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 […]
America’s top 50 craft breweries for 2014 have been revealed and the results are fascinating. Explore our map of all the ranking breweries (including 2013 ranks for comparison) — and then read our favorite facts and findings below. The Brewers Association, who collect this data every year, offered us some insights into the big changes to […]
A wine’s body is one of the biggest clues to help you decide if an unfamiliar grape variety (or region) might be just what you’re looking to drink. Our handy red wine body guide categorizes from light to heavy, over two dozen popular varieties and regions (as wines from the Old World are typically labeled).
When looking over an unfamiliar wine list or browsing the aisles of a shop, trying to find a wine that is as sweet or dry as you like can often be difficult. The grape variety itself is one you may not haven’t encountered before. The wine may also be from the Old World, with a […]