When looking over an unfamiliar wine list or browsing the aisles of a shop, trying to find a wine that is as sweet or dry as you like can often be difficult. The grape variety itself is one you may not haven’t encountered before. The wine may also be from the Old World, with a […]
What happens when St. Patrick’s day falls on a weekday? When it’s a weekend, you know where people are headed, but after a long day of work, were people across the country really heading out to the bar for their requisite Guinness or were they heading to each other’s homes instead? It turns out, many […]
After publishing our guide to America’s most popular beers, many people asked us to take a look at the rest of the world. Our curiosity piqued, we set out to find every country in the world’s most popular beer. The map below brings together dozens of sources, from research reports to corporate filings, to reveal […]
When it comes to Argentinian wine most people are familiar with Malbec, which the country has adopted as its national grape. There’s a whole lot more to Argentina than Malbec though, starting with Bonarda, a grape that is often used for blending, but is starting to show up on American shelves as a varietal wine.
In the last few years, we’ve seen the world’s largest brewers introduce beers with fewer and fewer calories. The point of these beers — which pack very little alcohol — isn’t to create a delicious brew, but to save you some calories while you’re drinking.
Cold weather is always the best weather for soup. Not only is it delicious, but it often feels like if it weren’t for soup on some of the coldest days, we’d never be able to get completely warm. But what about on those days when it’s just so cold that even a huge bowl of […]
Big Beer is a big business in America. Total annual sales stand around $100 billion. Craft Beers, as defined by the Brewer’s Association, are booming, yet still only account for around 15% of the beer sold in America. On a volume basis, craft beer’s share of the market is about half of that, due to […]
Who makes your beer? It would seem like this should be an easy question to answer, but for dozens of popular American beers that simple fact is hard to find. In some cases the company that makes a beer and where it is brewed is obscured on purpose, but most of the time this information just gets […]
As American consumers we’re perhaps more familiar with France’s wines than those of any other country. This is changing, as exports from around the world arrive on American shelves, and of course as American wine continues its decades-long evolution in quality and variety. For many of us French wine means Bordeaux, Burgundy, and of course […]