You can find just about any item on Etsy, and then find other (older, cooler, cheaper) versions of it. If you’re a cocktail geek, there are literally thousands of reasons to head over to the online collection of small business venders – in the forms of classy cocktail shakers, unique glassware, and oh so much more. […]
Wine, Beer And Spirits Articles
On a warm night this past week, 40 VinePair readers gathered at our offices for our most highly anticipated tasting panel yet – Rosé. Over the past few years Rosé has become more popular than ever and it seems everyone has pink wine in their glass when the weather starts to warm.
Like beer, spirits have a wide range of tastes and aromas. Lots of things contribute to the flavor profile of a liquor: its ingredients, how it’s aged and what it’s aged in, how many rounds of distillation it’s gone through, where it’s made, plus certain x factors we can’t quite put our finger on. Even […]
Patriotism has taken many forms throughout the years. During World War II, a generation of women saluted America by keeping the economy functioning during a time of battle. These awesome ladies famously traded their aprons and housedresses for bandanas and coveralls, answering the government’s campaign to fill thousands of jobs left by drafted men.
Independence Day is just around the corner, and while celebrating with baseball and a barbecue is nice, this July 4th, step up your Amerigame by engaging in the United State’s real favorite pastime: drinking! You can crack open a six-pack of session beers, whip up some frozen wine desserts, or try your hand at one of these […]
Come with me to the center of Italy. To a place that once stretched from the eastern Tiber river all the way up to the Po Valley, but today is the fourth smallest region of the Apennine peninsula. A place named after the Greek word Ombrikoi, which means rainy, that is decorated with ancient villages […]
Summer is the time of year when we consume rum with abandon. From rum and coke to piña coladas, rum is definitely a key ingredient to the season. But while lots of summer cocktails include this delicious spirit, there is a whole different side to rum that you’re missing out on if you’re just consuming […]
Wine, not only delicious, but also good for you. If you’re a wine lover, you probably need minimal excuses to open a bottle, but the fact that the contents inside that bottle are good for your health when consumed in moderation is one of the best legitimate excuses you could have. Who doesn’t want to […]
You’re all set and excited to open a bottle of wine, but when you pull the cork you find that the side that was inside the bottle is covered in little red or white crystals. Immediately you begin to wonder if this means there’s something wrong with the bottle that until five seconds ago you […]
For a bottle of sparkling wine to be labeled Champagne, it has to be made in Champagne, France and produced using the méthode champenoise. If that bottle is produced using the exact same method, anywhere else, it must carry a different name. The production method itself must even be referred to differently, méthode tranditionalle being […]