When you think of Easter, you think of a Sunday afternoon with egg hunts, an early dinner, and endless amounts of festive candy. Does it get any better? It does, actually — by doing all of the above with cocktails, of course! Easter Sunday is one of our favorite days of the year, especially because its arrival […]
Here at VinePair, we love getting you the inside scoop. In a profession like bartending, your average drink slinger is undoubtedly going to be opinionated about certain matters of the craft — and we’re dying to find out what’s going on behind that smile. Welcome to our Ask a Bartender Series, which picks apart what goes on inside the brains […]
In the final months of 2016, more than a dozen hospitality industry professionals went public on social media with stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment perpetrated by colleagues. First came the website. In first-person accounts, 15 women wrote that they had been assaulted by one LA-based consultant and mentor; the website was called The Reality of Sexual […]
There comes a time when waiting in line to pop bottles and dance to loud music while being surrounded by people who are walking bad decisions no longer feels like a fun way to spend an evening.
It’s pretty safe to say that 2016 was quite a year, in more ways than one. And while most of us are more than ready to move on to 2017, there were many things that happened this year that impacted the way we enjoy a daily drink.
It’s an exciting year for Jews because Hanukkah, a festival of lights that lasts eight nights, falls over both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. This fortuitous scheduling creates a plethora of opportunities to celebrate, eat copious amounts of fried food, and enjoy some good drinks, too. Latkes are one of the quintessential foods of Hanukkah. […]
One fateful night in San Francisco, I stepped up to the bar and ordered a gin gimlet. My bartender nodded, shook up the cocktail, poured it into a chilled glass… and then topped it off with a float of Jack Daniel’s. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me — that is, until my […]
In the world of craft cocktails, there was before Sasha Petraske and after Sasha Petraske. When the famed bartender died at the tender age of 42 last year, he left the world altered for his impact upon it.
Well, the election ended and Trump won. But God hasn’t abandoned us totally! There’s still alcohol! In the words of Donald J. Trump, 45th president-elect of these United States, ”Now, it’s time to bind the wounds of division, come together as one people . . .