This week, it’s the culture of drinking. Seattle restaurateurs Brian and Mark Canlis bring us the story of their secret barrel room and the truth serum within its walls. San Francisco Chronicle wine critic Esther Mobley explains the method and a bit of the madness behind the language of wine. The mezcal queen of Los Angeles, Bricia Lopez wants us to understand the spiritual side of mezcal. Contributor Jordana Rothman and writer Julia Bainbridge, author of the forthcoming alcohol-free cocktail book Good Drinks, talk about what it means to love drinking, even if you don’t drink. And then it's last call! Brad Thomas Parsons (Last Call) has stories from the restaurant world’s witching hour.