On a shelf of glitzy vodka bottles that look like they were designed specifically for making bad choices at a nightclub, Tito’s stands out. (Or actually, with its humble brown label and lack of whipped cream or cotton candy flavors, it tends to not stand out.) A multi-billion-dollar “small batch” brand, Tito’s is now the […]
From the elegant marquees of historic watering holes, to flickering Budweiser logos outside beer-stained dives, few things pair as well as neon and bars. Neon lighting was discovered in London in 1898, but it wasn’t used for signage until a French entrepreneur brought the technology to Paris in 1910. By the 1930s, neon had made […]
Artist Tom Sanford’s artistic mantra, he tells me, ”is to do the most obvious fucking thing ever.” We’re sitting on the floor in the Gitler &___ art gallery in Harlem, New York with a six-pack of Flagship IPA, staring at his latest exhibit: 99 one-foot-tall paintings of beer on the wall.
There’s a certain seemingly fun, ultimately annoying, never-ending song about beer. You’ve probably heard it. You’ve probably even sung it. It’s called “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” OK, we admit, it ends. It ends at 1. It ends if you make it down to 1 from 99 without physically attacking whoever is singing […]
If you love ink, and you love wine, you’ve done one of two things: tried to create a terrible cocktail, equal parts red wine and Bic, called “Writer’s Block”; or you’ve united your love of wine and ink far more rationally by getting a permanent visual declaration of said love etched into your living skin. […]
Sometimes, one of the most relaxing things to do is pop a bottle of wine, pour a big glass, and sit down for some good ol’ fashioned coloring.
Some alcohol advertising is crass, but some of it is as lovely as the feeling you get after the first sip of your martini. Close to the turn of the 20th century, a lot of alcohol advertising was ornate and artistic – maybe even rivaling the award-winning Absolut campaign. Want to take a little trip ala […]
We’re suckers for ink. While none of the full-time members of VinePair currently have any tattoos – at least none that we know of – we love how beautiful they can look on other people. While years ago, tattoos might have been rare to find among wine lovers, they now seem to be everywhere, with […]
I don’t know many people who don’t love to receive the gift of wine, but sometimes it’s nice to think outside the box when it comes to giving a gift for a wine lover.