Beaujolais has something for everyone. From light-hearted nouveau to somm-favorite cru, the French wine region produces a range of styles. Made from acidic and fruity Gamay, Beaujolais is lighter-bodied and lower-alcohol than most reds, and offers a (relatively) inexpensive alternative to similar styles from nearby Burgundy. From why it occasionally smells like bubblegum, to how much […]
Updated on 2018-11-15
While the suspects may have been masked, this was no ordinary apprehension for West Virginia’s Milton Police Department. On Monday, Nov. 12, Patrol Officer Scarberry and Sargeant Collins responded to reports of rabid raccoons causing a disturbance. With the assistance of neighborhood residents, the officers were able to catch one of the raccoons, which they […]
Updated on 2018-11-15
In October, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased us with plans for his very own Tesla-branded tequila, “Teslaquila.” After filing an application to trademark the name, the billionaire is facing a backlash from tequila producers.
Updated on 2018-11-14
In the age of instant-everything, cocktails, beer, and cider are about to receive a quick, Keurig-powered makeover. Drinkworks, a joint venture between the single-serving coffee machine maker, and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), yesterday announced a new pod-based drinks maker.
Called “the wine of kings, the king of wines” by Louis XIV, Hungary’s sweet Aszú wines from Tokaj are among the most celebrated in the world. But while Hungary’s most famous region is associated with these botrytized sweet wines, dry Tokaji, too, has firm roots in local tradition.
A sweetly simple mix of vodka, schnapps, cranberry juice, and O.J., the Sex on the Beach is an easy-drinking party starter. Yet behind its tropical facade lies uncertain origins. According to one version of the cocktail’s history, in 1987, an ominously named spirits company called National Distribution wanted to boost sales of its new product, […]
Updated on 2018-11-13
In a chain of tweets aimed at French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday morning, President Trump claimed France’s wine tariffs were “Not fair,” and “must change.” The thing is, France doesn’t even have its own wine tariffs, as it’s part of the European Union (E.U.). On Trade, France makes excellent wine, but so does the U.S. […]
Updated on 2018-11-09
The holiday season is fast-approaching and Smirnoff is helping you, and your Christmas tree, get lit this year with its newly-released vodka-filled ornaments. According to Delish, the oversized decorations are filled with Smirnoff’s gluten-free, triple distilled, No. 21 vodka.
Updated on 2018-11-07
Sixpoint, one of New York’s longest-running craft breweries, was today acquired by Artisanal Brewing Ventures (ABV), a holding company formed after the merger of Victory Brewing and Southern Tier Brewing in 2016. The acquisition was announced in an official press release, though the financial details of the deal are yet to be revealed.