Why Is Oktoberfest Held in September?

Why Is Oktoberfest Held in September?

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 […]

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Thirst Impressions: What Your Favorite Cocktail Secretly Says About You

Thirst Impressions: What Your Favorite Cocktail Secretly Says About You

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? […]

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MAP: What Country Drinks the Most Alcohol?

MAP: What Country Drinks the Most Alcohol?

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 […]

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A Complete Introduction to the Wines of Chile: MAP

A Complete Introduction to the Wines of Chile: MAP

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.

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Seven Industry Leaders Tell Us Why BevCon Is the Country’s Most Exciting Beverage Event

Seven Industry Leaders Tell Us Why BevCon Is the Country’s Most Exciting Beverage Event

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 […]

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The Flavors in the 10 Most Popular Wines, Visualized (Infographic)

The Flavors in the 10 Most Popular Wines, Visualized (Infographic)

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 […]

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