The world shelled out $661 billion for beer last year. Behemoth breweries dominated sales, with the 50 biggest brewing companies accounting for nearly half of global beer consumption in 2017. This year’s list of top-ranking beers, based on 2017 sales, is similar to last year’s results, with a few key changes.
In a deal worth more than $300 million, Heineken is joining forces with China Resources Enterprise (CRE) and China Resources Beer (CR Beer), the largest beer company in the world’s largest beer market. CRE and CR Beer reportedly acquired seven of Heineken’s businesses as part of a long-term strategic partnership in mainland China, Hong Kong, […]
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 […]
If you live in North America, you might believe that Budweiser is the ”King of Beers.” In truth, Budweiser isn’t even the ”King” of its own castle — Bud Light far outsells its fuller-flavored brother. But neither of those brews sell nearly as much beer as the world’s most popular beer, one you’ve probably never […]
According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year that you’re born has a lot to do with the type of person you’ll become. And those unique traits determined by your birth year are not only relatable to you, they’re also relatable to specific wines. So here is your ideal wine, based on your Chinese Zodiac sign. Year […]
In 2005 the demand for fine wine in China began to explode, pulled along by massive economic growth. The nation’s newly minted millionaires went looking for places to spend their money — and they found an outlet in high quality wines and spirits, along with so many other luxury goods.
In the past we’ve explored the history of two drinking games for adults, bocce and pétanque, and taught you how to play them. Both are great options, especially when the weather is nice outside, but today we’re going back through history to uncover six forgotten drinking games from around the world. Kottabos – Ancient Greece […]
Human beings have been drinking wine for thousands of years, leaving all manner of evidence behind. From literary and historical texts, to mythological and religious works, wine is ever-present on the page. Archeologists have unearthed wine-related objects all across the world, though most have been found around the Mediterranean. In the past 25 years, aided […]
Here at VinePair, we’ve become pretty interested in China’s recent obsession with all things wine. As you know from our 2013 wine consumption map, the country is on its way to becoming the largest global consumer, as well as the largest global producer, of wine, and, to many wine writers, China’s obsession has seemingly come […]