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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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January 31, 2015
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?

Paul E. Richardson
Tags: tasting, process, brands
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January 28, 2015
The Little Water of Life
The Little Water of Life

Many nations of the world have a singular drink that they have come to be identified with and that has come to be identified with them. For Russians (and Poles, Belarusans, Finns and Ukrainians), it is vodka.

Paul E. Richardson & Mikhail Ivanov
Tags: history, alcoholism, tsars, Soviets
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December 11, 2014
Vodka on the Zakuska Table
Vodka on the Zakuska Table

Vodka is an essential part of the Russian zakuska table. When a liberal amount of the potent stuff is supplied to guests, the meal not only will be off to a fast start, but to a rollicking one as well.

Darra Goldstein
Tags: zakuski, meals, entertaining
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November 3, 2014
Vodka: The Miracle Drug
Vodka: The Miracle Drug

Sure, vodka is great to drink. But did you know it also has myriad medicinal, home-improvement and cleaning uses?

Tags: medicine, lifehacks
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