It’s 7 p.m. on a cold Monday night in December and I’m deeply skeptical. I’m in a swanky Upper East Side apartment with one of those elevators that opens right into a private residence. The scent of expensive perfume lingers in the air. A room full of impeccably clad wine professionals stand gathered around a […]
December is usually a pretty dead period for the music industry. Every blog and magazine has already released its ”Best of the Year” list. The airwaves are filled with the constant crooning of Christmas music to the exclusion of anything else. And holiday parties leave label employees hung over until January.
“I found a picture from 10 years ago, back in college, and I had a fifth of Hennessy V.S. in my hand,” said Kevin Madden, Möet Hennessy USA’s Associate Manager of Multicultural Marketing, when asked about his first experience with cognac.
It’s qualified as something “only hardcore Janis Joplin fans know,” according to The Society of Rock (a society we clearly don’t wanna mess with), but it doesn’t take a lot of digging to uncover the—possibly apocryphal—story of Janis Joplin, her SoCo buzz, and the free lynx fur coat. Which, yeah, as we write that down sounds […]
Whenever the weekend rolls around, there’s that one question that nags at you to the point of tedium: do you go out or stay in? Let’s assume you’ve answered the question. It’s one of those weekends you’re going to force yourself to go out, to engage the public in some protracted, possibly intoxicated gesture of […]
You may not have heard it in…well, an extremely long time, but you still probably remember a few things about the song “Tequila.” Number one, it has exactly one lyric, repeated three times.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day weekend, and nobody’s gonna let you forget it. Whether it’s a store filled with red foil-wrapped heart shaped everything or ads that shame us into ill-advised last-minute jewelry purchases, we’re all in store for a final 48 hours of schmaltzy sensory assault. The biggest casualties of the assault aren’t our eyes, […]
The twelve days of Christmas has begun, and what better way to reel in the season than a playlist of our office’s favorite holiday tunes? But in classic VinePair fashion, we can’t just listen to music. Oh no, we have to match it perfectly with a wine, because a splash of vino makes everything just […]
With summer imminently approaching, we thought sharing a drink with Kerry Black, co-founder of entertainment group Superfly and creator of top-notch music festivals, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, seemed appropriate. ‘Roo kicks off in Manchester, TN on June 11th with headliners, Billy Joel, Kendrick Lamar, and Florence and the Machine. Bonnaroo’s more refined west coast sister, […]