The States With the Most Distilleries in America in 2018 (Infographic)

The States With the Most Distilleries in America in 2018 (Infographic)

America is thirsty for craft spirits. There are more than 1,500 craft distilleries in the United States as of August 2017, up 20.8 percent from the year prior, according to the Craft Spirits Data Project, a joint venture from Park Street, American Craft Spirits Association, and IWSR. In late 2017, the Project shared its Annual […]

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What Makes a Wine Varietally Correct?

What Makes a Wine Varietally Correct?

Is there such a thing as a ”correct” way that wine should taste? A wine being ”varietally correct” means that the wine tastes the way a Merlot or a Chardonnay is supposed to taste. But who actually decides how a wine is supposed to taste in the first place?

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World’s Best Grandmother Goes Reverse Trick-or-Treating, Delivering Candy To Kids, Wine & Pizza To Adults

World’s Best Grandmother Goes Reverse Trick-or-Treating, Delivering Candy To Kids, Wine & Pizza To Adults

Young or old, when Halloween comes, dressing up and eating sweets knows no bounds. But when it comes to for trick-or-treating, age limits usually apply. Not for Mary Spaeth, a 91-year-old from Zion, Ill., who proved that there’s no such thing as being too old to trick or treat, especially when the trick is bringing […]

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Is Terroir Just French for BS?

Is Terroir Just French for BS?

Terroir has always been a term that’s been hard for people to understand, even those with sommelier certification. The term translates from French to mean ”a sense of place,” but what does that even mean? Is there really such a thing as terroir?

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Quiz: Do You Know Where The World’s Most Popular Spirits Come From?

Understanding the Differences Between Tequila and Mezcal (Infographic)

Understanding the Differences Between Tequila and Mezcal (Infographic)

Agave spirits are booming in the United States. Although distillers in modern-day Mexico have been making tequila and mezcal for millennia, America’s thirst for the stuff is relatively recent. Mezcal shipments to the U.S. reportedly quadrupled over the last five years, and the tequila category has grown by 121 percent since 2012. Both tequila and mezcal are made […]

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Here’s Why The Ingredients In Your Lager Matter

Here’s Why The Ingredients In Your Lager Matter

When Sixpoint Brewery of Brooklyn, N.Y. debuted its Alpenflo Helles-style lager this spring, they weren’t seeking to redefine the macro lager, but simply to offer an alternative: an authentic Bavarian Lager with legitimate ingredients, brewed stateside to be as fresh as possible for American audiences. “It was really important for us to honor the integrity […]

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