With the Kentucky Derby fast approaching, Mint Julep season is just around the corner. These gorgeous, bourbon based drinks are heavily associated with the once a year horse racing event, as well as with southern cuisine as a whole. While they may look fancy and intricate, Mint Juleps are actually quite simple to make. In […]
When it comes to fortified wine, port is king. The wine’s flavor profile ranges all over the spectrum, going from syrupy sweet ruby styles to nutty, more oxidized examples. Believe it or not, port actually comes in a variety of colors, too, from white to coppery brown, to even brighter pinks and reds.
Here at VinePair, we love a good cocktail. The amount of speakeasies and craft-cocktail bars popping up all over the country make it a great time for cocktail aficionados to be alive. However, most of the time, those intricate, 10-ingredient, obscurely worded cocktails aren’t always an option at places where we drink the most. Take, […]
In world full of wine, some grapes just get all the love. While we definitely adore our classic regions and varietals, there are so many grapes and grape-growing areas of the world that tend to go unnoticed in the shadows of their more widely known counterparts. Understanding the world of wine can certainly be a […]
Spring is finally here and we’re gearing up to celebrate the most important women in our lives — our wonderful moms. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we decided to actually start planning ahead (for once!) to give our moms the best day yet. Between abundant sunshine, sensational spring weather, and the fact that […]
Updated on 2017-04-24.
The life of a Queen involves a serious amount of wine consumption, as you might imagine. But the Queen Mother took it to a whole ‘nother level. Major Colin Burgess was the Queen Mother’s ”fixer,” and he recalls her drinking habits in the Daily Mail: ”What was memorable was her fondness for red wine,” he writes, ”particularly […]
Let’s face it: There’s a lot of freakin’ wine on the market nowadays. New producers, wine regions, and winemaking styles are popping up left and right, and we’re loving every second of it. From the most sought-after bottles to the mass-produced, chemically manipulated stuff, there’s just more than ever before.
When it comes to consumerism, chains tend to get a bad rap. Cookie-cutter restaurants, widely known coffee shops, and chain fast-food establishments get a lot of flack. But when it comes to hotels, chains have some of the best bars around. And really, what’s better than cocktail-sipping in a swanky hotel lobby? We’ve rounded up […]
Updated on 2017-04-21.
As if severe frost damage in 2016 wasn’t enough to devastate Champenoise winemakers, the fatal flurries have returned yet again this year, wreaking havoc across the entire region, Decanter reports. Sub-zero overnight temperatures throughout the past week have caused damaging late-spring frosts to burden vineyards across the world’s most sought after sparkling wine region. According to […]