Whether you are swirling a glass with too much gusto, or exuberantly gesticulating at the dinner table, one thing is certain: Spilled red wine and white clothes do not mix. Laundry detergent companies know this and are cashing in on it with Tide To-Go stain sticks, Shout Wipes, and the like. But no one can […]
Updated on 2018-07-16
The number of breweries operating in the U.S. rose to an all-time high last year. The amount spent in the country on beer, too, experienced an increase — to a staggering $34 billion. Simply put, beer is America’s favorite alcoholic beverage. But not everyone likes beer, and it turns out there’s a scientific reason why.
Updated on 2018-07-13
Scottish beer company Tennent’s Lager yesterday toasted the arrival of President Donald Trump with a viral ad campaign offering U.K. customers “Tiny Cans for Tiny Hands.” The advert, set to the backdrop of an out-of-focus American flag, depicts a disproportionately small hand reaching for a 330-ml (roughly 11-oz) limited-edition can of Tennent’s lager. Its release […]
Mendoza and Malbec are two entirely different entities that, at times, feel like interchangeable synonyms. Granted, one is a red wine, and the other is the name of the region in which it’s famously produced; but each can be used as a single-word summary for one of the greatest oenological success stories of the past […]
Be honest. When offered the choice between an unknown indigenous varietal wine whose name you’ve never heard spoken aloud, and something more recognizable like, say, a Pinot Noir, how many of us take a walk on the wild side? And how many stick to what we know? (Given the sales and production data, smart money’s […]
Updated on 2018-07-10
In what feels like one of the most bizarre and ill-conceived product announcements of the year, hard-hitting Hulu drama The Handmaid’s Tale has just released a line of wines. As revealed by People on Tuesday morning, online wine marketplace Lot18 has partnered with MGM Television to offer a range to “celebrate” three of the show’s […]
Updated on 2018-07-09
Sacré bleu! Millions of bottles of ‘French’ rosé have been discovered to be fakes containing cheaper Spanish wine. As reported by the BBC, France’s consumer fraud agency confirmed the scandalous finding on Monday, following a two-year investigation into producers, importers, traders, and distributors. Up to 22% of the businesses audited by the agency in 2016, […]
Updated on 2018-07-06
Staggering around, unconscious, and “reeking of beer,” British seagulls are doing a fine impersonation of thirsty holidaymakers on England’s Southwest coast. Yet, the case of these drunken seagulls has left animal rescue workers mystified.
Updated on 2018-07-05
It should have been a relaxing Friday afternoon for Mark Hough, of Altadena, California. With the hot tub fired up, and a freshly-poured margarita, Hough was set to kick off the weekend in tranquil fashion. Before long, however, and having enjoyed little more than a sip of his margarita, Hough was interrupted by the unnerving […]