Sometimes, even great bars are dead. It’s a holiday, maybe. Or there was an epic snowstorm. Or everyone in town is embracing Whole 30, Dry January, or something similarly unpleasant. We were curious how bartenders pass those hours, so we asked 10 bar professionals across the country: What do you do when there’s no one […]
You may not know it, but we’re in a bleek time of year for restaurant workers and owners alike. The post-holiday doldrums are a longstanding industry tradition, but the rising influence of quasi-healthy trends like Dry January have continued to erode what were already limited numbers of diners and drinkers in the first quarter of […]
The National Institutes of Health released a report analyzing drinking trends by state, and the results are illuminating. VinePair breaks it down by each state’s overall and per capita wine consumption. Californians drink the most wine overall. This is unsurprising, seeing as how California’s population of 39 million thirsty residents is nearly 70 times larger than […]
The holidays are now behind us, and while it may become Dry January for some of us, most of us will continue to imbibe responsibly. Already, upcoming imbibing occasions include the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day, not to mention the other excuses many will find between now and then.
As one of the year’s biggest nights for bubbly approaches, we have just one question: What are the pros drinking? We polled sommeliers and wine professionals across the country to find out their favorite celebratory bottles and late-night pours for New Year’s Eve. Large-format Champagne from the region’s top houses? Check. Beloved farmer fizz? Of […]
With multi-platinum fans and skyrocketing sales, Rémy Martin is, in many circles, synonymous with luxury. The 1724 company set the standard for VSOP Cognacs worldwide, and has seen its fair share of 20th-century corporatization. It has a curious connection to college basketball, too, and a far-reaching family tree. Want to learn more? Here are nine […]
Passion and drinking are a timelessly alluring combination. And nowhere do those twin temptations meet to better effect than in Sicily. Maybe it’s the hot tension of the very much active Mount Etna, on whose fertile slopes grow centuries-old vines. Or maybe the secret lies in its delicious isolation — not quite Europe, not Africa.
As we raise glasses and turn gazes toward 2019, everyone at VinePair HQ is debating what we will see, think, and drink in the coming year. Will the bar industry successfully take on sustainability? Can craft beer weather a volatile economic forecast? How will somms stay relevant on and off the floor? We’re calling it: […]