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 […]
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.
The first recorded patent for a corkscrew was filed by Samuel Henshall, in England, in 1795. Henshall’s design was of the simple ”twist and pull” variety. Since then wine drinkers have seen countless innovations, from prongs and hinges to medical-grade needles. Our infographic breaks down what you need to know about popular wine bottle openers.
Let’s face it, giving the perfect gift during the holidays is tough. You want to make sure the person receiving the gift will enjoy it, and you also want to enjoy giving it. Our solution: give wine. If you’re lucky, you may even get to partake in the consumption. Even better, this infographic helps you […]
Craft beer consumption in America is booming, but as we recently pointed out, a lot of that growth is concentrated in just a handful of states. That got us wondering how much craft beer is being drunk in some of the industry’s ’meccas’ like Portland and San Diego.
France’s largest Champagne houses are famous throughout the world. As most are hundreds of years old, their first fans were typically European royalty. Today they’re consumed wherever people are celebrating — New Year’s Eve, brunch, or just because. While many people have a favorite Champagne, they don’t know what differentiates the leading labels from each other. […]
Let’s face it, America loves pie, and we really love it on Thanksgiving. The meal just wouldn’t be complete without a cornucopia of pies on which to gorge ourselves. And you know what else America loves? Wine. Thankfully, the two go very well together. Here is the perfect wine pairing for 11 of America’s favorite […]