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The Quest for Purity
The Quest for Purity

How many times should vodka be distilled? And when does the quest for purity go too far?

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October 9, 2014
Vodka in the 19th Century
Vodka in the 19th Century

An excerpt from M. Zabylinny's monumental nineteenth century ethnology, The Russian People, focusing on vodka and its traditions in everyday life.

M. Zabylinny
Tags: tradition, history, alcoholism
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January 15, 2014
Literary Vodka
Literary Vodka

What hasn't been said about vodka? We go in search of some of the best quotes of all time and collect them in this continually updated post.

Tags: quotes, literature, chekhov, drinking
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December 10, 2013
The Zakuska Table
The Zakuska Table

The range of zakuski is almost infinite, from simple smoked sprats on black bread to the gray pearl of the Caspian, Beluga caviar; from sliced beet vinaigrette to buttom mushrooms drenched in spicy marinade...

Darra Goldstein
Tags: zakuski, appetizers, food
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December 1, 2013
Flavored Vodkas
Flavored Vodkas

Properly flavored vodkas are a treat either alone or to complement part of a meal. The opportunities are endless!

Darra Goldstein
Tags: recipes, fruit
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