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#Lifehack: Make These 7 Awesome Cocktails On A Plane

@VinePair May 29, 2015

It’s been unanimously decided: flying is the worst. It seems like it’s an activity that was designed for getting drunk. There’s …

Drinking

The Wrath of Grapes

In the steep hills of Central California near Lompoc, on a slope that runs along Santa Rosa Road, two vineyards lie side by side. To all appearances, the Sea Smoke and Wenzlau properties occupy one continuous parcel of land. The vines are indistinguishable; they grow in the same soil and get the …

Wine

Throwback Cocktail: Mango & Strawberry Gin Slush [Recipe]

@beautifulbooze May 28, 2015

It’s getting to be that time of year where we have to work hard to beat the heat, and what better way to do so than with …

Mixology

17 Beautiful & Quirky Corkscrews

@VinePair May 28, 2015

Are you still using the same corkscrew you’ve had since college? Maybe you haven’t graduated from the $3.00 purchase you made …

Wine

Tenuta Delle Terre Nere 2013 - A Great Light Red To Beat The Heat

@adamteeter May 28, 2015

I love red wine, but in the heat of the summer it’s a rarity for me to find myself walking through New York’s humidity …

Wine

French bartender sentenced after customer drinks 56 shots and dies

A French bartender has received a suspended jail sentence after he was convicted of manslaughter for letting a man down 56 shots during a drinking contest that led to his death.

Renaud Prudhomme, 56, broke the in-house shots record last October at Starter, a bar in the central French town of …

Drinking

7 Of The Most Beautiful Animal-Themed Craft Beer Labels

@aleezabeeza May 27, 2015

Wine labels – though predictable to a degree – can sometimes be wacky. But craft beer labels put them to shame. From aliens …

Beer

Inside the Loneliest Five-Star Restaurant in the World

Life in the kitchen is never easy—being a chef is a profession that involves an incredible amount of precision, creativity, and the ability to keep your cool in this uniquely stressful environment, even in the best of conditions. In a place like Antarctica’s Concordia Station, one of the most …

Cooking

How To Decode An American Wine Label [Infographic]

@VinePair May 27, 2015

Wine labels have a huge range: they can be starkly simple to elegant to fanciful. However, if your wine is being made in the …

Foodies

Does Beer Spoil?

@aleezabeeza May 26, 2015

If you’ve gotten overambitious while preparing for a party, you might have had your fair share of leftover beer the next …

Drinking

Bitter Feud Erupts Over Hungary's Sweetest Wine - World

Hungarians take special pride in their Tokaji, a dessert wine made of grapes grown in the country’s northeast region. The nectar has even made it …

Foodies

The world's best in-flight wine?

Le Rosbif Writes: A Rhône Valley wine has just been named the finest served in the skies. Anthony Peregrine braves a broken foot to sample it

The concrete steps down to the Rhône Valley wine cellar were steep, but manageable. Tannic aromas of wine maturing in barrels monopolised the air. “It’s OK …

Foodies

Scoff if you will, but there’s a reason behind all those wine-snob rituals

Wine lovers develop certain habits that in polite company might seem strange. Those customs and rituals are part of wine appreciation. They are also easy to ridicule, and to the uninitiated they become the basis of wine snobbery. Yet they (almost always) serve a role in enhancing our enjoyment of …

Wine

The Oldest Brewery in Every State in America (and DC)

Our nation's oldest breweries seemingly either started in the 1800s... or the 1980s. Due to that public nuisance known as Prohibition, very few …

Cool Stuff

The Wildness That Courses Through Languedoc Reds

There’s a 400 lb monster that rustles through the garrigues of the Languedoc, a snarling, horned beast with an appetite for grapes.

It can destroy an …

Jancis Robinson

The 10 Best Vodkas For Making A Bloody Mary

@aleezabeeza May 26, 2015

While we’ve established that hair of the dog isn’t really a legitimate hangover cure, that doesn’t mean indulging in a …

Drinking

8 Antipasti & Wine Pairings Made In Heaven

@aleezabeeza May 26, 2015

Antipasti, small bites at the beginning of the meal, are perfect for pairing with wine. Pairing wine and antipasti is …

Wine

Green-Bottled Beer Smells Like Skunk, So Why Do Companies Keep Producing It?

@aleezabeeza May 24, 2015

Have you ever been driving and thought you passed a skunk, only to realize that smell was actually coming from the 6-pack of …

Beer

The Wine-Dark Sea of Regulation

On May 27, our Napa Valley winery will pull eight cases of Cabernet Sauvignon out of Charleston Harbor in South Carolina. We placed them there six months ago, protected from the elements, following similar experiments in the past two years. The cold water and the tides seem to expedite the aging …

Foodies

Make The Overall Company's Boozy Sangria Popsicles [Recipe]

@adamteeter May 22, 2015

A few years ago during a visit to the South, I found myself in downtown Opelika, Alabama in search of something that is truly …

Recipes

Staycation Cocktail: Blackberry Mojito [Recipe]

@beautifulbooze May 21, 2015

Memorial day weekend is coming up, and so is the comforting warmth of summer. Here in Seattle, the amazing weather has …

Recipes

A Pinot Noir

In the early morning hours last Christmas Day, the wine cellar door at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry was pried open with a crowbar. The Napa Valley …

Wine

7 Maps & Charts That Explain The Incredible Rise Of Rosé In America

@joshtext May 21, 2015

Last spring the phrase “Yes Way Rosé” (#yeswayrosé) seemingly exploded out of nowhere. By the end of the summer, the New York

Maps

10 Shades Of Rosé

@VinePair May 21, 2015

America loves rosé. Exports of the pretty pink wine from Provence to the U.S. spiked 29% in volume from October 2013 to October …

Rosé

6 Ways To Tell Your Wine Bar Isn't A Wine Bar

@aleezabeeza May 18, 2015

It’s a great time to be a wine explorer: there are more styles to try than we know what to do with, wine snobbery is fading, …

Wine

13 Sexist Beer Ads Show How Little Has Changed Since The 1950s

@VinePair May 11, 2015

Last week we took a look at the way “chick drinks” are marketed to women, spurred on by the this-cannot-be-real-but-it-is …

Beer

8 Surprisingly Healthy Cocktail Recipes: INFOGRAPHIC

@VinePair May 20, 2015

When we think of cocktails and beer and how healthy each class of drink is, many folks just assume that a few belly-bloating …

Drinking

Casillero Del Diablo Manchester United Legendary Collection Review

A match made in…

90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Chile. The wine is aged for 14 months in medium toast French and …

Manchester United FC

“Block 49 standing proud on the hillside here @biennacido #syrah #smvwinecountry #santabarbara”

Syrah