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Drinking Games

As former Soviet republics develop closer ties with the West, 
Russia is pulling out all the stops to keep them in the fold. Amid this 
battle, …

Russia

Is There A Correct Way To Hold A Wine Glass?

@aleezabeeza July 31, 2015

So, remember how everyone was giving Olivia Pope flack for holding her wine glass by the goblet? While we thought it was a …

Wine

The Olympic Marathon Runner Who Drank His Way To A Gold Medal

@adamteeter July 31, 2015

Spyridon Louis during the medals and diplomas ceremony at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Most people training for …

Marathons

Jazz-Age Cocktail: Gin Kombucha Tea Punch [RECIPE]

@beautifulbooze July 30, 2015

While I currently live in Seattle, I’m originally from North Carolina, and I always make sure to periodically visit. …

Recipes

Wine Varieties That May Not Exist Anymore Discovered In Israel

Photo courtesy of Haaretz, credit: Griffin Aerial Imaging/Skyview Photography

Israel has been home to many cool wine discoveries, including an ancient …

Wine

Warm Up: The North Fork of Long Island

10,000 years ago, when humans in the Fertile Crescent were just switching from nomadic to agricultural societies and civilizations began to spring …

Long Island

The 13 Best Beach Bars In America

@aleezabeeza July 30, 2015

There’s no denying it: drinking and beaching were made for each other. Luckily, America is a country that’s large enough to …

Drinking

An Introduction To The Wines Of Sicily [WITH MAP]

@in_vino_nyc July 29, 2015

In the opening scene of the Godfather Part II (1974) we see a scrub brush desert-like landscape as a funeral march enters …

Maps

The World's 10 Biggest Beer Exporting Countries [INTERACTIVE]

@joshtext July 29, 2015

In 2014, the world’s ten largest beer exporting countries pumped out 75% of the $13.4 billion worth of beer exported around …

Beer

Brosé and Whiskey: Flipping Gender Stereotypes

July 28, 2015

Recently, Uproot Wines, a young, hip winemaking company based in Napa, ran a widely seen ad on the web that caused a stir. The …

Gender

The 7 Best Rye Whiskies To Use In A Manhattan

@aleezabeeza July 28, 2015

So, here’s the thing about rye whiskey: it’s not terribly common for small brands to produce it. Rye has gained a …

New York City

CHEAT SHEET: World Whiskey, Scotch & Bourbon Guide

@VinePair July 28, 2015

Whiskey — with an e only in America and Japan — has been enjoying a decade-long resurgence in the US and around the world. From …

Whiskey

The Ultimate Wine And Beer Fueled Vacation Down The California Coast

A wine and beer fueled trip down the California coast.No West Coast vacation is more romanticized than a drive down California State Route 1, the …

Wine

Blue Wine: The Latest Addition To The Wine Color Spectrum

The wine world is full of choices – red or white, sparkling or still, refreshing rosé or spritzy vinho verde. Well now there’s one more: blue …

Wine

7 Cartoons That Explain What Your Cocktail Choice Says About You

@aleezabeeza July 26, 2015

Do you ever feel like when you order a drink at the bar, you’re being silently judged? Well, you probably aren’t, but if …

Drinking

The Insiders Guide To The Ultimate Sherry And Tapas Fueled Trip To Jerez, Spain

@TessRose211 July 24, 2015

Anyone who understands Sherry, whether a Sommelier, producer, or native Jerezano, will tell you that you can’t possibly …

Europe Travel

Why You'll Find The Best Cider in Normandy

July 23, 2015

The cider route in Normandy, France, is one of the last refuges for vacationers in search of a unique gourmet adventure uncluttered by …

Normandy

10 Strange and Unexpected Careers in the Booze Industry You Might Not Know About

Have dreams of joining the booze business but not a single clue about brewing or distilling? Not to worry—it takes a lot of hands on deck to get …

Beer

How ISIS Upended The Unspoken Rules That Governed Winemaking In Hezbollah's Heartland

July 20, 2015

When Lebanese winemaker Serge Hochar died last year in a swimming accident, Chateau Musar, the family-owned winery that he ran for most …

Lebanon

The Price Of A Beer At Every Major League Baseball Stadium In 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

@VinePair July 20, 2015

Heading to the ball park is the quintessential American summertime activity — whether with friends, family or both. A day or …

Baseball

A Groundbreaking Day at Ridge

Home Vineyards and Oenology A Groundbreaking Day at Ridge

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Friday was a good day, as they say. Why such a good day? Well, …

Zinfandel

Are You Genetically Programmed to Hate Hoppy Beer?

I’m always amazed that craft beer generates such polarizing opinions. No matter how many excited beer fans I meet, there are always a few people that …

Beer

China aims to become top wine producer with Ningxia region vineyards

When you think of wine, France, Italy and California likely come to mind, but in China, the world's fifth-largest consumer and producer, winemakers …

Wine

American Government Officials Toast To The Iran Deal With The Same Wine The Founding Fathers Drank

We know the Founding Fathers liked their wine, and it turns out our current government officials do as well. After signing the Iranian nuclear deal, …

Iran

Are You Not Really Muslim If You Drink?

July 17, 2015

This past June, I spent time working at an international youth writing workshop in Iowa. The students came from Russia, the US, and the …

Drinking

8 Beer Labels That Caused a Major Brew-haha

One of these bad boys even had George Lucas throwing down a lawsuit.

This week, in perhaps the most literal example of political nannying ever, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill that would have allowed "images of minors to grace alcoholic beverage labels as long as they didn't …

Beer

Eternal Summer Cocktail: Basil Piña Colada [RECIPE]

@beautifulbooze July 16, 2015

There’s no better time than summer to rediscover the power of piña coladas. A piña colada is perfection in a glass. As …

Recipes

Water & Vice: Producing Intoxicants in an Era of Extreme Drought - Facts So Romantic

California is thirsty. The state is in its fourth year of a drought that is especially severe, by any measure. For instance, an April 1 snowpack …

Drought

8 Wine T-Shirts That Read Your Mind

@jeff_licciard July 15, 2015

While there are many ways to showcase your love for wine, there is no better way to do it than wearing it for everyone to …

Wine