Cheese is one of the most magical and delicious creations to ever grace this earth. Not only is it incredible on its own, when combined with wine, it’s orgasmic. And nowhere produces more delicious, iconic cheese than France. So here’s your official guide to the cheeses of France. Get to know them, dig in, and […]
When it comes to tequila, the United States appears to be a nation divided (you should see our whiskey preferences). Consumption per capita, from state to state (and D.C.) varies tremendously. The states that enjoy their tequila — largely concentrated out west — drink anywhere from 2 to 5 times as much, per capita, as […]
As French wine labels go, Champagne bottles aren’t particularly confusing, though they do have a language that is all their own. Before we even begin, we’ll stress that that if a bottle of sparkling wine doesn’t clearly say Champagne on the label, then you’re dealing with some other (perhaps delicious) bottle of bubbly. If you’re looking […]
Across the globe, there is no country with food and wine that’s more romanticized and sought after than Italy. It’s a place where good food and delicious wine is available at every turn, and taken seriously by the people who make it and those who consume it. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that each region’s quintessential […]
America has a thirst for Irish whiskey. The Irish even spell whiskey like we do, with an e. Over the past half decade, imports of Irish Whiskey have soared, largely driven by Jameson’s success at convincing America that if you’re going to order a shot of (non-American) whiskey at the bar, it should be Jameson.
Over the last decade, the broader wine world has shed a good bit of its elitism, an act that many have referred to as a democratization of wine. Champagne is different. Champagne is about luxury, both aspirational and far-beyond.
Two trends have defined beer brewing and consumption in America over the past decade: craft beer’s relentless growth, and ”macro” beer’s slow decline. While craft beer is booming, the sector is still relatively small enough that its own growth (in volume, dollar sales, and the likely unsustainable growth of the number of operating breweries) isn’t enough to reverse […]
Politics and alcohol have always gone hand-in-hand. Washington loved his beer, Jefferson was a wino, and Lincoln owned his own bar. Even today, we’re extremely loyal to our drinks, and it turns out, our loyalty to a certain whiskey has a lot to do with the political party we’ll probably support. GuestMetrics, a company that […]
When it comes to whisk(e)y consumption, a handful of countries sip more than their fair share of the global glass. India alone drinks more than half the whiskey sold around the world every year, owing of course to its large population. In fact, many of the top whiskey brands are produced in India.