France produces a lot of wine — millions and millions of tons of grapes are harvested every year — which makes them the second largest producer in the world, behind only Italy (things change year to year and depending on the measurement you use). No matter how you count it up, that’s a lot of grapes, which need to […]
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“Yes, a bunch of San Francisco engineers went to learn from an industry that, at its heart, is built on purists proudly allergic to technology.” — Christine Lagorio-Chafkin for Inc. Before helping to start VinePair, I spent five years at a mobile messaging startup. I’ve left the world of mobile, but I still follow it […]
We love to drink wine with friends, as we’ve written about several times here on the site, and one of the best excuses to drink with others is at wine tastings and events. Tastings aren’t just a great excuse to socialize with others, they’re also a great opportunity to learn in a non-pretentious environment.
Did you know that every state charges excise taxes on wine, spirits and beer? If not, here are three maps that show how widely those taxes can vary, both state to state, and on the three different classes of alcoholic beverages within a particular state.
Earlier today we looked at the countries who drank the most American wine in 2013. Now we turn our attention to beer! Let’s compare and contrast the stats: The UK was the top wine importer of American wine in 2013. It ranked as the 10th highest beer importer. While the British don’t grow much wine […]
The other day we looked at a heatmap that ranked America’s 9000+ wineries. If you missed it, check it out — and don’t forget to scroll below the map to see our favorite wines from the ten states with the most wineries in the nation. While it was no surprise that California has the most […]
A few days ago we published some expert advice on ordering wine on a first date from Dan Amatuzzi, who serves as Wine & Beverage Director at NYC’s Eataly. The advice proved pretty popular (and useful in securing some second dates we’ve heard!). To help spread the word, and assist daters around the globe, we […]
More great news for wine drinkers! In a recent study conducted by researchers from Brock University and McMaster University in Ontario, it was found that both red and white wines halted the spread of lung cancer. And if you happen to have a preference for red wine, there is even more to be happy about, […]
As we’ve shown in the past there’s all sorts of interesting data related to the wine business available on the web. A lot of the data can be difficult to understand out of context, which is why we occasionally like to chart a set ourselves and explain what’s going on. When we came across a […]