Proud Texans will inform you that their state is bigger than all of France. Alaska, the largest state in America, is reportedly twice that size. Ours is a country of enormous geographic breadth and diversity, and so, unsurprisingly, drinking preferences vary by state. Using a BuzzFeed Community poll from March 2018, VinePair mapped what readers voted […]
It’s early on a Thursday morning in July and acclaimed bartender Lynnette Marrero is already at the airport in New York waiting for a flight to Miami for a cocktail consulting gig. Later this month she’ll head to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail.
New Orleans is home to some of the best cocktail bars (and cocktails) in the country, so it should come as no surprise that this Southern city is also home — for 16 years running — to Tales of the Cocktail, touted as one of the world’s premiere cocktail festivals that highlights what’s now, next, […]
Beer is a four-season sport, but certain brews are best suited to summer months. Crisp lagers quench your thirst, sours and IPAs cut through the heat, and pale ales are as bright and beautiful as a summer Friday. For our annual ranking of the year’s best summer beers, VinePair polled a panel of industry experts.
Cold-brew coffee gets its name from a process that, unlike hot coffee, requires advance planning. Fortunately, the actual effort is minimal, and the rewards enormous. By infusing water with whole beans over an extended period of time, your coffee is rich, smooth, and notably lower in acidity. We created a visualization of our ultimate cold-brew […]
“The art of brewing beer and smoking meats are both time-honored traditions,” Doug Psaltis, chef-partner of Bub City and co-founder of Chicago’s annual Windy City Smokeout festival, says. We agree completely. Barbecue is among America’s proudest contributions to the global culinary canon, in summer and always. That’s why we’ve compiled perfect beer pairings for 12 […]
Alsace (say it with us: ah-ZAHS) is a predominantly white wine region in the Rhine River Valley in northeastern France, with Germany and Switzerland for neighbors. Throughout this 10-mile-wide, 80-mile-long strip you’ll find aromatic whites at the ready, including the fab five: your dry Riesling, spicy Gewurztraminer, the always easy-to-drink Pinot Blanc, earthy Pinot Gris, […]
Pairing food with wine can be daunting. On the one hand, there’s science. Those who take that route will pore over acid matches and all that. But in the simplest terms, the best way to pair foods and wines is to remember one helpful rhyme: what grows together goes together. Translation? Eat foods grown and […]