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 […]
Oxygen and wine have long been frenemies — just a small amount of oxygen helps a wine age and develop, but too much and a wine will quickly turn to vinegar. The cork is the bottle’s ultimate protector as a wine ages, letting just enough air in, while keeping most of it out.
While some NFL fans are known to be rowdier than others, no one ever took it upon themselves to quantify the levels of intoxication around the league…until now. We reached out to the folks at BACtrack — who make personal smartphone-linked breathalyzers — to investigate. They crunched the data over the first seven weeks of […]
Halloween is so close that it’s basically at the door already begging for candy. Yet, procrastination has taken over once again and now it’s time to decide whether you should go out to a bar and party this Halloween, or stay in and watch some spooky movies.
There was a time when imported beer was a novelty in America. That changed in the 1980s, with Heineken leading the way among brands positioning themselves as an upscale alternative to a domestic market that was basically nothing but watery macro brews. As craft beer began its relentless, still accelerating rise on the domestic side […]
While all types of alcohol have calories, the story is different when it comes to carbs. The range here is wide — all the way from absolutely no carbs, to a practical plate of pasta in your glass. By the way, if you’re interested in calories, check out our infographics of the calories in 50 […]
While most Americans rightfully associate Germany with its wonderful beer, you might be surprised to learn that the country is the world’s tenth largest producer of wine. Given how much wine Germany produces, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there’s much more to German wine than the sweet Rieslings (Blue Nun anyone?) American wine consumers often […]
At VinePair we always encourage you to drink what you like, and we certainly hope that you’re drinking what you’re drinking because you know, you actually like it – not just to get drunk. That said, we’ve all made poor decisions in our lives…and some of them have involved alcohol. All bad decisions have consequences, […]
When Federal Prohibition was rolled back in 1933, the majority of decisions on how to regulate alcohol were left to the states — including minimum drinking ages. By the end of the decade, all of the states had their laws on the books. Most opted to go with 21 — the age of ”majority” — […]