The Backstreet Boys, The Notebook, and the 2017 Academy Awards could have been a lot different. Ryan Gosling was originally asked to be a member of the ‘90s boy band but turned it down. Gosling used to live next door to Backstreet Boys bad boy AJ McLean when they were teenagers.
Updated on 2017-04-27.
Move over Two Buck Chuck, there’s a new Trader Joe’s wine in town and it might be just enough to dethrone the reigning king of cheap wine. Introducing Trader Joe’s new Simpler Wines Italian Sparkling Wine, which sells for $3.99 for a four-pack of cans. The wine (or “Italian vino frizzante,” as TJ’s puts it), […]
Updated on 2017-04-27.
Heineken recently gave a master class in how companies can join the conversation on both sides of a divided population — and the company did it just weeks after Pepsi fell on its face with a Kendall Jenner commercial heavy on maligned appropriation. In a video called ”Worlds Apart,” Heineken brought together people with opposing […]
In Modjadjiskloof, South Africa, a 72 feet tall, 155 wide, 1,700-year-old baobab tree sat in the middle of a field. The size and age brought in tourists from far and wide. But the real reason for the thousands of tourists who traveled to the region was inside: a 15-person full bar. The tree, called the […]
Perhaps you feel excited when you think about chocolate. Perhaps you feel really excited. No matter how you feel, though, your brain calms down with every whiff of chocolate. British psychologist Neil Martin from Middlesex University in Enfield found this dichotomy of feels and thoughts in 1996. He sat 60 people down in a “low-odour room,” […]
I’m sitting alone at the end of the upstairs bar of a Chili’s in New Jersey. It’s 7:30 p.m., and I came to taste every single one of the 12 Margaritas on the menu. Before I leave, I’ll have consumed at least 1,200 calories in drinks alone and made friends with the best bartender I […]
On June 23, 2014, Louis Salgar was shot to death in his Miami home during a home invasion. He was a musician, photographer, and an up-and-coming bartender in the trendy Wynwood district of Miami. After his death, friends described him as a major influence in the cocktail community, and as the type of person who […]
Edinburgh, Scotland, is a city balanced on the precipice of tradition and modernity whether you’re talking about the city’s culture, its architecture, or its bars. For the latter, modernity means a shift away from beer bars and pubs and toward a cocktail revolution. VinePair spent five days in the city with the people and bartenders who […]
Bruce Masters has a hell of a habit and a taste for travel. Masters holds the world record for the must pubs and drinking establishments ever visited: 46,495 to be exact, between the years of 1960 and 2014. To put that number in perspective, there were only 52,750 pubs in the United Kingdom (where Masters […]