Even if you don’t drink vodka, you’re probably familiar with Absolut, thanks to its ridiculously successful marketing campaign. Even if you do drink Absolut, there are probably more than a few things you don’t know about the product, or the company itself. From a surprising level of environmental awareness to ancient water sources to that […]
To enjoy buying and drinking wine means we have to willfully succumb to certain fictions. We pretend, for instance, that we know what the juice inside the bottle will taste like. We do so based on visual clues from the words and art we see on the label, or if we previously tasted another bottle […]
Hennessy is something you should absolutely know about, assuming you like smooth, rich tipples. Also if you like having the appearance of incredible swagger. The company — which reads “modern” but is in fact 253 years young — puts out a solid half of the world’s Cognac. It has Irish roots, and kept two families […]
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.