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American Thirst: Three Homegrown Drinking Traditions We Think Are Foreign

American Thirst: Three Homegrown Drinking Traditions We Think Are Foreign

If you like shooting tequila with salt and lime, by all means go for it! Just don’t blame Mexico for your hangover. The trinity of tequila, salt, and citrus is one of many homegrown drinking customs Americans tend to think are foreign. We also assume locally brewed, cleverly marketed macro beers are shipped from far-away […]

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The Most Expensive Wine From Every Country in the World

The Most Expensive Wine From Every Country in the World

There are more than 70 countries worldwide producing wine. Historically, 90 percent of the world’s wine came from 15 countries, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. To understand the global spectrum, we analyzed data from Wine-Searcher.com and compiled the most expensive wine from every country. From the Old World usual suspects, to […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Riesling From Australia

An Illustrated Guide to Riesling From Australia

There’s a general rule that New World wines are more fruit-forward than Old World wines, which tend to be mineral-driven. Australian Riesling shatters that notion. While Riesling always has high acidity, Australia’s bottles can be straight-up piercing, practically shredding the enamel from your teeth. While a light white grape might theoretically clash with the massive, […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Shiraz From Australia

An Illustrated Guide to Shiraz From Australia

Many international grapes have slightly different names because they are grown around the world. French Pinot Blanc becomes Italian Pinot Bianco, while Tempranillo is known as Tinta Roriz, Tinto Fino, Aragonez, and more, depending on the part of Iberia where it’s grown. But Syrah and Shiraz are more than just synonyms for the same grape. […]

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6 Australian Whites For $20 And (Down) Under

6 Australian Whites For $20 And (Down) Under

When someone mentions Australian wine, brains tend to kangaroo-leap right to Shiraz. And not just because it’s fun to say, what with that exaggerated “aaaaz” (so to speak). Shiraz dominates the Australian export market, and the U.S. dominates those exports. So it’s forgivable, sensible even, if that’s what we reach for in the Australian wine aisle […]

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The Six O’Clock Swill

The Six O’Clock Swill

We’ve heard at least one credible “Happy Hour” origin story. But Australia might be able to lay claim to its own. Maybe it’s no surprise, as this is the land of feisty individuality: vegemite, Paul Hogan, monster bunnies with built-in pockets that jump and punch and terrorize children.

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The Yellow Tail Story: How Two Families Turned Australia Into America’s Biggest Wine Brand

The Yellow Tail Story: How Two Families Turned Australia Into America’s Biggest Wine Brand

In 1992, imports of Australian wine accounted for only around 3% of all imported wine to the United States, with Italy and France continuing to hold a tight grip on the market at 30% and 50% respectively. Wine from Australia was a relative novelty. Collectors knew of the country’s top-tier wines, but besides this, little […]

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