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The Differences Between Champagne, Prosecco & Cava [INFOGRAPHIC]

For a long time Champagne was the only “good” sparkling wine that most Americans drank. Those days are long gone; today there’s a good chance you’ll …

Sparkling Wine

KLM Is Launching The World's First In-Flight Draft Beer Service

KLM Is Launching The World’s First In-Flight Draft Beer Service<p>/ @VinePair<br>Updated on2016-07-08<p>When an airline talks about “improvements” and …

Airlines

Pineapple Mezcal Sour [Recipe]

This week’s cocktail – a spin on the traditional Pisco Sour – is influenced by a recent visit to Oaxaca, Mexico where I discovered the heart of …

Eggs

What Is Brettanomyces And What Is It Doing In My Beer?

Here’s one science lesson worth the flop sweat and trembling limbs we used to get when we were asked to balance an equation or memorize terms like …

Food

10 White Sangria Recipes For A Refreshing Summer Season

White sangria—the lesser step-cousin of the classic no longer. In fact, we dare say sangria is going to be the drink of the summer season. Then …

How To Have A Treat Yo' Self Day Every Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Have A Treat Yo’ Self Day Every Day [INFOGRAPHIC]<p>Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, National Splurge Day (June 18th!) — it’s always …

Father's Day

In The Wake Of Orlando, The Significance Of Gay Bars And Dance Clubs Cannot Be Overstated

On October 11, 1987, I visited my first gay bar: The Frat House, in Washington, D.C. I was 16 years old.<p>My fake ID said I was 22, though. And if I …

Wine & Spirits

New Mexico Is The Most Enchanting Destination In America For IPA

It would be difficult to pinpoint a period, since the dawn of time, when food and beverage enthusiasts have had it better than they do today. Yet, …

Santa Fe

Wine Pairings For 14 Of The Most Popular Seafood Dishes [Infographic]

Fish with wine seems simple enough, it’s always gotta be white, right? Well not exactly, some seafood does well with a really delicious light red, or …

Food

The 6 Best White Wines For Red Wine Drinkers

It’s the picture of summer: the sun is out, shades are on, barbecue is sizzling, and it’s time to stretch out in the lounge chair with a refreshing …

Grapes

A South Korean Company Launched An Ice Cream That Cures Hangovers

/ @VinePair<br>Updated on2016-05-23<p>South Koreans, if you don’t know, are some of the world’s heaviest drinkers. Jinro Soju, a popular local spirit, is by …

Alcohol

Here’s Why You Should Be Hosting A Kaiseki Party

There are many things we’re getting wrong about Japanese culture. Foremost, probably stop buying sushi at a supermarket or drug store. And don’t mix …

Japanese Culture

What The Heck Is Old Vine Wine? Here's Everything You Need To Know

There are many indications of quality on wine labels. In Burgundy we see Grand Cru or Premier Cru indicating that these wines came from prized …

This Craft Brewery Invented Biodegradable Six-Pack Rings To Protect Wildlife

/ @VinePair<br>Updated on2016-05-16<p>As canned craft beer explodes in popularity, the old problem of six-pack rings has started to come back into play. …

Wildlife

Winemakers Are Lighting Fires In The Vineyards To Fight Frost In Chablis

/ @VinePair<br>Updated on2016-05-02<p>With late frosts in Chablis, the Côte d’Or, and the Côte Chalonnaise in France threatening the regions’ famous …

Food

As Rosé Season Arrives, These 10 Wines Are A Cut Above

Ah, rosé. For half a dozen years or so, blush wines have been the rage, popping up on store shelves in April and May like so many crocuses, daffodils …

Rosé

To Brita Or Not To Brita (Your Cheap Vodka)

Lower rung vodka generally gets a knee-jerk bad rap. This is the stuff we mix with Red Bull or orange juice (and, historically, mix up with an actual …

Alcohol

Michigan Makes Wine, And This Is The Month To Celebrate

Certain states are being paid attention to for certain…well, reasons, this spring. But here’s a really good reason to pay some special attention to …

Grapes

What Do Your Favorite '90s Cereal Mascots Drink?

What Do Your Favorite ’90s Cereal Mascots Drink?<p>There was once a magical era, glazed with golden sugar and dotted with brightly-colored marshmallows. …

Breakfast

Perfect Wine Pairings With 8 Popular Take-Out Options

There are certain nights of the week when cooking just isn’t an option. You’re exhausted, and the last thing you want to think about is preparing a …

Food

The VinePair Podcast

VinePair brings you stories from the world of wine, beer, and spirits. It's not a mixology how-to, and it's definitely not a bunch of snobs fawning …

Wine & Spirits

9 Ways To Eat Your Guinness This St. Patrick’s Day

9 Ways To Eat Your Guinness This St. Patrick’s Day<p>Come March 17th, many of us who don’t normally go for stout will be clutching bottles and cans of …

Fish And Chips

The Mystery Of Charles Shaw. Better Known As Two Buck Chuck.

It’s a cold, misty night. The moon casts a pale glow over the land. You’re feeling introspective, wistful…and very thirsty. The wine glass …

San Joaquin Valley

Meyer Lemon Chamomile Cocktail [RECIPE]

As we head into the final stretch of winter and start to see hope for the sunny days of spring, I find myself craving a very particular sort of …

Recipes

4 Reasons Brewery Taprooms Are The Best Places On Earth

Brewery Taprooms Are The Best Places On Earth<p>There was an article in last Sunday’s Portland Press Herald about local bar owners being unhappy with …

India Pale Ale

The History Of The Boilermaker - Otherwise Known As A Shot And A Beer

The History Of The Boilermaker – Otherwise Known As A Shot And A Beer<p>Chances are high that at some point in time, you’ve come across a boilermaker, …

Drinking

Building Braven Brewing #2: Brewing Beer Without A Brewery

About two years ago, Braven Brewing was a brewery that was beginning to make a name for itself in craft beer circles. They had a logo, a website, …

in order to

How craft beer became a ‘pay-for-play’ bad guy

Independent beer distribution is key to a diverse, fair marketplace that benefits both drinkers and brewers.<p>We just aren’t so sure that’s what brewers or their wholesalers want.<p>In November, when details of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s BUD, +6.16% proposed purchase of SABMiller were first confirmed, we …

Anheuser-Busch InBev