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 […]
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 […]