Ask Adam: What Puts Weight on the Fastest: Wine, Beer, or Cocktails?

Ask Adam: What Puts Weight on the Fastest: Wine, Beer, or Cocktails?

Send all questions to: advice@vinepair.com If I’m trying to lose weight in January, should I drink wine, beer, or a cocktail? If you’re trying to lose weight, the main thing you should do is drink in moderation. If you’re able to accomplish that, then as long as you avoid sugary drinks (i.e., no cocktails or sangria) […]

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Dirt Candy’s Lauren Friel Shares Her Secrets to Pairing Wine With Vegetables

Dirt Candy’s Lauren Friel Shares Her Secrets to Pairing Wine With Vegetables

There’s a myth in the American wine world that needs to be put to bed. The idea is that pairing wine with vegetarian food is nearly impossible, especially when it comes to flavorful veggies like asparagus and artichokes. Not so, says Lauren Friel, wine director of Dirt Candy in New York City. In fact, pairing […]

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Chain Restaurants Are Now Removing Macro Beer From Their Taps

Chain Restaurants Are Now Removing Macro Beer From Their Taps

The backlash against macro-owned craft beer shows no signs of slowing down. Now, thanks to the Brewers Association’s efforts, many restaurants are choosing to stop selling beers that don’t fit BA’s definition of craft. (Namely: a small, traditional brewery that is at least 75 percent independently owned.) This week, The Washington Post reported Washington, D.C. […]

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Smoky Bars Are Garbage and Ruin Drinking

Smoky Bars Are Garbage and Ruin Drinking

During the holidays many of us will journey to far-flung hometowns to share meals with our families, and drink regrettable Jack-and-Cokes with our high-school classmates at townie dives. If, like me, you hail from one of the 14 states that still permit smoking in bars (real cigarettes, not those undetectable Juuls), you’ll need to accommodate […]

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