In 2014, the world’s ten largest beer exporting countries pumped out 75% of the $13.4 billion worth of beer exported around the world (roughly $10 billion). We took a close look at these ten countries, and each of their ten thirstiest customers. And when we say thirsty, we mean thirsty. The top ten export markets […]
Whiskey — with an e only in America and Japan — has been enjoying a decade-long resurgence in the U.S. and around the world. From the roaring growth of Irish whiskey, led by Jameson, to Johnnie Walker’s $5.3 billion haul in 2014, the world is drinking a whole lot whiskey. There’s never been a better time to […]
If you’re like us, when you travel to a new city, discovering the local drinking scene — bars, breweries and the occasional urban winery — are at the top of your to-do list. Those of us who’ve been lucky enough to hop around the globe know that prices of life’s staples beer can vary widely.
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, […]