As any polyglot or polite traveler will tell you, it’s helpful to learn a few phrases in a local language whenever and wherever you roam. ”Hello,” for example.
What’s in a name? This question may or may not reverberate among the 7.2 million revelers heading to Munich’s Oktoberfest in mid-September. This year the festivities start on September 14, more than two weeks before month’s end. Oktoberfest ends early the following month, on October 6. What gives? Why is the majority of Oktoberfest held in […]
We humans are a judgmental bunch. According to a study by the Association for Psychological Science, most of us form lasting impressions in less than a second of meeting someone new. What, then, do friends, strangers, and bartenders think when we sidle up to the bar? Are our favorite drinks windows into our very souls? […]
How big is Big Beer, exactly? It’s a $350 billion business in America, according to figures compiled by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association. To get a sense of what America is drinking, we analyzed domestic shipping volume data from Beer Marketer’s Insights via 247WallSt.com.
Updated on 2018-08-23
With the royal wedding behind us in the ancient past, we, the internet are turning our attention to our other favorite couple: Michael James Schneider and his boxed wine boyfriend, Franz. Or rather, fiancé, Franz. Remember when that Portland artist made a boyfriend out of boxed wine boxes after a rough breakup (with a human […]
It might sometimes feel like you are the only one in your neighborhood with empty bottles or beer cans on recycling day. If you live in Moldova or Belarus, however, that’s actually pretty unlikely. Those two countries drink the most alcohol per capita worldwide, according to data collected by the Global Information System on Alcohol […]
Chile is one of the most unique countries in the world for making wine thanks to the diversity of its geography. Its sprawling coastline, rolling plains, mountainous regions, and glaciers that border its southern tip make Chile one of the most interesting places to make red, white, rosé, and even sparkling wine in the world.
BevCon is a beverage conference like no other. In only two years, BevCon has quickly become one of the country’s most exciting and inspiring, industry only, beverage events. Professional bartenders, sommeliers, buyers, beverage makers, distributors, importers, media, marketing, public relations professionals, and other related companies all gather in an intimate setting to learn from one another, share […]
There are thousands of primary wine grape varieties grown worldwide. To help navigate this vast landscape, we visualized the flavors in 10 of the most widely planted wines. Age and origin affect the flavors and character of every variety. Pinot Noir from Burgundy, for example, is generally characterized by earthy acidity, whereas California Pinot Noir […]