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What Are Bottled-in-Bond Spirits, and Why Are They Suddenly Everywhere?

What Are Bottled-in-Bond Spirits, and Why Are They Suddenly Everywhere?

As American whiskey sales continue to grow year-over-year, due in part to what industry analysts call the “craft movement,” bottled-in-bond spirits have come back in a big way. Jack Daniel’s released a 100-proof bottled-in-bond expression in August 2018. Heaven Hill Brands, the sixth-largest distilled spirits company in the U.S., has made bonded iterations of Old […]

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The States That Drink the Most Wine in America (Maps)

The States That Drink the Most Wine in America (Maps)

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 […]

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The 10 Best New Cocktail Bars of 2018

The 10 Best New Cocktail Bars of 2018

American cocktail culture is evolving in tandem with our priorities. As exciting as it is to now find excellent Negronis or Manhattans in big cities and small towns nationwide (and it really, truly is), we have also come to expect more from our favorite bars. The country’s best bars innovate, embracing an array of ingredients or […]

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Five of the Best American Pinot Noirs Under $45, Tasted and Ranked

Five of the Best American Pinot Noirs Under $45, Tasted and Ranked

Pinot Noir is equal parts awe-inspiring and infuriating. In cooler climates, it produces complex, elegant wines. When temperatures are too hot, however, or grapes don’t receive enough attention in the vineyard and winery, things can quickly turn jammy and overly alcoholic. In America, Pinot Noir is the third most planted wine grape. It can be […]

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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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Beer Has Always Been Political, So Stop Telling Brewers to ‘Stick to Beer’

Beer Has Always Been Political, So Stop Telling Brewers to ‘Stick to Beer’

You may consider it poor manners to publicly discuss politics, especially with a beer in your hand — and especially in 2018. But beer and politics have always been intertwined. Early American public houses slung brews while patrons debated the news of the day. As legend has it, in 1775, a young apprentice was sipping […]

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Baseball’s Beer and Champagne Shower Celebrations Face an Uncertain Future

Baseball’s Beer and Champagne Shower Celebrations Face an Uncertain Future

When cult Danish brewer Mikkeller opened its first NYC brewery in March 2018, the city’s craft beer community fired up Untappd and hopped on the subway. The site of Mikkeller’s first East Coast operation? Citi Field, the Queens stadium of the New York Mets. (Mikkeller’s wasn’t the first craft stadium brewery in baseball, either.

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The History of Lager in America

The History of Lager in America

Let’s take it back. When John Wagner, a Bavarian brewer, arrived in America in 1840, he came with some precious cargo: a supply of lager yeast from his native Bavaria. And as far as American cities go, he picked the right place. Philadelphia had been brewing beer for 160 years. However, the beer that Philadelphia, […]

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The States That Drink the Most Alcohol in America, Mapped and Ranked

The States That Drink the Most Alcohol in America, Mapped and Ranked

How do your drinking habits stack up against your neighbors’? And how about versus those on the opposite side of the country? We analyzed data from annual alcohol surveys and reports to see who is drinking the most, and where. The East Coast is home to three of the top five hardest-drinking states, although no […]

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