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Style Guide: The World's Best Places for Growing Riesling

4 minute Read<p>There’s an interesting dichotomy when it comes to German Riesling. In the 1980s, the once-fashionable wine fell out of favor with …

Wine & Spirits

The Electron Recipe

Ingredients In The Electron:<p>1¾ ounces mezcal<br>• ½ ounce cinnamon syrup<br>• ¾ ounce fresh lime juice<br>• ¾ ounce fresh carrot juice<br>• 2 dashes orange bitters<br>• Salt and …

Recipes

Fifth-Generation California Vintner Joel Gott Could Really Go for a Mezcal

1 minute Read<p>Joel Gott wasn’t born a winemaker, of course. But it sometimes seems that way.<p>Born in Napa Valley, he released his first vintage over 20 …

Death Row

4 Things You Need to Know When Shopping for Olive Oil

3 minute Read<p>After a tan, the best souvenir from any Mediterranean vacation is a bottle of fancy olive oil. It becomes more of a talisman than pantry …

Wine & Spirits

Goose Island Wins Bourbon County Beer Lawsuit

/ @beeraffair<br>Updated on2018-06-15<p>It pays not to be greedy.<p>A lengthy lawsuit against Goose Island Beer has finally ended in Goose Island’s favor. The …

Craft Beer

Over a Decade in, Have Cicerones Actually Made Beer Pairings Relevant?

5 minute Read<p>“No one brings beer to a dinner party,” a colleague recently said to me. I was shocked. (<i>I do!</i>, I thought.)<p>But he was right. Most people …

Brewpub

Drinkmojis: 11 Iconic Spirits in Emoji Form

1 minute Read<p>Emojis. To know them is to love them.<p>Often overused by baby boomers to supplement their emotions via text — a picture is worth a …

West Indies

9 Things You Should Know About Hoegaarden

3 minute Read<p>Enjoyed in 70 countries. Misunderstood in ours. Crafty before craft was such a big deal. Started by a milkman and now owned by the …

Beer

'Doomsday' Brexit Scenario Could Cause Gin Shortage

‘Doomsday’ Brexit Scenario Could Cause Gin Shortage<p>/ @timmckirdy<br>Updated on2018-06-14<p>Britain could be set for gin shortages within weeks of leaving …

Wine & Spirits

No Way! It’s Time to Rethink Rosé

6 minute Read<p>It’s probably not a provocation to say that you like rosé. Who doesn’t! Valued at $207 million, the pink wine category is popular and …

Wine

Hop Take: Big Beer Swallows Kombucha

Hop Take<p>3 minute Read<p>Molson Coors recently announced the acquisition of Clearly Kombucha, a Fairfield, Calif.-based producer of non-alcoholic …

Alcohol

Empire Estate Dry Riesling 2016, Finger Lakes, N.Y.

In a column devoted to good wines that you might actually stand a chance of finding, the smallest-production wines with limited distribution are …

New York City

The Definitive Guide to Pairing Italian Wine with Classic Italian Fare

4 minute Read<p>Pairing food with wine can be daunting. On the one hand, there’s science. Those who take that route will pore over acid matches and all …

Italy

Atticus Pinot Noir 2015 2015 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>Shh! Don’t tell the folks at Atticus that this wine tastes like it costs a lot more than $28. It’s a very profound style of Pinot, …

Soda Bread

Portlandia Momtazi Pinot Noir 2015 2015 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>With packaging that plays off the oh-so-twee “keep Portland weird” brand, you might expect a radical bottling of wine. Instead, you’ll …

Flavors

Flâneur Flanerie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 2015 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>Flâneur is a relatively new winery (their first vintage was 2013) making small runs of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from their two estate …

Flavors

Eola Hills Wine Cellars Oregon Pinot Noir 2015 2015 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>This is a great value Oregon Pinot. It has ripe and tart fruit aromas and flavors, with a subtle herbal finish. Ripe but tart, …

Flavors

This Marseille Microbrewery Is Crowd-Sourcing Hops and Training Urban Farmers

5 minute Read<p>Though two people officially own Part Faite, the Marseille microbrewery chugs on community.<p>Born from a successful crowdfunding campaign, …

Beer

So Long, Citron: 5 of the Best Flavored Vodkas, Ranked

2 minute Read<p>Ketel One Vodka launched a new line, Botanical, in May. Made with non-GMO grains and no sugar or artificial sweeteners, the series …

Alcohol

The 5 Best Trader Joe's Wines, According to VinePair Readers

The 5 Best Trader Joe’s Wines, According to VinePair Readers<p>2 minute Read<p>Trader Joe’s is renowned for its friendly customer service, house-brand …

Trader Joe's

Scientist Says Storing Wine Sideways is 'Bullshit'

Scientist Says Storing Wine Sideways is ‘Bullshit’<p>/ @timmckirdy<br>Updated on2018-06-12<p>From intricate storage racks to humidified wine cellars, …

Wine

Illahe Pinot Gris 2017 2017 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>This small winery’s Pinot Gris has a lot of weight and complex flavors. It’s a very light golden color, and has enticing aromas of …

Flavors

Edna Valley Vineyard Winemaker Series Sauvignon Blanc 2016 2016 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>This Sauvignon Blanc is clean, soft and refreshing with creamy lemon flavors. Aromas include freshly mowed lawn and lemongrass. The …

Flavors

Dutton Estate Kylie's Cuvee Dutton Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2016 2016 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>A very rich and savory Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas include canned pineapple and peach. Flavors include lemon soufflé, fresh white peaches, …

Flavors

Joel Gott Oregon Pinot Gris 2017 2017 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>This is a pleasant and refreshing Pinot Gris. It has a very light color and subtle aromas of green apples, wildflowers, and a hint of …

Flavors

Gamble Family Vineyards Gamble Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016 2016 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>A very elegant, fragrant Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas include lemongrass and jasmine. The flavors are dry and savory, and include Meyer …

Flavors

Provenance Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2016 2016 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>This is a plump, citrusy, Sauvignon Blanc with a soft, ripe mouthfeel. If you like ripe, soft wines, you'll enjoy this. It tastes a …

Eating

Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris 2017 2017 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>Ponzi Vineyards is one of the pioneers of winemaking in Oregon. This Pinot Gris has a light golden color, aromas of ripe peaches, and …

Peaches

Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Fume Blanc 2016 2016 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>In 1968, the late Robert Mondavi introduced a dry, barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc. To differentiate it from other Cali Sauvignon …

Napa Valley

Left Coast Cellars The Orchards Estate Pinot Gris 2017 2017 Wine Review

The Full Review<p>This is a very nuanced and graceful Pinot Gris. Its color is a very light gold, and aromas include Bartlett pears and ginger candy. …

Flavors