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A Letter from How We’re Drinking—and Helping—Right Now

In this most uncertain of times, we’re here to help.


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The spread of COVID-19 has changed life for all of us in unprecedented ways, especially within the hospitality and service industry (ways to donate below). These are uncertain times, and life feels chaotic for many of us. At, it’s our mission to offer the most trustworthy information on all aspects of drinks—and the communities that provide them. The COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t change this. We’re focusing our content to offer what we hope will be a reassuring presence, a guiding hand or just a mental break from it all, whether you’re looking for cocktails to mix, bottles to try and books to read. 

If there’s anything you want or need to know, or if you have any feedback for us, don’t hesitate to get in touch: We’ll be updating our homepage with answers to your questions. 

Wishing you all health and safety,

The Team

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