While nothing beats drinking wine, we are fond of more than a few wine-related activities: repurposing (our sizable pile of) leftover corks, recycling wine labels, reading about wine, and writing sentences about wine. We also love wine related art, including the six prints and paintings below. We think they would all look wonderful on our walls or […]
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Walk in to any “third-wave” coffee establishment, or even a mass market chain such as Starbucks, Peets or Nespresso, and you’re bound to encounter an overwhelming assortment of coffee varieties at all quality levels and price points. There are coffees labeled Single Varietal, Single Origin, Micro Lot, Small Batch and even Grand Cru.
For me, 1995 was a simpler time replete with relaxed-fit Structure jeans, Netscape Navigator, Boys II Men, and Applebee’s chicken wraps. I’m sure all of you managed to avoid those obvious pitfalls. It also happens to be the vintage of a bottle of Puligny Montrachet we ordered recently for a special occasion. From the first […]
Human beings have been drinking wine for thousands of years, leaving all manner of evidence behind. From literary and historical texts, to mythological and religious works, wine is ever-present on the page. Archeologists have unearthed wine-related objects all across the world, though most have been found around the Mediterranean. In the past 25 years, aided […]
Sparkling wine is wonderful to drink on its own, but it can be even more enjoyable as the main ingredient in a cocktail. The most important thing to remember when making a cocktail with sparkling wine as the base is that the key ingredient is good quality wine.
Chances are you’ve come across a few bottles of Francis Ford Coppola’s flagship Claret during your time as a wine drinker. For many it may be one of the first “nicer” wines you tried, picking up this bottle at your local supermarket when you wanted to bring something a little more expensive to a friend’s […]
As humans traveled across the world, so did wine, but some grapes are more prolific than others around the globe. Merlot seems to be everywhere, as do other grapes such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, so which grapes can be found in the most different places? Inspired by the Transit Maps Tumblr, we created the global transit […]
Here at VinePair, we’re always looking for interesting ways to recycle the remains from a night of drinking wine. And, as I noted in June, while I love the idea of being crafty, I rarely find the time to be as creative as I want to be. That said, a recent Etsy exploration may have […]
Although the term drinking game is synonymous with college activities such as beer pong, flip cup and the like, there was a time not long ago when a drinking game was a casual afternoon spent with friends, where drinking was (not so) merely incidental to the ‘athletic’ activities. Some people even believed that the drinking […]