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, […]
If you have an Instagram account, you already know edible flowers are having a moment. Twee pansies float on top of every other coupe to add interest and color, especially during the spring and summer. But the most creative bartenders and herbalists know these beauties really bloom in the glass, not just on top of […]
Email questions to Adam at: advice@VinePair.com Why Do Wine Glasses Have Stems? This is a great question that most people actually don’t know the answer to, so I’m really glad you asked it! The stem of a wine glass isn’t there simply to make the glass look prettier or make it easier to break. Instead, […]
Vodka has a split personality. It alienates many self-proclaimed cocktail aficionados, who regard it and its fans as “either boring or troublesome,” according to one industry poll. The worst offenders are, of course, flavored vodkas that have been artificially altered to taste like whipped cream or bananas. Consumers, on the other hand, like vodka. A […]
In an era rife with rainbow bagels and unicorn foods, “butterfly pea flower” sounds like a made-up ingredient. It is, however, a very real plant that hails from equatorial Thailand and Malaysia. In nature butterfly pea flowers are royal blue, like a Mets cap or the opening credits to ”The Simpsons.” They’re used in teas […]