In 1992, imports of Australian wine accounted for only around 3% of all imported wine to the United States, with Italy and France continuing to hold a tight grip on the market at 30% and 50% respectively. Wine from Australia was a relative novelty. Collectors knew of the country’s top-tier wines, but besides this, little […]
Over 10 million people are watching “Downton Abbey” in its fifth season, according to Nielsen, a record high for PBS and the period drama – yep, America is officially obsessed with this British upper-class family. It’s safe to say we’re pretty obsessed with the Crawley family here at VinePair as well.
If you grew up in the U.S. in the eighties and nineties, chances are you only came in contact with Bartenura Moscato if you also happened to live in a Jewish household. For many American Jews, Bartenura was that sweet kosher wine in the blue bottle that would often make an appearance at holiday gatherings […]
No other people have had a more dominant impact on the modern wine world than the British, but to understand how an island nation who couldn’t grow decent wine influenced how we all drink, you have to first look back to the country’s time under Roman rule. By 43 AD, when Rome conquered Britain, the Empire […]
Drop in on any party or bar in the late ‘90s and early aughts and chances are a majority of people would be holding a martini glass filled with a bright pink liquid they would unashamedly be sipping on called a Cosmopolitan.
Walk into a wine shop and chances are you’ll encounter shelf talkers and displays touting the ratings of the wines in front of you.
The idea was simple enough when it first began, Matt Baldassano wanted to make some wine at his apartment in Manhattan to carry on the tradition of his grandfather, and maybe meet a girl or two in the process.
In the years leading up to Prohibition, the largest winery in the world sprawled across a 47-acre campus, perched upon the San Francisco Bay. Its name was Winehaven. At its peak capacity the winery and its warehouses could hold 12 million gallons of wine, which were distributed by sea from an 1,800 foot wharf, and […]
Walk in to any “third-wave” coffee establishment, or even a mass market chain such as Starbucks, Peets or Nespresso, and you’re bound to encounter an overwhelming assortment of coffee varieties at all quality levels and price points. There are coffees labeled Single Varietal, Single Origin, Micro Lot, Small Batch and even Grand Cru.