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Salute! Seven of the Best Proseccos for Aperol Spritzes, Ranked

Salute! Seven of the Best Proseccos for Aperol Spritzes, Ranked

An Aperol Spritz tastes like summer, whether you’re currently yachting in the Adriatic, or would very much like to be. The Austro-Italian cocktail features a simple, 3-2-1, Prosecco-Aperol-soda water rubric, making it easy-drinking and customizable. It’s popular, too. GQ, Vogue, and this publication have devoted ample word count to the simple pleasures of the spritz.

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Seven Mexican Lagers, Blind Tasted and Ranked From Bad to Bueno

Seven Mexican Lagers, Blind Tasted and Ranked From Bad to Bueno

Mexican lagers taste like the weekend. Not just when the fifth of May falls on a Saturday, either. Cracking open an ice-cold Corona or straight-from-the-cooler Tecate is reminiscent of beach trips, cookouts, game days, and sunny afternoons doing or avoiding yard work. The category gets its crisp, light flavor profile from the German-style Vienna lager […]

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Summer Crush: The Seven Best Tequilas for Palomas, Ranked

Summer Crush: The Seven Best Tequilas for Palomas, Ranked

La Paloma, a tequila cocktail made with fresh lime and fizzy grapefruit soda, is a VinePair staff favorite. The drink’s origins are uncertain, though some historians credit Don Javier Delgado Corona, owner of the renowned La Capilla bar in Tequila, Jalisco. Palomas are currently enjoying a rightful renaissance across the U.S. Powered in part by […]

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Our Reader Tasting Panel Selects the 10 Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon Wines You Should Be Drinking Now

Our Reader Tasting Panel Selects the 10 Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon Wines You Should Be Drinking Now

In 2004, the wine world experienced a true shock to its system. At The Berlin Tasting, 36 storied wine professionals blind-tasted and ranked the world’s best bottles. To their surprise, two wines from Chile garnered the top two spots on the list, outranking revered Old World favorites such as Chateau Lafite and Tignanello. It wasn’t […]

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We Blind-Tasted Aldi’s Award-Winning Wines. Here’s What Happened.

We Blind-Tasted Aldi’s Award-Winning Wines. Here’s What Happened.

There’s been a lot of buzz about the German-based supermarket chain Aldi. Between the internationally ranked $8 rosé and the company’s viral wine Advent calendar, Aldi has garnered worldwide recognition. After months of curiosity, the VinePair staff finally got our hands on eight of Aldi’s “award-winning” bottles available stateside. Why? To blind taste and determine which […]

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We Asked a Group of Sommeliers to Blind Taste Target’s New $5 Wines. Here’s What Happened.

We Asked a Group of Sommeliers to Blind Taste Target’s New $5 Wines. Here’s What Happened.

Trader Joe’s has Charles Shaw, a.k.a Two Buck Chuck. Whole Foods has Three Wishes. And as of September, Target has California Roots, its answer to the uber-popular “super value” wine category. While we at VinePair are a bit wary of California Roots’ dubious origins, we are also far too curious not to taste the viral, […]

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