sipping fine Scotch can be an expensive habit, GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies start at a reasonable $50 a bottle.