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The Easiest Mint Julep Recipe of All Time

The Easiest Mint Julep Recipe of All Time

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 […]

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The 7 Best Cocktails to Order at a Basic Wedding Bar

The 7 Best Cocktails to Order at a Basic Wedding Bar

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, […]

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The Queen Mother Drank a Lot More Than Any of us Thought

The Queen Mother Drank a Lot More Than Any of us Thought

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 […]

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The 7 Hotel Chains With the Best Bars

The 7 Hotel Chains With the Best Bars

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 […]

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Frost Devastates Champagne Vineyards For Second Year In a Row

Frost Devastates Champagne Vineyards For Second Year In a Row

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 […]

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