Wine, Beer & Spirits Reads from VinePair

By Josh Malin | Delightful Drops of Drinking Knowledge...in Flipboard Form!

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 …

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

/ @VinePair<br>Updated onJuly 8, 2016.<p>When an airline talks about “improvements” and “innovation,” they’re usually referring to a frightening ability to …

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 …

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 …

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]

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, National Splurge Day (June 18th!) — it’s always someone’s day. Let’s make today the day you treat yourself to …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

A South Korean Company Launched An Ice Cream That Cures Hangovers

/ @VinePair<br>Updated onMay 23, 2016.<p>South Koreans, if you don’t know, are some of the world’s heaviest drinkers. Jinro Soju, a popular local spirit, is …

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 …

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 onMay 16, 2016.<p>As canned craft beer explodes in popularity, the old problem of six-pack rings has started to come back into play. …

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

/ @VinePair<br>Updated onMay 1, 2016.<p>With late frosts in Chablis, the Côte d’Or, and the Côte Chalonnaise in France threatening the regions’ famous …

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 …

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 …

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 …

What Do Your Favorite '90s Cereal Mascots Drink?

There was once a magical era, glazed with golden sugar and dotted with brightly-colored marshmallows. Saturday morning cartoons were a gilded …

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 …

The VinePair Podcast

Listen & Subscribe<p>In the first season, VinePair travels to northern California, upstate New York, Ireland, Brooklyn, and beyond. We take a hard look …

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

Come March 17th, many of us who don’t normally go for stout will be clutching bottles and cans of Guinness for dear life, slurrily toasting the guy …

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 …

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 …

4 Reasons Brewery Taprooms Are The Best Places On Earth

There was an article in last Sunday’s Portland Press Herald about local bar owners being unhappy with the rapid proliferation of brewery taprooms in …

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

Chances are high that at some point in time, you’ve come across a boilermaker, the classic drink that is a favorite among bartenders and has become …

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, …

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

The Boston Globe<p>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, +0.04% proposed purchase of SABMiller were first …

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