With skyrocketing sales and tireless marketing, rosé is a 21st-century American success story. Previous generations of star-spangled wine consumers dismissed it as too French, too gendered, or too reminiscent of black-sheep White Zinfandel. Of course that’s all grainy, black-and-white history now. In our rosy-hued present, pink wines have come to symbolize “all that is good about […]
While hostels have historically had a reputation as dirty, undesirable places for broke backpackers, that’s not always the case. Hostels have always served as bustling social hubs. The best ones in cities like Berlin, Paris, Miami, and beyond have killer nightclubs, pool bars, historic watering holes, and even breweries on site.
If you raise a glass of water during a toast you will die by drowning, according to one particularly moribund tradition from our friends at the U.S. Navy. According to the Navy’s ”Mess Night Manuel,” water toasts are bad luck.
A day of tasting isn’t nearly enough time to get one’s head around the complexities of Cretan wine. Hell, a year might not be sufficient. Given the stunning range of microclimates, soil types, and indigenous grapes on this Greek isle, you’ll want to take your time. The largest island in Greece, Crete is said to […]
If Greece has a signature white grape variety, it’s Assyrtiko. It’s primarily found on the picturesque island of Santorini, and it’s difficult to tell where the grape ends and the region begins, as the two are so closely linked. With vines trained in a basket shape to protect against high winds, the grape’s naturally high […]
There’s a wine region you don’t know about but definitely should. Introducing Macedonia, the rocky, mountainous region of northern Greece. Brimming with steep slopes and bustling port cities, Macedonia is a wine producing mecca, with bottlings ranging from crisp, refreshing whites to heavy, bone- dry reds. The region is broken down into four parts: Amyndeon, Epanomi, […]
Secret drinking clubs are weird, mostly just by virtue of being secret drinking clubs. Think about it. There’s no way you’re walking into a secret drinking club without a special password, quite possibly in compliance with a bizarre dress code that includes a mask.
Greece hasn’t historically been a place that immediately comes to mind when people mention the great wines of the world. While the country has cemented itself as the birthplace of democracy, the source of the world’s greatest mythological tales, and of course, a destination for honeymooners, its wine has always been an afterthought. We can mostly blame […]
Greece is rich with delicious booze, like wine and ouzo. But as of late, It hasn’t been the best time for Greece’s local economy or its alcohol producers, and things are about to get worse. The northern Aegean islands, one of Greece’s main tourist destinations, have been pretty cheap thanks to large tax breaks.