For a long time Champagne was the only ”good” sparkling wine that most Americans drank. Those days are long gone; today there’s a good chance you’ll see good Italian Proseccos and Spanish Cavas on wine lists and at your local wine shop. But what are the differences between these three popular sparklers? The chart below reveals the […]
American Barbecue is currently experiencing a renaissance. It’s one of America’s true indigenous cuisines, and just like America, there is a cornucopia of varying flavors and styles. Everyone has a favorite, but thanks to the popularity of ‘Que, these varying flavors have expanded well beyond the regions that have made them famous and you can […]
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, or just not wake up one day looking at a ’dad bod’ in the mirror, the eight cocktails below — and their many variations, often sold at chain restaurants and bars — are ones you definitely want to avoid. The culprit in most? Sweet, sugar-packed mixers.
Last spring the phrase ”Yes Way Rosé” (#yeswayrosé) seemingly exploded out of nowhere. By the end of the summer, the New York Post’s Page Six was hyperventilating over an imminent shortage of rosé in the Hamptons. Had an insatiable demand for rosé suddenly exploded out of nowhere, leading to a run on the pink booze bank? Yes and no. What […]
When we think of cocktails and beer and how healthy each class of drink is, many folks just assume that a few belly-bloating beers (popular light beers aside) would deliver more calories than a few cocktails. In truth that’s rarely the case. When you drink a spirit straight, or with a mixer like water or even […]
We love cocktails, a lot. And although the reemergence of cocktail culture means there are hundreds of great cocktail bars across the world whipping up new cocktails every night of the week, we still love the classics. But when a cocktail attains classic status, it’s often hard to remember how and where it originated in the first place. […]
Over the last decade whiskey has surged in popularity in America, reclaiming its traditional throne from vodka as America’s best selling spirit. This is because of both booming demand for whiskey — particularly bourbon and Irish whiskey — along with rising whiskey prices. Those rising prices, and a general shift toward pricier whiskeys among American drinkers, […]
We write about cocktails a lot here at VinePair, usually the kind made with spirits and sometimes even with wine. But you can make great cocktails with beer as well. There aren’t many well known beer cocktails, but there are some great ones, eight of which we’ve included the recipes for on the helpful infographic below. […]
If you’re a fan of spirits, it’s highly possible that you’ve had one or two that’ve been flavored before – even Fireball counts! – but did you know you could make your own version of cranberry-flavored vodka or jalapeño infused tequila?
When it comes to alcohol consumption the battle of the sexes has a clear ”winner” — and that would be the world’s 3.6 billion or so men. But as you look around the world, just how much more alcohol men drink than women varies quite a bit from country to country. At one end of […]