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Climate Change Is Putting English Sparkling Wine on the Map

Climate Change Is Putting English Sparkling Wine on the Map

English Sparkling Wine is having a moment. What was once Champagne’s invitation-only pool party, attended exclusively by the world’s most finely honed palates, is now being invaded by cannonballing English sparkling wine producers. This is thanks to a number of fortuitous elements coming together to create a right-time, right-place kind of scenario. First of all, […]

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5 Surprising Places Making Great Sparkling Wine

5 Surprising Places Making Great Sparkling Wine

What’s better than wine? Wine with bubbles, of course! The sparkling wine trend is booming. In 2015, Americans consumed over 21 million cases of wine, according to the Wine Institute. For winemakers, this means two things: First of all, there’s a much bigger reward in focusing on producing excellent sparkling wine, since consumers are clamoring […]

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The Behind The Bar Origins Of Minding Your Ps And Qs

The Behind The Bar Origins Of Minding Your Ps And Qs

There are plenty of English phrases we don’t understand. Sorry, don’t mean “English.” We mean “English English,” like in Austin Powers. Some are more or less familiar. “Bob’s your uncle,” basically meaning “Ta-da,” or “voila, all’s good!” “Knackered,” meaning exhausted. “Taking the piss,” meaning—chill—making fun of something. But then there’s that “Mind your Ps and […]

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A Tale Of Two Pimm’s Cups [Recipe]

A Tale Of Two Pimm’s Cups [Recipe]

The Pimm’s Cup don’t get no respect. Not in the States anyway, where it’s bested by warm weather drinks like the Mint Julep, Margaritas, and ubiquitous Sangria. But in the UK, especially around Wimbledon time, the fruity, fizzy Pimm’s Cup is adored by many. And we think it’s time the States got in on the […]

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