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10 Things Every True Bourbon Lover Needs To Know

10 Things Every True Bourbon Lover Needs To Know

As the global thirst for bourbon continues to grow, the popularity of storied brands like Four Roses shows no signs of dwindling. Whiskey fans can’t seem to get enough of the delicious, indigenous spirit whose origins are indelibly tied to the story of America. Bourbon’s history can be traced back to pre-Revolutionary War times, when […]

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Is Chile’s Troubled Past the Reason Its Wine’s Future Is So Bright?

Is Chile’s Troubled Past the Reason Its Wine’s Future Is So Bright?

Chile’s geology and climate are perfect for making wine. With the ocean on one side and the Andes on the other, Chile’s vineyards get the benefit of salty winds and cooling airs, plus wide day-to-night fluctuations — perfect conditions for grape growing. And yet, up until the mid-’80s, the wine produced in Chile was by […]

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The History of Sangria

The History of Sangria

It’s hard to avoid summer sangria these days. Bubbly sangria, rosé sangria, Hennessy sangria, red, white, blue sangria — the Spanish wine punch has deviated so far from its simple origins it’s nearly unrecognizable. For years, sangrias have been gracing red and white picnic cloths and restaurants with outdoor seating. Sangria seems endlessly adaptable, vaguely Spanish, […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guinness

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Guinness

Walk into any bar, and you’re likely to see a familiar tap or bottle: Guinness. The Irish stout is arguably the most well known imported beer in the United States. But how much do you really know about the brand? VinePair reached out to the head archivist of Guinness to bring you 10 facts about Guinness that […]

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I Miss Old Beer Ads So Much

I Miss Old Beer Ads So Much

Here’s a theoretical question for you to roll around the old noodle: If you vividly remember a weird movie trailer, or a Simpsons joke, or a funny commercial from childhood, but are completely unable to find a trace of it on YouTube, did it ever truly air? Perhaps not.

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A Cultural History of the Hand Grenade, From the Man Who Started It All

A Cultural History of the Hand Grenade, From the Man Who Started It All

The history of New Orleans is soaked in booze. It’s dripping in cocktail culture, influential bars, and cocktail legends. Then there’s Bourbon Street: 13 blocks of strip clubs, bars, and debauchery. And where there’s debauchery in New Orleans, there’s a good chance there’s a bright, Ecto-Cooler green Hand Grenade in a plastic container nearby. Hand […]

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